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Outside of Bailey, Colorado.

Quote of the day: “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” — Maya Angelou

Daily gratitudes:
The many beautiful words (and spirit) of Maya Angelou
A lovely day
Books that make you think
That my Kelsea has only one more day of school
My turquoise cowboy boots

This isn’t a very good shot because it was taken from the bus on the way home. I was soooooooo soaked. It’s only about a quarter of a mile from work to the “new” Union Station bus terminal, but after half a block, I took my shoes off and just went barefoot. I figured my feet had a better shot at surviving the walk than my shoes did. My pants were wet to the knees by the time I got to the bus.

We’ve had tornado warnings two days in a row at work. Yesterday, we huddled in the stairwell for 20 minutes, which gave me an unexpected anxiety attack. I have a little PTSD left over from the floods last September. Today, however, we all just went about our business. I’m much happier standing at the window watching the weather – I figure if I see a tornado coming, I’ll have plenty of time to make it to the stairwell.

I generally love the energy of storms, and hope that my leftover anxiety will abate with time, because it certainly seems like we’re going to have a bang-up summer. Kelsea and I plan to have a storm-chasing day or two, but no worries, we’ll be careful!


Lafayette, Colorado.

Quote of the day: “It isn’t possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.” — E.M. Forster

Daily gratitudes:
Getting to meet dogs on the street
Sparkly things
Our upcoming hot springs weekend (yea!!)
The energy of thunderstorms
Unsweetened iced green tea from Starbucks

On this Mother’s Day, most of which I have spent with Kelsea doing pre-college stuff, snuggled up on the couch, on this wet, slight snowy day, I am reminded of how much perseverance starting, nurturing, and living a life takes. For all of us. I hope you have all had a happy Mother’s Day. For those of us who are without our own mothers now, it is a blessing to know that we were so loved and that the stars are the lights in our mothers eyes still, glowing as they watch us.


Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Quote of the day: “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” — Washington Irving

Daily gratitudes:
Fixing my own printer
The first cricket (though he might be frozen by now)
My darling daughter
A day at home


I have been quiet again because we had a scare with Mr. Man the Maine Coon being very ill. But some days, much trauma, many tears, many pills, many purrs and prayers, and it seems he is much better. Having his Aunt Tamara and Cousin Taylar here this week was a huge boost to both him and me. My dear Tamara is truly a cat whisperer and the similarities between us were simply astounding. More on that later. This image is the view that MKL and I had of Long’s Peak from Veteran’s Park in Boulder last weekend on our delightful date night. I hope you all had a lovely week. I’ll be sharing images of Denver’s new Union Station (aka the BoobWorm) and the Garden of the Gods in the coming week, so stay tuned!


Boulder, Colorado.

Quote of the day: “You’re never lost. You always know exactly where you are. You’re right here. It’s just that sometimes you’ve misplaced your destination.” — Brian W. Porter

Daily gratitudes:
(So many lately!)
Friendly babies
The feeling of family
Natural beauty
Young deer

May 2014


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