During this uncertain time, a Silver Lining…Author Read Alouds

A Silver Lining in our current situation... Sometimes it only takes 1 great idea...Author Read Alouds! Kwame Alexander put together this amazing group of authors that have been hosting Read Alouds in the month of April. 1st week of April - Kwame Alexander read “CrossOver” 1st Author Read Aloud in Series 2nd week of April [...]

Vacation Fotos – Spring 2020 Part 4

My absolute favorite fotos from a few vacations. What could be more fun & relaxing than viewing some vacation fotos? Sit back and relax...:) Anderson Dock - Door County Anderson Dock - Door County; Flooded Dock Reflection NOLA street musician The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis - New Orleans The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis at Halloween [...]

Garden Fotos – Spring 2020 Part 3

It’s almost time for the garden! There is something almost spiritual about a garden. From getting the soil ready, to picking out the correct plants, getting them planted and than watching them grow. Sometimes the garden can lose its way a little due to insects or weather. It’s our job to “tend” the garden to [...]

Flower Fotos – Spring 2020 Part 2

There is so much to be anxious about in the news these days...blogging some soothing and calm flower fotos! Vacation Flowers Thanksgiving Centerpiece Holiday Flowers Vacation Flowers Beautiful Day Bouquet One Flower Focus Shelter in Place Flowers Practice Flowers Foto Into Focus Foto Lighting Candles for All Essential Workers; especially Healthcare Workers!😷💕 Praying everyone stays [...]

Foodie Fotos – Spring 2020 Part 1

COVID-19 is all over the news and social media. I want to post something soothing and comforting. What is more comforting than Food?! Here are my best foodie fotos...:) Stay tuned for more fotos in this series...(Flowers, Garden and Vacation). Fresh Vegetables from our Garden#thepatientgardener Garden Vegetables#thepatientgardener My Absolute Favorite Photo of our Fall Harvest!!!#thepatientgardener [...]

Let’s BE KIND!

With the COVID-19 stats ever evolving...The last week has changed everything! People are scrambling at grocery stores, restaurants and bars just closed, schools are closed, no large group events. Today, I went to the grocery store and was pleased to find some water! When I got to the checkout, the checker informed me that I [...]

Reviving the “Family Sunday Dinner”

When I was growing up we always sat down for a family Sunday dinner. We gathered and we shared about our week. It was always something to look forward to and to be together. When I decided I wanted to do this, I knew I did not want to meet at a restaurant with TVs [...]

Today is the End…Tomorrow is the Beginning!

How was this year for you? Last December 31st, what were your hopes for 2019? Did you meet or exceed your expectations? Was this year one of the worst you've had in a long time? Every New Year brings about Hope & Faith to tackle those New Year's Resolutions or to start the new year [...]

Inspirational Art

My daughters both moved out a few years ago. When they left I gifted them both with an "inspiration piece" from a local artist. The same artist created these mini pumpkins 🎃 and snowmen ⛄️! I just had to have them! Loving these unique holiday inspiration pieces. Hoping my daughters will find value in building [...]

“What is Your Joy?”

Last weekend I went to a new Primary Care Doctor appointment. This is a big deal for me because I have not had a Primary Care Doctor for over ten years. I do the maintenance; the OB/Gyno appt., my mammogram, I get blood work through my employer. I reflected, "I'm getting these wellness labs done, [...]