january 22, 2019

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” ~ Roy T. Bennet     When your grandchild can’t make it to the party, facetime to the rescue. Aren’t they adorable? These two: I love them so. They create love and harmony everywhere they go. 

november 1, 2018

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou     On my way back from Oklahoma I stopped in St. Louis to see Rental Sister and BIL Kelly and Craig Barnes. I got a special bonus when I walked in to find Stacy Jansen, too! She’s also been adopted, so

january 15, 2016

“The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.” ~ Thomas Merton   Someone asked me the other day what exactly Mercury in retrograde meant. My feeble answer was that, astrologically speaking, when Mercury is in retrograde

january 23, 2015

“A great attitude becomes a great mood. A great mood becomes a great day. A great day becomes a great year. A great year becomes a great life.” ~ Unknown     Craig Barnes is one of the finest men I know. He’s funny as all get out, with a wit that will slap you silly and leave you laughing your guts out. He can cook like nobody’s business. He’s so

october 19, 2013

“Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you. So give goodness.” ~ Unknown Kelly and Craig Barnes threw an awesome wedding for their only daughter tonight. Kelly is my rental sister, which makes Craig the best rental BIL any

august 30, 2012

“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” ~ Maya Angelou In making my way westward, I was offered food and shelter for the night in St. Louis with my beloved rent-a-family, Craig and Kelly Barnes. Craig is the best chef on the planet. I was treated to grilled pork tenderloin with mango salsa, zucchini, and a delicious fruit salad. Kelly is, of course, my sister from another mother. We’ve got more in