july 29, 2019

‘”Say, Pooh, why aren’t you busy?” I said. “Because it’s a nice day,” said Pooh. “Yes, but —” “Why ruin it?” he said. “But you could be doing something Important,” I said. “I am, ” said Pooh. “Oh? Doing what?” “Listening,” he said. “Listening to what?” “To the birds. And that squirrel over there.” “What are they saying?” I asked. “That it’s a nice day,” said Pooh. “But you know

july 26, 2019

“Spend time with people who are good for your mental health.” ~ Unknown  

may 3, 2019

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” ~ Hans Selye     Weeks ago at Shakertown, the rentals and I took a brief hay ride. With Kelly and Cassie engaged in conversation, Pam and I had our own talk. She and I had a few of these talks that weekend. They are treasured moments for sure.

april 6, 2019

“We rise by lifting others.” ~ unknown      It was a rental sister day at Shakertown. We stuffed ourselves and took walks. That’s a great day in my book.

october 10, 2018

“Be polite. Be blind to the shortsightedness of others. Walking away is not necessarily weakness; sometimes it’s real strength. Very few confrontations are worthy of a line in the sand. Don’t seek to rule others and don’t live as if you’re being ruled. Live a life that’s honest to yourself. Love isn’t what you feel. It’s what you do.” ~ Steven Roth     The Rental Sisters and I were

october 8, 2018

“May you be at peace. May your heart remain open. May you awaken to the light of your own true nature. May you be healed. May you be a source of healing for all beings.” ~ Unknown     Staying with the Clooney theme from yesterday, the Rental Sisters and I made our way to a wonderful riverfront house in Augusta, the former home of Rosemary Clooney. She is one

october 7, 2018

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” ~ Audrey Hepburn     The Rental Sisters knew a lot more about Augusta than I did. We walked into an adorable antique shop on Main Street, of which there are many, to be immediately greeted by a delightful woman and her tiny shop dog named Nate (I think that was his name). Apparently, Nate had had a long day by

may 25, 2018

“We do not have to improve ourselves; we just have to let go of what blocks our heart.” ~ Jack Kornfield     While the newlyweds were off being photographed by the professionals, a much shorter and younger couple was being photographed by everyone else. Remember I said Lucy loved everyone? She may have loved her cousin Jackson Bick a little more than the others during the wedding reception, Gigi

may 24, 2018

“Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it.” ~ Joyce Meyer     Lucy Barnes-Gilbert loves her grandmother Kelly “Gigi” something fierce. She loves everyone else, too, but she really, really loves Kelly and hardly leaves her side when they’re together. I think this bodes well for Lucy as an adult. Virtually every woman I

march 24, 2018

“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I’d like to see you in better living conditions.” ~ Hafiz     This might be my favorite image from the wedding shower. Kelly’s granddaughter, Lucy, followed her every move. I stalked her most of the day with not much success. On the other hand, I got this. I think I won the day.