A Dove and a Mirror

As I gazed in the mirror at my wood wicked chair I wondered what was is to come. A dove flighted off a branch and I wondered; wondered deep. Wandering through the paths of all the “could be’s” and the “might’s.” To a deep wonder. I stood gazing back at my old life. Had I […]

Merry of Soul

This morning broke clean and chill over the Kansas hills. This morning I am listening to Russian soundtracks from Toygar. Which are classical and hauntingly beautiful. Sura, Toygar The coffee pot at my house took a turn for the worst so I’ve been enjoying the gifts of my Keurig. Haha, which is quite amazing! I have been […]

Diversion through Workouts

“A Hundred Bad days…I ain’t scared…” This is exactly what workouts give me. Strength and diversion to defeat my fear and my bad days. It’s like for the time of my workout I’m transported to another time and place. I guess a workout is just such a diversion to normal thinking. It just is really […]

Editing News, Coffee and Online Dating

Perk, perk… As the coffee pot spit out its merry little music, I flipped through my work manual. The rain tumbled down the gutters and spit out onto the bright green grass into a little pool. As my Spotify churned out lyrics to “Symphony” I cringed at the article on my computer. I had been […]

Rattlesnake Ridge, Snoqualmie Falls

My foot heaved over the ruddy roots as Ruby sprang ahead of me. Ruby is my sister’s dog. I was climbing Rattlesnake Ridge not 6 months after my surgery. It was an amazing feeling of triumph. One of those feelings you get after doing something to the max. Pushing yourself to your limits. As the […]

The Simple Beauty of Nature

As I stepped through the knee-high green grasses I breathed in the fresh air. It was cleansing as if giving the prairie a new birth. My father often says that the prairie changes her dresses for every season. The prairie is changing her dresses. The fresh air streamed against the hanging white sheets billowing in […]

Rain, Rain, Go Away

“Rain, rain go away come again another day.” This was a song that my chums and I would sing on the playground as the rain slid down our noses. When I was a child I loved playing in the rain. It is such a freeing feeling to have water trickling down your arms and neck. […]

Small Workout Spinach: Gains

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1ZzdBgLtZg Munching on my fresh spinach blueberry salad I ponder the lyrics “I’m goin’ back to the earth.” Mraz really exemplifies a way of thinking that I quite agree with. Honestly, I think that everyone could gain something from these lyrics. Mraz, encourages listeners to “turn off your phone.” This is such succinct advice yet […]

Inspiration from Poppins: England

“Anything can happen if you let it.” This somewhat comical and very inspirational song in Mary Poppins, my favorite Disney movie, though honestly, it’s a tossup with Beauty and the Beast. Mary Poppins is one of my favorite Disney heroines whose lyrics I try to live out. This song is so inspirational and urges you […]

Bom dia, cafe por favor

To know a second language is to enter another world.    My morning began with coffee, faux apple pie oatmeal, and some hard-core Portuguese lesson. So, for all my lovely oatmeal connoisseurs. Date Inspired Apple Pie Oatmeal: 1/2 c. oatmeal 1 c. water dash salt 1/2 chopped apple (I used Gala, but any other sweet […]

How Not to Make Coffee-

My trials began at 6:01 am, in making Ethiopian coffee started today as I wrangled a ginger root. This darned Ethiopian coffee has me by the neck, I’m telling you!  After slicing a nickel sized sliced of ginger I gingerly dropped it into my pot of boiling water and coffee grounds. Previously, I had added […]