Muses on a Friday and Surprise Latte flavorings

My fiancé reached his hand through the window to take my “surprise” latte from the barista. I have a custom with this barista of letting her surprise me with the flavor combination of her choice. I just love having a surprise drink! It’s fun. After seeing the muffins at the counter, we agreed to get a banana chocolate muffin, too.

It was delicious. Very moist and just enough chocolate to still taste the bold banana. YUMM!!

After working all day yesterday I’ve gotta say I’m still tired.

We took the scenic route to the coffee shop. As we turned a corner we were stopped short by a huge tree that had fallen down last night in the terrible storm we had.

After further looking we saw that the tree didn’t look like it has been a dead rotting trees, it’s trunk still looked green. I can’t imagine the wind force that must of ripped that out of the ground.

Oh my!

Thankfully, we are both safe and the large Larch tree in our front yard didn’t fall down.

This morning I’m musing over my joyful time in PA and my inspiring future as a wife to my wonderful fiancé.

This move will be the start of our journey together. And in just a matter of months will be living under the same house with the same name! Oh my, who would’ve thought.

Sometimes, when I wake, I look at my engagement ring on my left hand and smile.

What an amazing adventure we will have together, traveling nearly 1,000 miles, to a new state.

To start a whole new chapter of our life journey.

Our new life, blossoming and flowing together

like the rain gurgling down a waterfall

wild flowers growing along its banks.

Travel #1: New- Orleans-travels

I gingerly sip the rest of my latte and peer out the window at the rolling hills flush with green. What a beautiful creation this world is, honestly who could think twice about not embracing such a beautiful planet and world. The world now is so confused and utterly turned on it’s head, right now, it seems.

Aside from that little bout of thought on today’s world life goes on. Some music to brighten your morning :).

Though truly if someone were to ask me every day is a miracle and quite an extra-ordinary experience. Each day presents a new way to give to others and to impact others in loving ways. Sometimes by just a simple gesture. That is what brings me joy.

I am reflecting this morning on the splendors and beauty I experienced recently on my fiance and I’s roadtrip to New Orleans. What an adventure!! And I got to meet my future in-laws and more of his family too. The second night we were there we went to a Jazz Bar to The Spotted Cat. The first I had ever been to. So Loud! So much Fun!!

Having a Ball, Prosecco and a Jolly New Years

As I skillfully balanced on my scooter I popped the cap of a bottle of Prosecco to toast yet another great year folding into the seems of time and the hailing in of another. As my knitting needles whispered

Quite an entrance for the new year blown in on the shoulders of a furious wind! The room was filled with a coziness that created reading almost as a necessity.


Snowy Barn

Snowy Country Barn

I pulled at the two strands of yarn as they glided through my needles their noise resonating throughout the quiet living room. The needles I’m working with a size 19 circular needles which I think are quite whily to control.

I’m undertaking my first hand-knit blanket and it’s coming along quite dapperly. Its color reminds me of salty olives, the ones you find at fancy venues or on top of sandwiches. That’s almost the exact color! Undeniably salty, indeed, quite a necessity in the dead of winter. I knit double yarn for the first time, which is when you knit with two strands of yarn, not just one.

It bulked up quite readily and is delightfully warm!


A Stitch in Time Saves Nine.


Quite an entrance for the new year blown in on the shoulders of a furious wind! The room was filled with a coziness that created reading almost as a necessity. Quite chilly too!

Such an amazing year filled with happy conversations, great expectations, achievements, and new beginnings. The burnt ends of my first collegiate endeavors put out with a star of achievement. The year was like a hand-stitched quilt, piece by piece changing the appearance of the quilt ever so slightly with every stitch of time. The loose stitches, carried from last year, eventually fading into oblivion. The loose stitches, taken out and reworked like any challenge in life. Every predicament we endure must be worked and reworked to create something magnificent in the end- a beautiful hand-stitched quilt. Every patch of the quilt representing a time period or some new endeavor. Stitched with time to represent a magnificent time of our life.

I’m very grateful for my family and that I miraculously am still living. God has done amazing things in my life and God willing will provide and help me through the rest of it.

For now, my friends, raise a glass and Hurrah for a jolly New Year! And God Bless!

Let. Others. Value. Each other.

“Looo—ve is vwhat bwrings uss togetherr tvoo-day…”

If you’ve seen the movie Princess Bride I’m sure you’re smiling and made even chuckling a little on that line. If you haven’t I can attest that this movie will not only make you laugh but also grip you chair in anticipation.

I would gladly give you a movie overview. However, I “have bigger fish to fry” in this post.

Love. Others. Value. Each other. spells love. Love is the correspondence of human feeling. Recently, I stumbled upon Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116, “Let me not to the Marriage of True Minds”. I love this poem! It is the perfect illustration of what love should exist between us as. Loving others like our humanness requires us to.

Love is contributing our best to the bigger whole of humankind.

I was so blessed to have dinner tonight with one of my most wonderful friends. And we had a smashing good time and a wonderful amount of good laughter, joy, good food and love was spread around the table. We talked about literature, movies, music, war and peace. It was a feast of French Onion soup and a wonderful root vegetable dish.

Having the love of friends is so essential to our beings.

My family gathered last week in celebration to dine on the harvests plenty around our big farmhouse style table. It was so wonderful to be in unity with my family. to share that familial love that I am so fortunate to have.

As Michael Buble sings, “Love is a funny thing, whenever I give it it comes back to me.” This lyric resounds with my post and I hope encourages, you, my dear reader, to love and let love find you this next week.

My dear compassionate readers, I wish you the best in the remainder of this week.

Be human stay kind.