Connection is contagious. When I see it, I smile. Monday #beautynearme is brought to you by my parents (their connection with each other) and my grandson (his connection to his creativity). It evokes gratitude. So much gratitude. When we intentionally look for connection, even if looking on from a distance, our hearts are warmed. The cold of…

Braids

Today, I got to spend some one on one time with “little bit”, Lennon Jane. As I was getting her dressed, I thought I’d try a little braid in the front of her hair where it’s longest. I braided a little strand and stood there with tears in my eyes. Her first little braid seemed…

A Time for Gray

It’s a chilly morning, but not frozen  It’s “in-between” world where I feel neither “here” nor “there” -a place where nothing is completely anything Few leaves, colored and clinging remain, still hopeful in the breeze All the others are swirling down on the ground, free, unattached and forgotten My thick skin hasn’t emerged for the…

Food Fads Through the Decades

Oh my, I’ve been scream-laughing reading the Vintage Recipes Ads. I grew up in the 70’s and this article has my sides hurting from laughing so much. Take a look at these pictures!!!!!! Did you eat any of these? Thankfully, my mom is a really good cook and is also health conscious. But some of these…