• My Beautiful Rainbow World
    Personal Growth,  Self Improvement,  Shower Thoughts,  World Outlook

    A Beautiful World

    When I was a teenager in the mid 70’s, I just got out of my car and started walking up Main Street in my home town of Grand Junction, Colorado, when I saw the most beautiful, little 3-4 year-old-girl. I’d never seen a child with such beautiful hair, coloring and features. Her parents were a young mixed-race couple, both beautiful individuals, but their child could melt your heart. At that time in Grand Junction and the surrounding communities, the population consisted of, mainly, Caucasians then Hispanics. There were very, very, very few Asians or Blacks. At my high school, Central High just outside of town, I could count the number…

  • My first car was a 1960 Chevy Biscayne

    My 1st Car

    I joined a Toastmasters club last year and have learned a lot during the last few months. Last month our theme for May 15th was “First Car” and I was tasked with giving a last-minute speech. I was in the “Hot Seat” and our scheduled speaker couldn’t make it. Below is the speech I gave. I hope after reading it, you share your memories of your first car in the comments. I don’t know about you, but my first car was a bomb. Not “Da Bomb” but a bomb. You know the kind, something we use to call “a boat.” When I was learning to drive, my step-dad traded his…

  • Family,  Grandparents Raising Grandkids

    Be Careful What You Wish For – You Just Might Get It

    I never truly understood the power of The Law of Attraction until I received what I was focused on. I just wasn’t prepared for the delivery of, or the answer to, my dreams. If you’ve heard of the Law of Attraction, you will understand the statement “Be Careful What You Wish For.” The Law of Attraction states that you will receive what you focus on. It plays no favorites and has no emotion. No negative, no positive, it just delivers. For years, I was focused on how to help my daughter and wishing I could do it all over again and make better choices in handling her drug and mental…

  • Family,  Holidays

    Mother’s Day Memories – 2011

    I’m taking a cue from Dr. Laura and remembering that Mother’s Day is more than getting praises for being a mom, it’s also about sharing sweet memories of your children. It was Christmas 1987. We had been back in the United States after living in Germany for just a few months. We had a small Christmas tree and as Christmas grew nearer, gifts started to accumulate. One day, Jennifer, then 3 ½ years old, asked for some wrapping paper, bows, and tape. She went in her room and was secretly busy. After awhile, she came out with two little presents and put them under the tree. She told me those…

  • Holidays

    Ready For Christmas 2010

    I’m ready for Christmas. Anyway, I was ready before Christmas day, I just didn’t get the time to post my video. I blame it on my daughter, Jennifer. When I was pregnant with her, she was 10 days late in arriving and I’ve been running late ever since. However, I believe that you should complete something you start, if at all possible, so here is my pre-Christmas video. I like to put my Christmas decorations up right after Thanksgiving and take them down right after Christmas. For those that keep up their decorations up until after the New Year, good for you. But for me, the holiday is over and…

  • Self Improvement

    It’s Done – The Pantry Has Been Cleaned Out

    I finally did it, I cleaned the pantry out. It may not seem like much, but it is a milestone in my moving forward with living and not just doing. Oh I’m still doing, doing, doing, but now there is a small corner of doing that I just lifted off my shoulders. The weekend after my last post, Jim pulled our 90 gallon trash can to the back door and I pulled out a couple of folding tables, set them up in the dining room and living room, and then proceeded to take everything out of the pantry that didn’t belong. I put sewing and craft items that I wanted…