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When Grief Throws You a Curveball

I was sailing along with my sadness, honoring my grief process and doing “pretty well”. I was out there living my life, making friends in our glorious little town, still the new kid on the block, but settling in. I was slowing my system down after being revved way too...Read More »


Momma love

If I squint, it might not be true…

If I hold my breath, I can wish it away…

Maybe I will wake up and it will all be a dream, a very bad dream…

The pain stabs suddenly. My stomach, chest and throat clench. Waves of nausea come and go. I go into...Read More »


Heading South for the Winter - or Why We Left the Tiny House

After ALL that, we did it, we headed south for the winter. We packed up what little we owned and left the “Tiny Mansion” – and moved to Salida.

After all the blood, sweat and tears. After the two plus years of finding our way home. After the build,

At 5:30 on September 14th, it looked unlikely. Gasping for breath with pain in my chest, I watched my friends seem to skip up the trail and wondered if I had it in me. Panic set in. Only once before had that happened. Climbing a smaller mountain with my husband...Read More »


All of It

Where did the pink go? I sit and watch the sun begin to shine a rosy pink on the peaks around me. I anticipate the glow growing warmer and warmer then suddenly the light is gone. Where did it go?

The light still exists but it is blocked by something at...Read More »


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