The Crossroads of Dreams and Imagination


Love this picture….

Can’t you just feel the breeze?

It’s a beautiful spot and I can still feel the light breeze on my face. How can I not be inspired when I have such wonderful things to witness and enjoy?

I hope you all have a glorious day as well.


Happiness is…

What is happiness to you?

For me it’s:

  • Family
  • Friends 
  • My furbabies 

And today it is also random questions. For example “Why is a Raven like a Writing Desk?”. 😁 “Why does the smell of homemade grape jelly make me so hungry?” 🍇 “Why can’t I sleep when I have so much to do during the day?” 😴

So many what if questions in the world and I’m getting some great story ideas. That means it’s time to stop blogging and start writing. My fiction won’t write itself, that’s for sure.

Have a great day everyone.


Medal of Honor Concert

I found out last night that we have 46 Medal of Honor recipients here in town for the convention. Most of them were at the concert last night so we got to see them as they were introduced. It was awe inspiring to see these brave men and to understand the sacrifices that they have made.

Michael Thornton

I managed to take this picture when they were being introduced. The gentleman facing the camera is Medal of Honor recipient Michael Thornton. 

Then Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band took the stage. They were a ton of fun and it looked like the performers were having as much fun as the audience. I took a couple pictures but since my goal was to enjoy the concert not spend my time on my phone I only got a couple. 

I’m not sure of the female singer’s name but I do love this song! It’s always been one of my favorites.

Very Superstitious

Overall, it was an amazing night filled with great friends and a celebration of men who are the epitome of inspiring!


Lessons learned…

Getting ready to see the Lt. Dan Band tonight. I’m hoping to be able to get some good pictures of the Medal of Honor recipients and the show. We will see how close the seats are and go from there. I’ll post more about the show tomorrow, I’m sure. 😁

In the meantime, it’s been a lazy day. I didn’t get much done but I had some fun playing with Eros. It’s funny – in the past I might have felt guilty about taking the day to just relax and enjoy time with my puppy. Hell, just doing nothing would have made me feel guilty because my To Do list would have been beating a discordant rhythm in my head all day. One more good thing that has come out of being unemployed – I’m learning to not let my To Do list be the death of me. 

It’s a lesson I am sure that I will need to remember. But I’m learning that life is not meant to be busy all the time. Life is not supposed to be just an endless list of doing things. And it’s not meant to be just about work and work and work. Life should be enjoyed and that is harder to do when you never notice what is going on around you. I’m guilty of paying more attention to what I think I need to be doing then to what is happening around me – and who knows what I’ve missed because of that. 

But it’s all in the past. Today is a new day. It is a great day. And I refuse to regret what I did in the past. I’m learning from those challenges and decisions and making different choices now. What more can I ask of myself than that?


One more day until the Lt. Dan Band

I’m so excited. It promises to be an amazing show. And I can’t wait to see it!

For today I thought I’d share a picture of my favorite puppy, Eros.

He’s currently waiting patiently – impatiently – for me so we can go on a walk. So, I’m going to head out and enjoy the evening air. Enjoy the evening my friends and make sure that you do something fun and inspiring that makes your ❤️happy.


Another day of ups and downs…

What can I say….My life is a roller coaster right now. But it’s not boring!

Lots going on this week with the Medal of Honor Convention here in town.

I’m super excited to see Gary Sinise and the Lt Dan Band on Thursday. 

It’s going to be amazing!

Before that I have more job hunting and lots of things on my To Do list. I have to keep reminding myself to take it one step, one project, one moment at a time. That’s the only way to get past the lows and climb to the heights once again. 

I can do it. I know I can. 

But I might need a reminder once in a while. 😜


Remembering 9/11


9/11/2001 is a day that lives on in the hearts and minds of the people in United States. Its a day that we remember, not just the heroes and the fallen, but the mundane things that would normally be forgotten.

I remember my grandmother telling me about what she was doing on the day that JFK was assassinated. At the time, I wondered how one day could be seared into memory so much that she remembered the smells and the songs on the radio she had been listening to before the event. After 9/11 I understood.

It sounds weird but on the 11th of September 16 years ago I was driving into the mountains. I was excited because I had gotten a promotion and I was heading out on a new adventure. The road trip was supposed to take about 5 hours and I was slated to start work the next day, so I wanted plenty of time to unpack the car and start figuring out where my stuff was going to live in my new abode. I remember driving along a rather deserted stretch of highway, thinking that I’d been lucky to miss most of the traffic, when the DJ started talking about a plane hitting a building in New York. For a mile or so, I thought it was a joke. Even the DJ seemed to think it was a joke for a minute. But it became real all too soon.

I am not sure how I made it to my destination that day. I drove all the way there listening to news of the tragedy and wondering how it could be real. My guardian angel was watching over me, that’s the only way I could have possibly made it. When I finally got to my new home I turned on the television and called home. I nearly left and drove back home, just so I could be with my family, but I couldn’t face another car ride that long. I remember thinking that I didn’t know anyone in my new town yet and sitting in my cold room, nothing unpacked, alone, and wondering about life, love, and family. So many random questions ran through my mind and as I look back, so much has changed.

Not just in the world around us, but in my life. Since 9/11 I’ve tried to never let a day go by that I don’t tell my friends and family what they mean to me. And to make sure that my connections to those I love are strong by doing the work that all good relationships require.

Today we remember those who died as the Towers fell. As the Pentagon crumbled. And as the plane fell out of the sky. We remember the heroes who raced into dangerous situations to help save as many people as they could. And we remember the families who are missing their loved ones today and always.

I hope that we also remember our families. Our friends. And the blessings that our part of our lives. We have so much to be grateful for and although this day is shadowed with sorrow it should also be a reminder that we are alive. And to honor those who perished – we need to LIVE.


Cats are weird….But I love mine!

It’s been a kind of crazy day and I’m not sure what to say. So I’m going to leave it at a funny picture I found online. 

This reminds me of something that my cat, Shadow, did when she was a kitten. I wasn’t smart enough to take a picture of her when it happened so this picture will have to do! 


Just for fun…

I’ve been keeping an eye on the updates about Hurricane Irma today as I go about my day. I’m grateful that my friends have made it north to stay with family in one of the Carolinas. And I’m continuing to pray for everyone being impacted by this storm.

I was trying to find something a little more lighthearted for today and came across a few possibilities. This one is my favorite…

I’m not sure why but it just made me laugh. I hope that everyone had a good day and I pray that Hurricane Irma will diminish soon so people can return home.


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