Stopping Waiting – Just Do It!

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To do or not to

Praying for signs to play thru

Stop waiting – just do


Happy hump day haiku!  Do you have a habit of self-sabotage?  I do and I have all of my life.  Of course, I overcome it at different periods of my life, step outside my comfort zone a teensy bit and take a risk and it usually ends up with great results.  It’s scary, though, right?  Right.  But hey, what’s living really if you can’t be a little scared sometimes and take a risk?  I mean, isn’t it worth it once you’ve reached the other side and found some success?  You won’t ever know what’s waiting for you over there if you don’t at least try.  I’m talking to me here, too.

So, tomorrow is the day.  The first step toward a new dream of mine (actually it’s about a year old) and making what little impact I can with this cool idea.  I’ll keep you posted.  All prayers and positive vibes welcome in my tiny corner of the world.  Thanks guys!  Things are about to change!  YIKES!!!


If you want to throw your haiku up and share, that would be awesome!  I know we’d love to read ’em!


Fabulous Friday Eve!!


What a lovely, lovely day it has been so far.  Was hard to wake up this morning, due to hanging out late with awesome friends we can’t get enough of (you know – those friends that you just never run out of things to talk about with and things to laugh at?) and didn’t get to bed till after 11pm, so imagine how hard it was to get up and get ready for work and get the kiddo up for school.  Still, the sleepy/tired is worth it.  I spent the majority of my day running errands trying to get ready for the holiday weekend.  What holiday, you ask?  Hallie’s Sweet 16.  Perhaps it’s not a national holiday – YET, but it should be.  haha!  I’m sure you feel the same about your children or spouse or parent or someone in your life?  Some of you know her and some of you know of her as much as I talk about her on here.  That girl, oh!  She’s my heart.  So compassionate, mature, loving, forgiving, insightful, calm, level-headed, brilliant and hilarious.  Wise, even.  She’s always been wise. Just an all around great person.  She and Mama are my best friends in the world.  I know she’s changed me.  My whole life is better because of her.  She taught me how to forgive, you know?  Well, I’m gushing.  And I digress.  I was talking about my day…

I set out on this day to be positive.  I realize I don’t smile enough, so I was determined to smile more, to be and feel happy.  Excited even.  And I should be.  With all my projects going on, I should be excited!  So, I go to the post office and I don’t usually engage strangers in conversation, but figured well, that’s got to change with one of my upcoming projects, so I’ll just go ahead and start doing that right now.  This sweet lady had a Yorkie in her car and I started a conversation with her about her 15 year old sweet adorable dog, named Katie.  We must have talked for about 10 minutes.  Well, that made my day.

I set out to be positive and only believe in positivity and positive people today, because I was on a mission.  A mission to find more good people in a day than bad.  Don’t you get fed up by always being faced off with negative people?  They cut you off in traffic.  They flip you off, curse you, give you a go to you know where look, are in a hateful awful mood and it seems to be directed at you. Even when it isn’t.  I wanted different people today.  Happy people.  I wanted to see how much conversation and smiles I could get out of people.  It was a great experiment.

So then I went to repair a beloved piece of jewelry that’s just been sitting there for several months, broken, and this jeweler fixed it for me on the spot!  They told me it normally takes about a week but the lady asked the repair guy if he could solder it now since he was about to leave for the rest of the week AND HE DID!!  Less than $20 to fix it but I would have paid more, because of their generosity and Johnny-on-the-spot-ness!  While they were fixing it, I was talking with the two girls that were working and having told them where we were going this weekend, one lady told me about a special event that goes on there in October, so that was a nice tip and I came home to Google it to see if it’s going on this weekend.  It actually doesn’t begin till the end of November, but oh well, there are 100’s of awesome things to do there.

I went to Kohl’s to buy a new pair of shades as mine were all scratched up and have been for months.  I’m terrible when it comes to buying anything for myself but I finally broke down and bought this cute pair of sunglasses and they were ON SALE!  The clearance tag said $10.50 but they were actually $8.  Yes!  I used to buy Ray-Bans but after losing a pair after our canoe tipped over and sat on the second pair, no more spending big money for shades.  Nuh-uh.  The lady at the check-out was super sweet and we spoke while I was checking out.  I just love it when people are talkative. Don’t you?  I wonder if part of it was the positive energy I was putting off.  Maybe what we send out we really do get back?  Hmmm.  Something to think about.

Ran a couple of other errands and everyone was so helpful and kind, it actually blew my mind.  Is it because I focus so much of my energy toward the negative Nellies?  Those bad attitude dudes?  I let their negative energy affect my mood and then I get bratty (sounds nicer than the word I actually become).  Perhaps if I go out with the intention of smiling, talking to people, putting off good vibes, maybe, just maybe I’ll get them back.  It’s definitely worth a try.  Think I’ll try this again tomorrow.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

So what am I thankful for today?  Everything.  Absolutely everything.  I guess I’ll go get the kiddo from school in 30 minutes and then I guess I need to get some actual work done.  Yeah, that would be good.

Y’all have an amazing fun and safe weekend.  Go out there and smile more, engage people with conversation, smile while you talk, make eye contact (believe me, I know how scary THAT can be – there are some real creepers out there).  I’ll bet you have more positive experiences than negative.  Try it and let me know how it works out for you.  You know what’s REALLY fun and fills you with immense satisfaction and joy?!  When you’re going through the window or line at the coffee shop or even Mickey D’s, give the cashier $5 or $10 if you have it to spare.  Tell the cashier you’d like to put that toward the next customer.  I can’t begin to tell you how magical it’ll make you feel.  We’ve been both on the receiving and giving ends of this ‘pay it forward’ fun-ness, and I think everyone should give it a try.  Especially if you need a huge pick-me-up.

Love y’all!  *big squishie hug*  xoxo


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Time is Running Out

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What can quickly go

Like fluid sand through hourglass

This is escaping


Happy Hump Day Haiku!  Hope y’all are having an amazing week.  Do you have a haiku you’d like to share?

Update on my project – will have to wait till next week now, due to unforeseen circumstances yesterday that changed the route of the rest of the week.  So look for news on Monday or Tuesday!  Wooo-hooo!  Wanted to get this started today but stuff happens.

Y’all have a groovilicious rest of your week!  *smooch*

Jumping With Joy


Sorry, I believe I missed last week, but today is Thankful Thursday for this week, so without further ado…

I am soooo stinkin’ thankful!  Thankful for everything!  For my family.  My wonderful daughter on this #NationalDaughtersDay and every day.  My beautiful mother.  Friends that I love and love me back.  Sweet true friends that my daughter has that believe in her and lift her up.  For my generous, loving Jesus.  For my forgiving, faithful God.  For working from home with work and clients I adore.  For this new adventure I’m starting.  For words.  For film.  For good health.  For laughter.  For music.  Cooler weather.  Changing seasons and the color of leaves in the Fall.  For our home and land.  Our furballs that make life fun and funny.  Wonderful food.  Coffee.  Lots and lots of coffee.  Wine and cheese.  Chocolate.  Lots and lots of chocolate.  Road trips to our favorite places and adventures to new ones.  Mountains.  Hiking.  Baking.  Cooking.  Photography.  Writing.  The sunrise.  Sunsets.  Babies.

Ah, life is sooo good!

I’m not jumping for joy, as if joy is something I can grab out of the air, somehow out of reach, up there above me.  I’m jumping with joy.  I’m filled with joy, with happiness.  I’m so filled with joy, I can’t help but jump with gladness.

I know there’s so many more blessings I can count but I’m livin’ by a schedule – ain’t got all day!  ;)

Y’all have a beautiful, wonderful, amazing, prosperous, fun, humorous, thankful and fabulous Friday Eve!  May God bless you and your families!

Love ya!  *smooch*  xoxo

What are you thankful for on this Thankful Thursday?



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Coolness Happening!


The leaves are changing

My life has new season, too

Coolness happening


Happy Hump Day Haiku!  Soooo excited!  Excited for Fall being here.  Felt so amazing this morning, had to make me some hot tea.  Mmmmm.  I’m in a baking mood again.  I have about a gallon of blueberries in my freezer.  Hmmmmm.  Ohhhh, welcome Fall.  You can stay just as long as you like.  Take up residence.  Live here forever.  I’m involved with some pretty cool things right now and I cannot wait to tell you about them!  But, well…I have to wait, so more to come.  Hold tight.

Do you have a hump day haiku ya wanna share?  Only rule is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the 2nd, 5 for the 3rd.  Can rhyme or not.  Can have one set of 3 or more sets of 3.




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New Beginnings – Time to Face Some Fears

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Here is my haiku
Equipment today is new
What’s a girl to do?

Duh! Learn to use it!
Try not to abuse it – yo
Get out and choose it

Gonna make my way
Starting a new plan today
God has said okay


So, I’m excited if you can’t tell!  Things have fallen into place for the project I wanted to start last year.  More news to come.

PLEASE say a prayer?  Nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full o’ rockin’ chairs!  But excited, too, and looking forward to it…mostly.

THANK YOU Nathan & Jessica Landrum, for this most awesome donation with which I can better begin this project!!!!  GOD BLESS YOU!!!  xoxo

Love y’all!  *smooch*

Blessed, Even Though I Roll My Eyes

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Hmmm…  Another Thankful Thursday.  What should I be thankful for today?  This morning, my teenager was acting like a… well, a teenager.  I don’t wake up grumpy.  I let her sleep in.  But only on the weekends when we don’t have to be somewhere.  Most of the time, we have to be somewhere.  She has good mornings.  She has bad mornings.  I guess it’s that way for everyone.  I’m not a morning person myself.  It was nice dropping her at school and saying goodbye to her for the entire day, though.  I needed a break from her.  She’s a rude dude with a bad attitude.  I roll my eyes (where she can’t see) A LOT!  I know I’m not fun all the time either.

So, back to my question.  What am I thankful for today?  Well, everything really.  I don’t like her attitude sometimes but I do love her, and like her the majority of the time.   Thankful for working from home.  Thankful for jobs I absolutely love with clients I adore and respect.  Thankful for my mom who lives next door.  Thankful to have Hallie’s backup vehicle since mine is sick right now.  Thankful for our home.  Thankful to have land to run on with the dogs and plant gardens, even though I haven’t had time for that this year.  Thankful for our good health.  Her good school.  Being single/divorced.  It’s a great thing!!!  For family.  For friends.  For upcoming exciting projects.  For writing.  Even for stepping outside my comfort zone, which scares me to death but it’s good for me and good for my growth.  Thankful for courage and for faith.  And though I may get irritated with God from time to time, I’m thankful for him and Jesus and all they have blessed our lives with.

So I’m thankful for a lot!

What are you thankful for?