A new name and a new post.  It has been a bery long time since I have written in my blog.  I question does anyone read blogs anymore?? Life as I knew it has changed in so many ways.  I retired from my career in the medical field in 2015. To say not what I expected is an understatement, but I am doing well, and forging ahead in a different new and exciting direction. I taught at a local scrapbook store for over 3 years and loved meeting new people and developing new friendships.  Alas the store is closing and I am once again seeking new paths.  I am lucky that through friendships I have found several possibilities of places to teach.  My future is bright with the new opportunities.  It may be a different type of format but I will still be able to teach my mini albums. I will keep you posted.  Meanwhile I have created a page on Facebook named Dandelion Wishes.  I will link my classes and my creative endeavors on that page also Stay tuned as I once again move in a bit of a different d

Time has Flown

I t is amazing how quickly time has passed since I last wrote on more poor blog.  I guess it has taken this long for me to come to terms with the loss of Mom and Dad.  I still miss them so so much and think of them daily.  I still expect a text or email in the mornings and when I glance at the clock on Sunday afternoons I think back to our 4 pm chats. My sister and I often say how long before that changes.  Life does go on but not quite the same. So what have I been up to in the last 2 years.  CRAFTING!!  I have been taking lots of classes of all different types.  My latest passion is Shawn Petit and her mixed media classes at Craftfusion.  I am letting go and getting bolder about branching out and not following exactly the instructor.  Can't wait till August 16th as my Daughter and Gran Daughter are joining me in Shawn's next class.  And I have been teaching a little at Craftfusion.  I am so enjoying that bold new step for me. Family still the most important happiness in my

Happy Father's Day Dad

For someone who meant so much and loved by all he knew who left behind a trail of tears and precious memories too We loved the sunshine in his smile and kindness in his heart but heaven saw that he was tired  which meant we had to part And now that it's his special day dear angels, hear our prayer please guard him with your gentle wings and tend him with great care For he was some wonderful and words just can't convey how much we wish that he was here once more, with us today Miss you more and more with each passing day.  Miss my daily text or emails, miss the Sunday at 4pm phone calls and miss having you there to share all my tragedies and triumphs.  You are missed and loved so very much.

Resurfacing and Joining the World Again

It has been a really long time since I have felt like blogging.  These past few months have left me empty, not wanting to be out and about not wanting to create not wanting to clean   just blah.  Finally I am getting back to a more normal frame of mind.  I can actually get up and look forward to what the day may  bring. I am getting excited again about taking some classes and mingling with the world again. So Colleen came in on Monday late afternoon.  Her trip to Germany had a change of plans and here she is in hot Arizona I might add.  She will be here at least 2 weeks so I set about signing us up for classes and making a few plans as my work schedule allows.  Friday I took the day off from work and we played all day.  Shopped till we dropped was a very true phrase.  Between the heat and all the shopping by the time we met Karen and Teah for dinner I was done just done!!!  Good thing Cornish Pasty has ice cold beer!!!!  We sat on the patio for dinner and a cool breeze, misters and fa

Happy Birthday TJ

TJ Happy Birthday.  Hoping your day is celebrated exactly as you wish, a day off from work. I am so very proud of you.  You are a caring son, a supportive brother and the most wonderful Uncle.  We all love you so very much.  Your twinkle of mischievous in your eye comes from your Grandfather and has already been passed to your Nephew Anthony.   You make every occasion so special full of laughter and joy. Have a wonderful day Love you Mom

Happy Mother's Day Mom

If Roses grow in Heaven,   Lord please pick a bunch for me,     Place them in my Mother's arms   and tell her they're from me.     Tell her I love her and miss her,   and when she turns to smile,     place a kiss upon her cheek   and hold her for awhile.     Because remembering her is easy,   I do it every day,     but there's an ache within my heart   that will never go away.  Love and miss you Mom

Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Birthday Dad.  We love and miss you so much.  Hard to believe you are not here. I know Mom is now with you and you both will celebrating with all those family and friends surrounding you.