Let me tell you a “Thing” or two!

In my high school years every once in a while you would see this crazy car driving around that would catch my eye and make me chuckle.  While all the muscle cars caught my heart, this particular car made me chuckle.   It wasn’t so much that it was a funny looking “thing”, but that the…

March 2019 Worm Moon

I sat waiting for the 2019 Worm Moon to rise over Mt Cheam tonight (March 20, 2019) .  Watching how quickly the moon rises through the lens of a camera took my breath away!   I was reminded that in life we often find ourselves waiting for things or events to come and through the “lens”…

Family – how do you carry yours?

The greatest pleasures I have in life are summed up in my husband, children, in-law children and grandchildren.   I believe that I was born for the single purpose of loving them.   I often times wish that I could see into their hearts what I see in their eyes. As little children I could sense pretty…

Photos – A few of my favourites

I decided today to just share a few of my favourite photos I have taken over the last while. My husband laughs at me at times because I see the world through a lens.   I can be driving down the road and tell him…ohhh look…. that would be a beautiful photo.  The colors, shapes and…

Giants – Fear from a Mother’s Heart

Today was a day of facing a giant.   It is one that I thought I had put away for almost a year now.  If you have been following me for very long you know of our daughter’s health journey.  For 7 1/2 months she was hospitalized and suffered a great deal.  Then came time to…

2019 International Women’s Day

I am not sure why the distinction of celebrating women makes me stand a little taller, but truth be told, today it does.   I remember growing up thinking that my voice sounded like a boys voice and wanted it to sound like a girls voice.  Not sure what I was thinking, I was 6 years…

I am back, healing has begun

Hi everyone.   Thank you for your patience during my time away from my blog.   I have been and continue to be on the path of recovery from surgery to my shoulder. Over the past 7 weeks I have spent much time in quiet contemplation, sleep and reflection.   There are times in life when we need…

2019 Thankful List – Darwin

Being married to my best friend has to this day and I know will be the same beyond today, been the greatest adventure.   After over 30+++ years there have been many changes in both of us.  Not only appearance, but our outlook, tolerances and opinions have morphed and changed to where we are today.  We…

What sounds best Old or New Muscle cars?

2018 is gone and 2019 is here!   So, on this beautiful New Years Day 2019 what am I doing?   I am sitting in my chair looking at muscle car videos.   I have hidden my love for the “old” muscle cars for a lot of years, but since Facebook has so many that show up on…

Happy New Year wish from me to you!

I had written a New Years post about a week ago to go live at midnight and it disappeared, obviously human error…. mine. Thank you for taking time to read through my posts this last year.   I have always loved to write, because I have as many words floating around in my head and those…

Merry Christmas from Heartbeat’s House

I love being a Mom.   I remember the time I held my two children in my arms for the first time.  Those memories don’t fade.   Counting fingers and toes and touching their hair for the first time.. precious memories. I think of Mary, Jesus Mom.   She was a young woman, so much…

First

Christmas holds a variety of traditions and beliefs for everyone.   Lifestyle, upbringing, and personal choice is the path that leads to the traditions and beliefs that we hold to our hearts as precious and as truth. For me one of the traditions that is closer to my heart than I can say is, being…

Oh Christmas Tree

Today, I had the immense privilege of having both of my granddaughters come over and help me / us decorate for Christmas.  When my kids were little I used to look forward to their plans on who would hang what ornament and then the fun that was in their voices as we would discuss what…

Girls Mechanics Class

I can remember my first day in mechanics class.   We were the first girls mechanics class in the High School I attended.   I am over 60 so you can imagine how long ago that was!   It was Grade 11 and no other school in the area had allowed girls to take mechanics….

Too Many Keys!

I am alway accused of having too many keys on my key ring.  I guess I do, but when I try and reduce them, well… I just don’t.   Each one gets used many times during the week, or at least most of them.   I have been told that the weight of them can…

Remembrance Day Ponderings

    I can’t imagine the many thoughts that would be contemplated with each sunrise that came and went during the time my Dad was overseas in World War II, 3 years and 6 months to be exact.    He left behind my Mom and my oldest brother at 1 year old.  He boarded a…

Muscle Cars – Who was first?

It is really, like really no secret I like muscle cars.   I don’t always know their names, or the year of the model I like, but like I knew what I wanted in a man (and I got what I wanted in Darwin), I know what I like in what I see in the…

Flying into the wind or Flapping

In our home birds hold a special place.  Darwin feeds them in feeders and then we sit and watch with great delight how they have their own politics as to who is at the feeder first, longest and basically is the boss. This morning was not unlike most mornings, breakfast on the table and looking…

Have you found an Agate?

Recently we had our company dinner to celebrate two of the men we have had working for us for over 20 years.   It was great to get to visit and celebrate the dedication of these two guys, they have become family.   While we were visiting Justin and his wife Erin began to tell…