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Too much going on in life here, but when isn’t that the case?  Today is Father’s Day.  My friend Susan Wiggs wrote up a lovely tribute to her dad.  I started a post to do the same and ended up sitting here with tears running down my face.  So, scratch that.  I am looking for a photo of me with Pop.  I will post that and just say he was the best father anyone could ask for.



So much has gone on since then, it has been 11 years since his passing.   His love and support never wavered.  Thank you Pop, for showing us all what love of family truly was.

Busy week coming up, lots to do, temperatures staying nice.  The lilac trees are done for the year, and they did themselves proud.  Even if all the suckers grew again and there is a forest underneath the lilacs now.  That is ok, the chickens love to hang out in the shade during the hot summer days.

Enjoy the day all!


Dawn over the sound August 2009 Port Orchard WA

That is just in case you wondered.  It seems that we are in the land that summer has skipped.  Even  spring has  remained absent.  No, we had 6 weeks of spring in January/February – more spring than we EVER get.  Now it is cold and drizzly in June.  I have seemed to have had the misfortune of moving during the month of May a number of times in the past.  It is of course hard work and always accompanied with much complaining about it being too hot in May.  Well, this May, not so much.  Or June thus far.

Lilacs 2011

The lilacs have bloomed, not as heartily as in some years past, but I am thrilled to have had them bloom at all.  I have of course taken many photos of them, and even cut a few small branches and put them in a vase in the kitchen.  Ahhhh!  But today I noticed the blooms are beginning to dry in places and turn brown.  Bye bye lilac blooms.  Hope to see them again another time 🙂

Beach sign in Port Orchard

Today I am somewhat melancholy.  I am missing the beach.  Wishing for what might have been if we had been able to get moved before now.  However, things are as they are, and we just go on, right?  It does not mean we can’t mourn for what we never truly had.  That is where I am now.  Letting go of things I never had.  Come to think of it, one of the songs my late husband wrote was  tentatively titled “Things I Never Had”.  How right you were my dear, how right you were.


Enjoy the day all, and tell those you love how you feel.  Life is too short and regret should never be part of our vocabulary.  Enjoy each day, stop and smell the lilacs (or roses haha) and be comfortable in your own skin. I have to remind myself to do just that at times.  I have been busy writing/rewriting getting ready for the RWA conference in New York City at the end of the month.  Exciting times coming up!