The Adventures of Mindy on Friday—-Gift for Mom, Friday, March 26, 2021





I have something for you!

It’s a gift!

Just for you!



See!  MOUSE!

Just for YOU!


“What a good girl, Mindy.  Come in now and have a wee nap.” Mom invited.

So, I did.

Mouse. Full Tummy. Nap!

Life is good.


Not Just a Single Thing—Thursday, March 26, 2020


There are so many good things happening….the water in the canal is now on!

My purple crocus popped up from the ground!

The wind is cold but it blew away the heavy clouds of the morning

The whisper of God’s (Your God, My God, and Everyone’s God),  Love is strong and  streaming all around us

There is the  promise of a new season of farm products

The little creek at the end of the place is flowing—small like a whisper, but growing stronger every day, sorta like the wind at the end of March.

I wish I had a globed ball of crystal, where I could look and see clearly where all this scary pandemic is going to lead us.

I wish I could see through all the treacherous smoke of this pestilence, and know clearly how things are going to turn out

But I don’t. All I can do is send to each of you hope, love, and prayers.

Stay safe my friends.


From my world to your heart,



A Cold Front Moved Through—Wednesday, March 26, 2015

A very chilly cold front moved through our region yesterday, complete with freezing temperatures this morning.  We will have a steady warm-up after tonight, but right now it’s still cold.

Apricot-blooms-on-the-grounThe wind was very strong, 30 m.p.h gusts!  Most of the apricot blooms have landed on the ground or turned brown on the trees—if we have apricots this year I will be surprised.

The-SwingI worked down at the little house all morning…dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning…come Saturday the kids from Craig, Colorado, will be home to spend 9 days in the little house.  I will start a fire in the wood stove tomorrow and keep it going until they get here on Saturday…a nice clean, toasty warm house to spend Spring Break.

The tree house will once again have life in it, and the swing in the front yard will fly through the air with little kids upon it.

SkyI will stand outside and hear (again) the joyful laughter of delighted children at play.  Off and on there will be grandchildren walking over to see us…to check out the snacks (prepared just for them, but they won’t know that), hang out with either Grandpa or myself, maybe climb into our tree, or see if Grandpa will either take them for a ride, or let Blade —now age 13–drive the 4-wheeler, so they can ride.

9 full days…9 full days!  What a delightful thought.

Easter Sunday all our children and their mates will come for Easter dinner and a egg hunt.

This Grammy’s heart is sure to to be full unto bursting!

Your very excited friend,