Category Archives: An Apple and A Quote

Day 334 – Days Go By

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.  ~Emily Dickinson Life just moved along today. Nothing startling but good news, bad news. Laughter and tears. Thank you to my friends and family (both my family family, and my AS family) for sharing this ride with me. I could not ask for […]

Day 332 – You Are Beautiful

I think everyone should be told they’re beautiful until they believe it. – Unknown I just finished watching a story on 60 Minutes about Gospel For Teens, a program in Harlem, NY. The program was started to make sure that gospel is taught to the next generation and doesn’t become a lost form – that […]

Day 328 – Bead Me Up!

Bead me up Scotty… Well, you know the rest. I definitely feel this way driving in city traffic, watching Jersey Shore (I may be one of the only people on the face of the planet who’s watched it only once), and when dealing with health insurance billing issues! I continue to love making the fabric […]

Day 325 – So… Sew!

The sewing machine joins what the scissors have cut asunder, plus whatever else comes in its path.  ~Mason Cooley This quote pretty much sums up what I do when I get my sewing gear out. I have no skill or knowledge of sewing – I just sort of do it and whatever I cut asunder […]

Day 323 – That’ll Do

“That’ll do, Donkey. That’ll do.” -Shrek It’s Fairy Tale Friday! What an amazing modern day fairy tale Shrek is. An ogre who finds true love with a princess who is beautiful on the inside. Shrek goes on quite an adventure all in the hopes of getting his quiet, lonely life back to normal and having […]

Day 322 – Bella Bluebird

How shall we adjust to the morning silence that does not belong In the empty space left by the absence of our bluebirds song? – Wendell Long Yesterday I got a phone call. A friend had passed away unexpectedly. I had only met Nicolle in the end of June but the news came very hard for […]

Day 321 – Lovey Dovey

“Really love your… apples, want to shake your tree” – Steve Miller Band, with a slight improvisation. This song takes me back and makes me sing it in the goofiest of ways, swaying my hips and hearing the tune in my head. If fact, since I decided to post this apple and topic today, I […]

Day 319 – Leap And The Net Will Appear

“Leap and the net will appear.” – John Burroughs I first saw this quote a few years ago on my step-daughter Amanda’s facebook page and I was thrilled. Thrilled because I loved the quote but thrilled mostly because I felt so proud of the woman she had become. Leaping isn’t an easy concept, in fact […]

Day 315 – Sit & Watch

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.  ~Elizabeth Lawrence August is marching on.  I’ve started to feel the air change and the weight of the hot days lift. Last night the first hint of fall showed up with a blessed cool breeze that allowed me to snuggle under my down comforter. […]

Day 313 – The Earth Laughs In Flowers

“The earth laughs in flowers” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I love to create and tend a garden. Although our dry and dusty climate here in eastern Colorado can be a challenge I feel a huge sense of accomplishment in watching my vegetable garden come to life. Eating foods you have sown, tended, and picked feels […]