Saturday, November 7, 2015


I sometimes wonder...
Are there others who think like me?
Am I eccentric or more whimsical.
Yeah, I think I am more whimsical...
okay, back to this blog!
I can't find the picture I took that led me to the thoughts
leading this writing.
It is a heavy yellow glass piece of two children
on a big balloon ride.
I bought it on one of my antique/garage sale adventures.
I use it on my stove as my spoon rest.
Yesterday, as I washed the white beans I had cooked
off of it, I wondered....
Wondered about how old it was?
where did it come from?
What hands touched it before?
What was its purpose before it became my spoon rest?
Then my thoughts went to,
What if all my sweet treasures had a voice?
It may sound eerie or scary to some,
but for me, I am intrigued.
For instance, the chairs I picked up for 10 dollars.
Who sat on them, who bought them, who loved them
before me?
 ...and my beautiful old piano...
When were you new?
Were you bought for young children to practice on?
Did you bring happiness to a home many years ago
like you bring happiness to Mummies' cottage?
The piano, bought already painted in my favorite color,
red, has gotten me to practice piano playing again.
Having taken lessons as an adult for two years 
with my sis, C, I was never good, but I can practice
and get better.....
Then there is the stool that my friend, Jessie and I found
while on an adventure...
Who sat on you? What was your purpose?
 Then those rugs, the one above and its partner
that is mirror image in color in my living area...
How many people have walked on it before it found
its last home here on the floors on Mummies' cottage.....
Last but not least, as I could go on and on..
My dear friends, Linda and Lionelle are always looking
out for me and looking to buy for me.
On the left is the bowl that belonged to my Mommy,
one of my very favorite treasures that my Mommy gave me.
I have so many childhood and adult memories of this
bowl and all its uses. When moving to the cottage,
it is the one and only thing that was broken.
I cried when I removed it from it well packed box
and found it in three pieces.
Yes, I was able to glue it back together but from now
on it would not be used for baking purposes.
So When Linda found another same size and colors
she bought it and the smaller mixing bowl for me.
I use them so often I rarely remove them from my stove or cabinet.
If they could talk, what stories would they tell me.
I can't be the only one who thinks this way 
and yet, I am glad i am an eccentric/whimsical person
who is a tad different from most.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Not as in prayer, but as in play....
Last night, I went out on a limb. tad out of my
comfort zone, met with some women I have never
before met and auditioned for a part in this
very funny, set in the south, play.
I am so very honored to say,
they have granted me a part in this fun-filled
play, Mavis and I am super excited.
Having never been shy and known for my
famous words,
"Give me a microphone and an audience, 
and I am there"
I was going to be happy just to be a behind
the scene type of gal but they saw something
in my audition and asked me to be a part
of the cast! I am super pumped,
already read and outlined my whole script.
My bucket list has always had 
"Try out for a play" written down 
and as I scratch this off my list,
I thank all those who saw my audition and 
believed in me. I shall not let any of you down 
and who knows, I may continue with this small
Plaquemine theater group for a long time coming!
Save the dates:
February 26,27,28 show dates!

Monday, November 2, 2015

LET THIS BE MY "get back on the horse" POST

It has been a strange few days for me, 
One day I feel so good, energized then a day like
yesterday when I don't feel so good physically or mentally.
Hate those days.
I have tried to write a blog for days,
none good enough so didn't post.
Today I will because I have to start finding
myself again. 
Tonight, if I do not chicken out,
I am going to audition for a local theater group.
One minute I am excited about it,
the next minute, finding an excuse as to
why I need to stay home.
Today, as soon as this is posted,
I will go walk/ride my bike.
It is time to get this life back in shape.
I have too much to be thankful for to 
not make the best of this life.
Time to let my lonesome days, missing my 
Mommy go, time to realize how lucky I am
that although a marriage of 30 years is over,
I am fine. I am happy and I am at peace.
I have three beautiful grand girls,
two great children and two great daughter in laws.
One grand pup.....
I guess what I am trying to say is,
time to truly get into this second phase
of the game of Life.
Today, I begin, 
the first day of the rest of my life!
Wish me luck!