Passions & Quotes

“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. ” -George S. Patton

LGB’s favorite pastime
Eating Healthy
Time in the Woods
Dog sitting
Unconditional Love

Peaceful country life
Collecting cow memorabilia
Being a G’ma
Sunday afternoon movie time

“When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions. “-Edmond Mbiaka

Kind Regards – K

 Photography compliments of LGB

Look for him as bgage on Viewbug 

Photo of LGB compliments of K ūüėÜ

I FOUND IT -Challenge accepted!

“Faith is almost the bottom line of creativity; it requires a leap of faith any time we undertake a creative endeavor, whether this is going to the easel, or the page, or onto the stage – or for that matter, in a homelier way, picking out the right fabric for the kitchen curtains, which is also a creative act.” – Julia Cameron


I apologize, that I cannot recall who put out this challenge.

If it is you, please leave me a comment and receive credit!

It flashed across my phone within the last week and obviously stuck.

I’ll paraphrase, since I don’t recall the exact wording ¬†–¬†

The challenge? Re-post your first post ever written. 

As I read it now, there is total recall of how low I felt at that moment.

There must have been a tiny spark of “perhaps if”, hidden deep

in my subconscious because reviewing the 14 months hence-




Why am I here? Why have I started this blog? (Not very original I am sure) But-

Here I am in a place, a good job on the line, AGAIN‚Ķ thought I had it all together, AGAIN‚Ķ. and IT appeared- that which I call THE BLACK WALL‚ĶHow do I know it is back? The warning signs ‚Äď ¬†feelings of helplessness, panic, self doubt, night sweats, anxiety, sadness, depression, lack of concentration, struggling to keep my head up, lack of interest of anything; food, friends, I have zero hopes or dreams. Just the seemingly simple act of getting up in the morning drains the very life out of me. I am back peddling like an insect caught off guard in the tub.. the drain has been let out and I sure don‚Äôt want to go down that hole to the unknown blackness. I have been there‚Ķ. It took me a long ¬†time and one hell of a lot of courage, sheer will, damn hard work and sacrifice to climb out and I DO NOT ever want to go there again. NOT EVER!!

Why do i call it THE BLACK WALL? I believe the best way to explain it is this. There are times I hit my head against it as I am trying to break through and keep on going and then other times, without warning it takes another form, the swirling black hole of nothingness. Oh it whispers as though it would be such a relief to no longer have to struggle against it. The warmth of being wrapped in that warm comforting cocoon of nothingness, no pain, no sorrow, no fear… but having been there, I know better.

I have years of tools, for fighting those ghosts, why all of a sudden, now, has it decided to return? If i knew the answer to that one I wouldn‚Äôt be counting pennies, I would be counting ¬†colorful tasty umbrella drinks while vacationing on some island off the coast of who know‚Äôs where, with my soul mate, enjoying life. Laughing, dancing, swimming, living it up. Not sitting here in my pajamas after another sleepless night at 2 pm in the afternoon. For when I am at my best ‚Äď ME- I am one of those dreaded ‚Äúcheery‚ÄĚ morning people. Grab a cup of coffee, face the day, singing- (Oh! stop! growling!). Most people that (think they, know me, have not one clue that I experience this. They would tell you I am one of the most fun, easy going, kindest, glass is half full individuals, with great strength of character. One of those people that is independent, always helping others, love to make people laugh with savvy sarcasm, quick wit, paying it forward and blah blah blah‚Ķ

So I guess the answer to why I am here is to help myself find the inner strength to start to work those tools AGAIN…. find my path to them with a little help from my friends, as the song goes. Why the blog? Maybe just maybe, together if you are struggling too, we can work on it together. Compare notes. Work it. Support each other. Anonymously or not.  That is entirely up to you.

So this is my first day… the writing probably doesn’t flow.. but if I get one person to want to attempt the journey with me. Find our sense of balance, take that first R.T.S (reasonable tiny step) forward, than it is going to be the beginning of something great! Wow, I think that was a flash of exuberance that just popped out. I call that HOPE. I know in my heart if I am willing to allow my path to be lead by the universe and I remember to believe in me, stop trying to control everything… it can work. It’s just so damn hard taking that first step…

You know in the BIGGEST battle in my life I had with the The Black Wall ‚Äď I lost my son to that ‚ÄúSOB‚ÄĚ. I was such a proud ‚ÄúBlue Star Mom‚ÄĚ but ¬†I had gone so low I couldn‚Äôt even be there the day he came home after a year away serving his country. I don‚Äôt think he has ever forgiven me‚Ķ I know I¬†have tried to forgive myself‚Ķ but that story is for another day‚Ķ




Kind Regards and feeling grateful for everyday – K

Photography compliments of LGB aka bgage on viewbug

It’s Our One year Anniversary!


  1. Happy Anniversary with!
    You registered on one year ago.
    Thanks for flying with us.
    Keep up the good blogging.
    Thank you all for being a part of this wonderful journey!! Definitely could not have done it without each and every one of you!
  2. Kind Regards and Grins -K –

I earned $0 blogging but..

As I reach 492 followers, over 13 k views in 5 mos of blogging it hits me. 

$0 dollars earned.

Meaningful moments priceless!

I’ve made people laugh, cry, hope and met many that relate!

  •  I have been inspired, uplifted and giggled at some of my favorite regulars comments…
  • What a fabulous journey!!

Feeling alive is not price -tag-able!

I am pleasantly surprised and blessed  many times a week with new wonderfully talented followers, comrades and possibilities!!

Thank you all for each role you have played in this experience! 

I’m hooked!!

Kind Regards and #winning-K

Back to Reality


Good news… I made it through the first week of my ¬†new job!¬†

A statement with an immense hidden meaning.

Allow me to translate; I overcame a boat load of anxiety by facing it!


a) Overcame my insomnia, created a sleeping routine for 5 days. (WOW! 5 DAYS!)

b) Drove to work.

c) Met new people.

d) I spent time in an unfamiliar place. (Over 9 hours a day!)

e) Kept  my mind in the now. (Practiced mindfulness.)

f) Pushed aside negative thoughts of failure, replacing them with,

“I have been successful for most of my life and

there is no reason I cannot do this.”

g) Implemented and maintained a walking schedule

after work each day to relieve stress and up my serotonin levels.

h) Continued to win the fight over the question;

Is my body truly healthy and will it allow me to do this?  

My answer? “YES, DAMMIT, IT IS!!”






This was a test, it was only a test, had it been an actual emergency you would have been told where to tune in your area…. or something along those lines. ha!





If I can do it, you surely can!! 

Kind Regards – K






Daily prompt Test

Found A Feather-What Does it Mean?

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Feathers¬†

Have you found a feather recently?

Look below the pictures for possible meanings





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**Have you found a feather recently?

Take a look below to find out what it could mean.


This is the most common Angel feather, and is thought to be a sign of faith and protection. A white feather can also be your Angel telling you that any loved ones in heaven are safe and well. Read more about finding white feathers here.


A pink feather is a sign of love from your Angels. They are letting you know that their love is unconditional.


Purple is a colour that represents spirituality. Perhaps your Angels are prompting you to activate higher thought and connectivity.


A red feather represents courage, strength, stability and good fortune. If you’ve been going through a difficult time of late, your Angels are sending comfort to let you know how strong you are.


Should you find a yellow feather, your Angels may be nudging you to smile, have fun and enjoy life!


Green feathers represent prosperity and growth. If you find a green feather, you’re in luck!


Blue represents communication, so a blue feather may well be your Angels telling you to listen! Blue is also a sign of peace and protection.


Grey feathers can symbolize peace, as well as neutrality. If you see a grey feather in your path, your Angels may be trying to tell you that the answer to a certain situation may not be as straightforward as a yes or no. Read more about grey feathers here.


Brown feathers symbolize home and grounding. Perhaps your home life will see positivity soon!


A black feather is a sign of protection from your Angels. They are here to guard you and repel negative energy. Read more about black feathers here.


Orange feathers will bring you attraction and success! This is a sign that any new ideas or opportunities are approved by your Angels.

No matter what the colour or meaning, finding feathers is a true blessing and a sign of love from your Angels.

**reference to wishing moon –

Kind Regards and feeling a bit flighty – K


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Three More AWARDS From Awesome Bloggers!


The RunRabbitRun Award

run rabbit award

It is with great pleasure,

I have accepted this award from, the utopia universe

who received it from RUN.RABBIT.RUN PTSD ,

a gal who very bravely puts herself our there.

Both are¬†amazing and inspirational blogs, if you have not visited these blogs to date, pop over and introduce yourself to Lotte at run rabbit run and don’t forget to stop by the utopia universe for some optimism.

Both have the courage, many would envy.

Thank you  for considering me for this award, that previously was the Blogger Recognition Award.  I feel grateful that it carries your personal seal of approval.

My Advice to New Bloggers:

Write and share about anything and everything that inspires you.

Get to know the blogging community, make new connections and you may find you will find some very warm hearted new friends. Join challenges, Meet and Greets. But most of all, put your heart into whatever you post. Remain honest and true.

The Rules:-

Thank the blog who nominated you, share the link and award on your blog.

Write a brief story on how you started blogging and

any advice you would give to a new blogger.

Select nominees (max 15)

Advise nominees.


My Nominees:


Haddon Musings


my child within


You will see that all the above blogs are different,and all interesting in their own way, I hope you enjoy.

Please, take the time to visit each one!



another Liebster award


Thank you to a dreaming domestic diva for nominating me!! This is quite an honor!!

It is my 4th nomination and it still feels as fabulous as the first!! 

Things I must do:

  • write a post to show your award
  • Acknowledge the blogger that nominated you
  • Give a brief story of why you started blogging
  • Give advice to your fellow bloggers
  • Nominate few bloggers for the award
  • Leave a comment to let the nominated bloggers know about the award.



Because, I need to update that handy dandy toolbox of mine.

Hopefully, I can help a few others update theirs.  

Having a chance to learn from each other is a gift! Never ignore the possibility 

of the great things you can achieve as a team, striving for the same goal!

There is so much to learn about the behavior of the human animal .

Depression, anxiety, panic, PTSD…. Working together I truly believe:

“WE”- can make a difference.¬†


My nominees:











The MakeItUltra‚ĄĘ Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers for quality content, originality and presentation. The intention of this award is to encourage connectivity and support in the blogging community and to increase exposure for individual bloggers.

I would like to thank  eddaz РLove & Relationships, Lifestyle, Poetry for nominating me. This is a MAJOR HONOR!!


If you have been nominated for the MakeItUltra‚ĄĘ Blogger Award and choose to accept, write a blog post about the MakeItUltra‚ĄĘ Blogger Award in which you:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog. Take a moment to positively promote the person who nominated you.

2. Display the award on your blog by adding it to your post and/or displaying it using a widget on your page (Save the image to your computer and upload it to your blog post).. Don’t forget to use the tag #MyUltraAward when you make your post!

Dirty Scif-Fi Buddha

Mugilan Raju – Narcotics words

Granny Moon’s Morning Feast


Richard M. Ankers

Welcome To Aussie Emus World


Kind Regards – K

One Main Reason

I Have A Blog.


Today is the anniversary of the loss of  two young lives while

¬†“in action” approximately¬†2 hours from Kabul.

Our boys, from our town were there and no one was to know.

It all has been kept secret.

Today a post was put up to commemorate

the loss of two of their comrades.

I can do the math, the distance calculations and

put the story together pretty quickly.

I know my son was there.

No one will talk about it.

There is an unspoken code of silence

between those who were there.

And that is okay.

But, today, finally, we can have a moment of silence and

pray for the families of those young lives..


“Six years ago, we lost two outstanding members of the Mountain Batallion and two beautiful human beings that left an impact on every life they came across. Remembering Tristan Southworth and Steve Deluzio today. Never forgotten.”

~ From a member of the Mountain Batallion.


And we continue to lose 25 per day to suicide.

God Bless the men and women and the families

of those  

who serve,

have served

and gave the ultimate sacrifice.



Kind Regards and praying – K



Mount Holly, Vermont- Final The History


At the end of this post, there is a link to the

history and genealogy of Mount Holly, VT.

From two settlements that lived 3 miles from each other,

not knowing the other existed,

to the start of the Crowley Cheese factory

to the findings of a Woolly Mammoth’s remains.

It truly is an interesting and worthwhile read. 


Did you ever notice no matter where you go,

there is at least one in every crowd?




Elbow anyone?

elbow amongs the leaves

Or perhaps a moss heart ?

moss rock heart monster


I was so excited when I saw this thru the camera

lens!! I was so sure I had found a relic from history!

wheel possibly nope just a rock

When I walked around to the other side it was just a plain white rock!!

Nature is incredible!


Early morning deer tracks!!

They aren’t stupid, ya know.

Why go thru the thick brush

when some idiot human

built them a road? ¬†ūüôā¬†4 deer tracks on road


For my flower and pink loving friends!

tiny pink bud


Singing “Sign, sign everywhere a sign….Do this don’t do that can’t ya read…”

That’s a mean curve!! Thought I was going back where I came from!


Old man in a tree?



Everyone loves a picture of a barn and a silo, right?



Wanna climb through with me??

culvert looking thru 8.7.16


There is always someone telling me where to go!!


  I picked these especially for  you!!blue flowers out in the woods2 grouping.JPG


link History for True History buffs- Excellent read!




Kind Regards and thank you for your patience – K


Copyrighted and compliments of K and L.G.B!







Off to Mount Holly and more…

Good morning…Raising my coffee mug to you!!

It’s 4 am… I am getting ready to leave.. all packed…

Yes, I crave chocolate, hot fudge Sundaes, and a good boiled lobster with steamers (preferably while sitting at Barnacle Bills in Maine)…. I also crave time in the woods with my best friend, trails, wildlife, small brooks, streams and looking for natural treasures… My grandmother was the youngest of 9 and grew up on a giant farm in Brandon, Vt… So I guess it is in my blood…. So back to nature I go…¬†

Here is one of my all time favorite’s from childhood! Also, the first poem I ever remembered, no need to memorize, it just took hold of my heart and I have carried it with me for over 50 years! Now there is a scary thought!! ¬†ūüėČ

“Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you.
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.
Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I.
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.”

~Christina Georgina Rossetti
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Nature’s Picture Frame- copyrighted and compliments of K 8/2016

anatures window

Nature’s Picture Frame #2 copyrights and compliments of K 8/2016


Do you have any Nature’s picture Frames that you would like to share??

Please link to this post.. share on your page then place the comment section. When I get back Sunday I will share them…

Have a wonderful weekend… hoping to get even more pics and who knows… maybe a bit of gold or treasures with a borrowed metal detector….

Nature, history, streams and dreams all rolled into one..


Kind Regards and feeling grateful – K


Coffee keeps me going Why not inspire me with a cup

LINK to buy me a coffee…

Daily post Craving

K’s Thursday Inspirations …








Once again, featuringMy favorite, Zen to Zany!!

Does one or more of these sayings/prints

reach out and touch you?

Leave me a comment & tell me which one !

Feel free to leave an overview as to why. 



Well, miracle of miracles-

I have a chance once again,

to visit the hunting camp 

in the mountains!!

The price is right… free.. ūüôā .

I will be leaving Friday morning

around 5 am¬†… WOOT! WOOT!!

Kind Regards and thinking of YOU – K



Inspire me with a cup of coffee ūüôā

LINK to buy me a coffee…



Daily Post Muse

Go Back to the Basics, If You Dare…

Photo compliments of K


After 3 days in the mountains with no cell, wifi or running water…

I did have electricity and a radio..

I found myself dancing around the kitchen and

spending hours and hours ambling thru the woods,

taking pictures… I didn’t have a clue as to what time it was.


I experienced a full,

body and mind fulfillment,

that even my soul had forgotten

it knew how to embrace.


Try 3 days without your cell or computer…¬†

Find you…

Arm yourself with pen and paper…

Allow your imagination to run wild.

Your spirit to soar, free of electronics.

Get YOUR NOSE out of that phone!

There is LIFE TO LIVE!!


Obviously, I wasn’t alone….


Which animal’s tracks are in the 2nd and 3rd pics below??

Please put your answers in the comment section. 



Photos COPYRIGHT and compliments of L.G.B.



Kind Regards – K


Shared Journeys

She’s Always There…

#MiracleChallenge #7: Week ‚Äď 7

Challenge #2 



A protective mist wrapped itself around me            

As I attempted a noiseless tip toe step

Copyrighted and compliments of K

Along a favorite back country road.

It was beyond the middle of the night.

The stars remained hidden beneath a prestorm

Grouping of an unseen ceiling of

An impenetrable coverage of dense clouds.

Not even the moon, had knowledge of how

To shine it’s way through the thick black mass.

In the direction of the path, I planned to take

A  white formation materialized,

Literally, emerged ever so slowly.

Was it a hallucination?

Or perhaps a foggy dream,

As I was asleep in my comfy bed?

It’s eerie glow forged and replaced the¬†blackness.

Copyrighted and compliments of K

The form took on female resemblance

Somehow I recognized the visitor, as I watched,

A realization tinge that contained no fear

Engulfed my mind and encompassed my soul .

I recognized the resemblance to my mom

Who had passed  over 30 years ago.


Stopped in the center of the dirt road

I pondered the timeliness of this visit.

It’s ghostly apparition like presence

Brought forth forgotten flashed

Memories of previous moments similar.IMG_1270

I recalled it’s¬†manifestations prior,

That had veered me off preset

Destinations of journeys in the past.

By doing so, I had changed my course

And the change had saved me from harm.

At that moment, I understood,

She was there to protect me.

Her appearance was timed

To change my current country stroll

Which would undeniably avert me

From something evil or injurious.

To the left appeared another option

An unknown back route to home.

It became visible amidst



The overhang of arch formed tree limbs

It beckoned me with some

Unknown nurture inspired source.

Created a welcoming dim glow

Which illuminated this unexplored path.

I accepted the unspoken invitation

And scurried along the new gateway.

Somehow I knew it would take me home.

As I moved rapidly along, behind me

The path dispersed and was no more.

Later as I laid in my bed, encompassed

By my bed’s soft billowed¬†comforter,barn

I knew she had once again protected me.

My mind felt peaceful and comforted

With the remembered knowledge

That I hadn’t nor would ever travel,

through life, unprotected or alone.



Kind Regards and feeling grateful – K




Shared Journeys