I’d Rather Be….

Cruising down back country roads…

Just to

See what we can see,

Looking for fun clicks

With my buddy BGage

Making up silly songs

As we putt putt along.

“Drippity doo da…”

Enjoying some birthday

Cake with my daughter

In NC!

She sent me a pic


It’s pic 17 of 17

Sent to me on 3/17!

As I’m sipping hot coffee

On this brisk

Sunday morning.

Looking over clicks

And journaling.

The truth is,

As my mind wanders

I can be wherever

I choose to be!

Kind Regards and

#winning -K

I’d Rather Be…


Some woman

I look in my mirror

Haven’t a clue

Who’s looking back at me.

There’s some woman,

She’s wearing wrinkles

From grins,

A touch Of sadness

And such.

I see kind thoughtful eyes

Vividly twinkling

As 4th of July sparklers,

That may come from a life

Still Yearning to learn

Yet, perhaps from a past

That has seen too much.

Kind Regards

and # winning -K


Photography compliments of K of TheBlackWallBlog. Quote from the Motivation app.



Happy Saturday!

I’m imagining

In reality, my New Hampshire currently

Looks like…


On 2/14/2018

I turned 50 for the 7th time.

πŸ™ˆ 😎



It was a time of reflection.

Cher sang… “If I could turn back time.”

Looking back,

I don’t believe that I would.

After all I’ve learned so much throughout the years.

It’s never ending….

I side with Garth…

“Yes my life is better left to chance

I could have missed the pain but I’d have had to miss the dance…”



Two milestones popped up in my WordPress app notifications this week!

Has it really been 2 years?

Have I really shared 500?

As Fleetwood Mac sang…

“If you wake up and don’t want to smile

If it takes just a little while

Open your eyes and look at the day

You’ll see things in a different way

[Buckingham and C. McVie:]

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow

Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here

It’ll be here better than before”


Kind Regards and believing in you & me -K


Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage and K of TheBlackWallBlog, 2018.


Tuesday Mind Tools


Start each day reading some inspirational quotes.

I find it frees my mind from worry.

I become more open to hope and aware of the positivity of the day.


Kind Regards and #winning -K


photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K of TheBlackWallBlog 2018.

Honesty clause:

Also, part of K’s Snapseed experiment.

How I See It


We all have our own.

Excellent example:

My first husband was 5′ 10″ tall.

I am 5′ 10″ tall. (Truly, I am!).

He always thought of himself as being short, after all his father was over. 6′ as were most of the men in his family.

Me, my father was 6′ tall, BUT all the woman and my older brother were 5′ 8″ or much shorter. Therefore I grew up always feeling tall!

It was how we perceived ourselves.

Who was right?

Does it matter?

Realistically, neither of us were “10′ tall and bullet proof”, but we both felt that way when we met and fell in love. ❀️

Respect for one another’s perception is one of the greatest gifts we can give.πŸ’•

Kind Regards and #winning -K


Mother Nature’s Mid-February NH Gift

Well, you know who saw his shadow. Six more weeks of winter!

Mother Nature played along!

I awoke to find her gift…

Looking out my front door.

Looking out my windshield, while warming up the Jeep.

Stratton Mtn way in the background.

Snowplow scraping the snow and ice from the road.

Route 12 headed downtown.


Morning snowflakes

Freshen the look

Of trees, roadways

And the backyard brook.


Kind Regards and looking forward to spring -K

Tour Guide


So Long My Sweet

Through two generations

Of dogs you’ve trained.

And seeing the kids go from

High school to college and

Off to war and back.

You held out your paw

To reassure.

Hey mom,

No worries,

I’ve got your back.

Almost 20 years

We road life’s waves,

And I knew that you

Would let me know

Whence you were tired

And needed to go.

That you did

My sweet purring babe.

As promised

I took you for

Your last earthly ride.

I held you close

And sang our songs,

Whispered Praises

In your ear.

I love you always

See you soon.

Give hugs to all

At the Rainbow’s Bridge,

My sweet Celina,

So precious and dear

Run free and

Feel Β after life’s glow.

For all the times

You stood by me

I can’t be selfish

And keep you here,

That wasn’t part of

Our original deal.

One last kiss, last breath

And off you go.

For now

The ache in my heart

Will overflow,

But later on

When it’s my time to go,

All of you

That have gone before,

Will gather together

and Β we shall celebrate.

For the love in a mother’s heart

Is a promise, eternally pure.




Kind Regards and missing my gal – K


Celina RIP 2/9/2018


Sewing Love

A time honored tradition,


My grandmother taught me. A teacher for 47 years, her passions were grandchildren, sewing, knitting, baking and swimming.

Grandkids coming to her house to swim, then having cookies and milk.

Every grandchild was given beautiful knitted mittens for Christmas. Granddaughters got Raggedy Ann’s.

Grandma love! ❀️

In later years, after she and grandpa retired, she became legally blind.

I sewed her a Raggedy Ann. Not once had she sewn one for herself.

She was overjoyed.

As was tradition,

my granddaughter received…

You guessed it.

I mailed my surprise,

My daughter sent me this:

Granddaughter hugs

For a tradition

Filled With Grandma loves. ❀️

Kind Regards and #winning – G’Ma K


B&W Open Topic for Cee

No professional photography.

Nothing tinted or brightened

Or enhanced.

Just some scanned memories

Of life.


Wanna know a secret?

Wanna know a secret?


β€œBut, Mom, I couldn’t help myself!”


Love ❀️


Kind Regards – K

Photos compliments of K of TheBlackWallBlog-various clicks from life’s shoe box.

Just β€˜round the corner.

Just β€˜round the corner

You will find yourself.

You’ve been there all along.

Waiting for you to realize

You are wonderfully loved and

Known to be so kind.

Exquisitely unique and perfect,

Just the way you are. ❀️





One of Cee’s latest challenges!













Kind Regard and not cutting corners – K πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜„

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K of TheBlackWallBlog.

Hello 2018!

Flashbacks and quotes:

It’s not about the money,

‘Cuz I’ve got none






Laughter, love, gratitude

And belief in self

Will get you through!

If you stumble,

Start to fall,


We are here

To help

Get you over

that damn wall.

Silliness, seriousness,

Doesn’t matter what it takes

Teamwork always wins!

Sliding into 2018, weeeee!


Kind Regards from – K and friends at TheBlackWallBlog

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