Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June is the time for "Strawberry Moments"


STRAWBERRIES



The month of JUNE is a glorious month. It's the month of the longest days and the beginning of summer. It's also the best time to find a strawberry patch and pick fresh strawberries.

A few days ago I put on my apron and flip flops and spent an hour and a half picking strawberries by the baskets. Oh what fun it was to bask in the sun and pick strawberries at the local farm.

Strawberries are loaded with vitamins and they're the perfect fruit to eat during the month of June. Celebrate "Strawberries" and celebrate "June" with some strawberry shortcake.




Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer is Here!


It's June 21st the official first day of summer. It's time for BBQ,family vacations, summer camp, ice cream cones, beach volleyball, paddle boarding, swimming, parades and picnics, fireworks, outdoor concerts, iced coffee, hot dogs and hamburgers, strawberry shortcake, book reading and summer romance, late night movies, and beautiful sunsets.

Have a fabulous summer wherever you are!





Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ohio Moments in my Heart






My heart belongs to OHIO! 


Although I'm not from OHIO I have a strong connection to the state of OHIO. I've liked a few guys from OHIO, I spent quite a few years living in Michigan not far from the OHIO border and I have some relatives who live in the state of OHIO. I have gone through the state of OHIO many a times on my way to the East Coast where I held jobs. Than there were the multitude of times that I visited parts of Ohio on day or overnight trip like Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus, Holmes Country (where the Amish live and have their farms) and the Lake Erie islands of Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay and last but not least the amazing amusement park "Cedar Point."

Because of my connection to the state of "OHIO" I got very inspired to write a story called "OHIO." I love to write and so I came up with a story which I read today to friends and strangers. The feedback was so encouraging that I'm going to spend many many moments completing my story "OHIO."In times of discouragement it's very uplifting to get words of encouragement. Thanks goodness for positive moments that keep us motivated.




Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Moments are always changing!




Moments are always changing. Some moments are joyous and some are not so joyous. On Monday I was at the medical center getting fluids to build up my iron. Six hours was a long time to have a needle stuck in my veins and be attached to an IV machine due to iron deficiency anemia.  I'm so thankful for the dedicated medical staff that attended to me on Monday So even though I was a bit uncomfortable those six hours went by pretty quickly since I had my right arm and hand free to write a story and also gaze out the window at the birds and squirrels. Those creatures put a smile on my face and so did that bowl of homemade strawberry shortcake that a nurse gave me as a special treat.

In my six hours at the medical center I had time to really observe patients that were being treated around me. Each of them was dealing with their own personal journey and all this made me think how important it is to cherish the beautiful moments life gives us because we never know when it's time to say farewell. 



Friday, June 12, 2015

The Bright and Beautiful Birthday!

When I woke up this morning at 7:00 am I never thought in a million years that I would have such an extraordinary birthday. What made it so special were all the simple things that I had time to notice because I set aside today to forget about all my responsibilities. A day off from my two jobs, no baking, no cooking, no cleaning, no running errands, no homework…..just a day to enjoy life.

Today there was time to take a drive through the countryside with my friend and walk along the beach, there was time to sip coffee, eat at a cafe, hike the bluffs, take photo's, shop, swim, ride my bicycle, paddle board, hold and kiss a lovable pug, and watch a mother duck and her ducklings swim along the shores of the lake.

Today there was time to be with my Mother and eat birthday cake, there was time to drink tea and sing some songs. There was time to interact with people and get all kinds of birthday wishes and hugs. There was time to smell the flowers and say some prayers. There was time to watch kids playing in the park, couples holding hands, and friends laughing. At the end of the day there was time to watch the sunset and come home and sit near the fireplace.

Thank you family, friends, and the dear LORD for blessing me with a day filled with wonder.Today, June 12, 2015 was a spectacular birthday that I shall cherish with all my heart.

Moments upon moments upon moments to cherish and treasure of a bright and beautiful BIRTHDAY!



The Birthday

Today is my BIRTHDAY and I've decided to be a free spirit today and just have fun and leave behind the responsibilities. Everyone deserves a day once a year to enjoy birthday moments.

Happy Birthday to anyone born today…..celebrate your BIRTHDAY MOMENTS!



Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Burger

                                                   

     
                                              The Burger

I haven't had much of an appetite this week due to anxiety. In fact I've tried fasting most of the week and avoiding tasty meals. Today however I decided to take a little trip for half the day to celebrate my birthday.As I walked and biked around the enchanting town of Glen Arbor with light rain falling I really got an appetite. I couldn't decide where to get something to eat than I remembered a little cafe on the river.

When I walked in the owner was so welcoming. I ordered a burger with the works and sat at a cozy table next to the window and started writing a story. Less than ten minutes passed and my burger was ready. What a burger! It had all the works; ketchup, mayo, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and pickles. I ate that burger off the plate with passion and enjoyed every moment of that tasty burger. 

Sometimes when life makes us feel overwhelmed it's nice to take a break and de-stress. Those hours I had today in Glen Arbor were filled with magic and eating "the burger" in the cozy cafe really was a treat!



The Raw Key Lime Pie

On the 26th of May I had a birthday celebration for my Mother at my apartment. My moments were filled with lots of preparation because I wanted to make all the dishes from scratch. To my surprise everything turned out wonderful and my Mother and her guests were very pleased with  the food. In fact they told me I should open a restaurant. (How sweet)

I'm so happy that my Mother had a birthday filled with love and laughter. I made her a special raw key lime pie along with a chocolate cake and lit candles on both of her desserts. The "RAW KEY LIME PIE"was the top attraction and I'm so glad I captured a photo as a memory.

In moments of celebration be certain to set aside a few moments to take photos because those photos will leave you with memories.

Keep Celebrating Your Moments of Life!



                                                               Raw Key Lime Pie



Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Rabbits

This evening after taking a bicycle ride and hike in the woods I was rewarded with seeing adorable bunny rabbits roaming around. After a long winter of hibernating the rabbits are now enjoying the lovely spring weather and appearing all over the place.



I cherish the moments when I spot the cute rabbits but it's not easy to snap a picture of them because they get scared when people get close to them. Perhaps one day I will make friends with a rabbit. They really are fun to watch and be around. So glad it's spring and that nature is full of beauty. 

Happy Spring!