Full Hip Replacement √


What can I say but thank you, Lord, it’s over and Mark is getting better. We left Monday for Fort Kent, Maine, where an awesome doctor named Lapinsky did a full hip replacement on Mark Tuesday morning. Yayayayay!!!! We finally have the solution! The first thing I noticed as I drove up to the hospital… Continue Reading

See You in a Week


A week. Thereabouts. Mark’s surgery is coming fast. We will be heading to the hospital Monday while our son stays in our house to take care of animals. The police officer across the way knows we will be gone for a bit and he will keep watch over our house as well. Tuesday morning is… Continue Reading

My Life Right Now


It’s August 5th today. My mom’s birthday. If she were still here she would be 95 today. Happy birthday in heaven, Mom! I love you and I miss you but I will see you again one day! And that’s about all I can say about that without crying. So I am going to show you… Continue Reading

Gallifreyan Farm, Maine


Isn’t that a great feature photo? Hahahaha! Such a sweet little guy! Today was Open Farm Day at the Gallifreyan Farm in Linneus, Maine. And we knew they had alpacas! What else did we need to know? Hahahaha! Not a thing! That was a good enough draw for me! We hadn’t been to any events… Continue Reading

Making a Dragon Scale


OK, so maybe a little misleading with that post title. If you are new to my place here you may not be aware of Doug. Allow me to introduce you to him. Ta-da! Doug! I love dragons. I have dragons inside and outside. When we moved to the log house in Maine we brought all… Continue Reading

On Our Front Porch


It is a beautiful time of year here in Maine. The grass, the fields, the woods – everything is green. Growing and blossoming and blooming. Growth and life everywhere you look. There aren’t going to be any barn shots in this post. Or potato fields, or farm equipment. Just a view from the kitchen window… Continue Reading



Happy 4th of July! Whether you live here in the United States or if you live in another country – it’s a good day to be thankful for all you have been blessed with. We are blessed here in the US to have many freedoms. To be able to come and go as we please…. Continue Reading

Seoul, South Korea


It’s a real eye-opener when you realize your child has grown into a responsible young adult. You knew it was coming, has been coming, but there is a definable moment when it hits you. Hahaha! Yep! Kali texted me this photo early this morning. Several months ago she called – excited – and told me… Continue Reading

Anniversary Day Trip


Mark and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary this week. Three kids between us (five counting Bobbie and Shane) and 7 grandkids make up the rest of the family. Spread from Maine to Florida and over to Colorado. With Mark needing a hip replacement and him having no health insurance (that equates big bills) we… Continue Reading

Memorial Day Break


As we remember those who gave their lives to keep us safe and protect our way of life, also be thankful for those who continue to serve. I am taking a break from making art today to enjoy a day off. Not sure what we will do, but Mark and I will do it being… Continue Reading