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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Dog Tired


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ How Beagly Are You?

I tackle the ins and outs of Beagle ownership over at my cousin Emily's blog (wouldn't that be a fun blog name?) 

Is a Beagle a good fit for you and your family? Read all about it. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Fruitastical

In year four of our raspberry harvest we have hit fantastic yields. Especially since we didn't prune them as we should have. Last week we began pulling about a cup a day. The past two days we've netted about six cups a day We have twice as many raspberries in various stages of maturity and I'm guessing we've got at least another full week or two. Our roughly $50.00 investment and few punctures and pokes are paying dividends. 

The blueberries. Not quite as happy. But I'm a big fan of the raspberries. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Sound of Silence

Weird. I am alone. Why in the world is this blog-worthy? Good question It's probably because I have NOT been alone in my house for weeks. We've had guests and they have been oh so welcomed and oh so much fun. But the guests include children and children and dogs equals noise. Lots of noise. 

Right now I'm processing how quiet my house is going to be when they are gone. It makes me a little sad. The dogs are sawing logs and unaware of coming changes in their lives again. But I suppose that's the nature of their lives... change. They weren't adopted into a low key household where normal is actually...er...normal. 

I have some instruments that will be glad of home alone time. And a blog. And, er, a thousand household crevices. 

For now I'm enjoying the silence.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ A Day in the Life

Life has been a little busy lately. I feel like I've been processing all of life's wonders and beauty and a little bit of sorrow while zipping here and there.                Do you remember sections of each year where things just stopped for awhile? I do. It seemed like after Christmas, after school got going, even after school ended for the year that I was able to take a breather and get done some of the things I needed and wanted to. Somewhere that changed. I feel sometimes energized when doing and being. But other times it's a drain of the essence of my life. So while I feel busy I'm trying to be busy doing the life enriching things, not the life sucking. 

The collage pictures are not at all representative of this...and at the same time are. My grand babes love taking pictures and videos with my phone, and scrolling through them and asking questions, watching, laughing and talking. Little Guy 6 took my phone the other day and was busy snapping for 20 minutes. After he left I scrolled through the photo gallery. Fascinating. The little buggar kind of has an arty eye. Most of his pictures were of items and things.  He played with angles (Ha, ha, I think he probably was experimenting with standing on his head, and spinning on it for a couple of shots. ) Yes. My orchids are still alive. Six weeks and counting.