Author: Barbara

70 pounds gone

Many weeks ago, in the evening, I was sitting with my husband watching TV. Well sort of watching TV, he was watching, I was knitting. It was just on. There was a commercial I had seen (heard) many times before. A woman is standing there, […]

A Transforming Moment

Long ago, my family, myself, husband, 4-year-old daughter and 2 cats, moved from the Seattle, Washington area to Delray Beach, Florida to be closer to his family. It was a struggle since we did not go with jobs. We did what we could through the […]

Sorry

Sorry

My last post created many interesting responses. Some thought I was not grieving. Some thought I was being callous. Some thought I was insincere. Some agreed with me completely. What I’m saying is “I’m sorry for your loss” has become a stock response when we […]

“I’m sorry for your loss”

“I’m sorry for your loss”

Why do we say “I’m sorry for your loss” when someone dies? I have been revisiting this these past several weeks since my father died just as he wanted to, at home, in his sleep (at least I want to believe he was asleep), quickly […]

I Am Feeling Wonderful!

I Am Feeling Wonderful!

The other day I was just getting settled at the midweek meditation at my church when one of the ladies ask, “Barbara, how are you today?” I responded enthusiastically, “I am wonderful. Thank you for asking.” Another lady added, “If you were any better, you’d […]

The End of 2017

The End of 2017

I’ve had a very crazy 2 years. From reading my blogs, you already know that. But as 2017 quickly comes to a close, it’s time to be grateful for how far I’ve come. The good news is I’m on my way back to health. Some […]

The Pattern Book is DONE!!!!!!!

The Pattern Book is DONE!!!!!!!

The Pattern Book is DONE!!!!!!! Today is September 4, 2017, Labor Day and I could not be more excited! I have 50 bound books sitting in front of me. Well actually in a box by my desk. Well maybe when I get the novel ready […]

My Daughters

My Daughters

Two daughters have I. In many ways They are as different as night and day. But they are the same in the most important ones.   My daughters have become incredible women. They have created their own visions for life and reached for and surpassed […]

Do What You Have Never Done

Do What You Have Never Done

“To have what you have never had do what you have never done.” This quote came to me as a refrigerator magnet sometime around 2000 to 2001. It was after I had beat cancer and I wanted something different in my life other than the […]

The Feelings of Homelessness

The Feelings of Homelessness

I have been feeling homeless for a while now. Yes, I have a roof over my head and food on the table. I live in a house. It’s just not my home. In my 20’s and 30’s, in a space of about ten years, I […]