Monday, May 11, 2015


Perhaps it is time to start blogging again. The urge has moved me to tap the keys and write. I have been doing a lot of thinking during the last few weeks, and my poor little brain is quite tired. Perhaps taking those floating words, and writing them down will give my brain a rest.

Yesterday was Mother's Day, and I enjoyed a wonderful time with my girls. We went out to lunch at a little restaurant called The Naked Crepe. Delicious! Filling! I love spending time with my two daughters and two granddaughters. They are such a blessing to me.

I have decided that I really need to concentrate on them, on my blessings, and not think about what could be if things were different. I have been looking at old photos of D and H, and then R and L. It is hard to believe that all those years have passed. I must have done something right to have such beautiful and loving daughters, to see them now as grown women, each with their own special gifts and personalities.

When you get to be my age, and  look back, sometimes I think, I should have done things differently, and I question decisions I made, and yet I know that I did my best at the time in each circumstance, with what I knew. You can't second guess yourself, and you can't change things now, you just have to keep moving forward. Life throws you a lot of curves, and you just have to get around them and look for the straight way ahead.

I am still missing, and will for a long time, my little Sadie. I still expect to see her sitting there beside me. But I am better, and smile when I look back at pictures of her adventures.

Spring has finally arrived...

The first bud on the magnolia tree.....

.....and more buds and blooms

I have spent some time painting rocks. When I don't want to think about other things
I paint. Black and white seemed to have been a theme.......

I do not know what I am going to do with these, but
painting them is good for the soul.


as I was going through some old pictures, I came across this one,
To explain, I used to do puppet shows and above is my puppet Floyd. He is
weird looking but I had a lot of fun with him entertaining children and
older folk. I put the photo on fb and was amazed at how many people remembered him
from their childhood. I look quite a bit younger of course, since this is about 25+ years ago.......
This picture was from our local paper....they must have done some sort of write up,
but I can't quite remember why. I used to go to the schools and libraries so maybe it
was about that. Or, perhaps it was about the fun baby shower my friends had for me, 
so that Floyd would have some clothes. What a riot. What a fun time.
It was long, long ago.......

Enough for today............

It is good to be back.......

Perhaps I will be more regular in my postings....



  1. Yes, I think the trail is curving - it's maybe good we can't see what's ahead. We must just have hope and the courage to face what's around the bend. I would put those painted rocks in places where I would come upon them during the day - they'd make me smile. Also, leaving a few in public places for others to find would be perfect!

    1. I'm glad the rock make you smile Barb. That's reason enough to keep on doing it. Yes, it's good not to be able to see around the bend, or I think I would find a parking lot and stay there.

  2. You're awesome Bonnie. You bless so many people.

  3. Good to see you back dear Bonnie.
    Loved seeing that shot of you with your puppet Floyd ..lovely memories to cherish.

    I made some of the most beautiful memories while in Disneyland with my family last week and have some of the most beautiful photos of Rose .

    Lovely shots of spring in blossom there, it's quite chilly here today and I am getting caught up on a lot of projects and errands ... hard to get back 'to real life; when one has had nothing but fun times for a week ...LOL

    Sending hugs xx
    I hope to do a post later in the week ..

    1. Oh, I am happy you had such a lovely Mothers day ...I did too.
      I went to a lovely brunch with my daughter, son, son-in-law, hubby and beautiful Rose was truly the most beautiful day .. they bless me so much!

    2. I can imagine the lovely time you had at Disneyland. I spent a week at Disney with daughter and granddaughters, and had a wonderful time. Memories are very precious.

  4. We can't second-guess ourselves. Isn't that wisdom? We do the best we can... It's good to stop by and see you today, Bonnie. Happy (belated) Mother's Day!

    1. Nice to see you here Kathy. Hope your weather has greatly improved and that you are enjoying your spring. I see photos of Lake Superior and it took a long while for the ice to go out.

  5. Bonnie, all any of us can do is make what seems like the best decision in the circumstances. Inevitably some of them won't turn out as we hoped, but that is life. I'm glad you're feeling happier and able to count your very real blessings.

    PS I'm on FB now and would love to have you as a friend if you'd like this. If you want to, please email me your full name (email link in my profile) and I will come and find you. :)

    1. I don't post a whole lot on FB, but it will be nice to see you there. It is a great way to keep in touch with far away friends and family, and see how they are doing. Thank you for posting here too, Perpetua. I look forward to them.