Monday, August 22, 2016

Calvin Speaks Truth

Friday, July 29, 2016

Before I Go

Before I go
Tell me a story:
Remind me of that time we laughed until our faces cramped,
Share an adventure we took,
Talk about your thoughts of when we first met.

Before I go,
Touch me:
Hug me, longer than usual,
Kiss my cheek, my temple, my forehead, 
Hold my hand or rub my feet. 

Before I go,
Promise me:
You will remember how I made you feel,
You will share photos & stories,
You will think of me & smile.

Before I go,
I need you to know:
I've loved you, deeply,
I treasure all time I've spent with you,
You made my life better,

Before I go,
Talk to me, even though I can't answer,
Hold me, even though it may hurt,
Look at me, even though I've changed, 
Because, before I go, 

...I'm still here.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

I Smurfed A Smurf Smurf

My gawd, but I am in Lurve with mini-gardens (commonly known as "fairie gardens"). I've been yapping about doing one for months... I've been scouring Pinterest looking for any & all ideas. I've been coveting all the little arches & furniture & mini clotheslines & hammocks & small plants & planning! Oh, the planning.

Puffy Kracker just wanted me to Shut. Up.

I lucked into a sale & purchased a little house, a picnic table, fence pieces, & some stepping stones about 3 weeks ago. I stole some small plants from Conrad & Bronco Bill (including a baby pine tree!). I crafted up a wishing well, bridge, & gate (thank you, glue gun & popsicle sticks). I decided that my barrel planter would be the perfect   location. But I just couldn't figure out my theme...

Until I was rooting around in the toy box for some mini stuff to give Sissy for a practical joke & discovered my long-forgotten Smurf figurines from B.A. (Before Adulthood). & suddenly, everything clicked into place.


My Smurfin' Smurf Garden

Bridge over Stream lined with river rocks 

Stepping stones, gazing balls (marbles on golf tees) & a garden gnome

Like seriously. This kills me. How Smurfin' cute is this?

Picnic area with wishing well & chiminea (Caltrate bottle with hole cut in the side, spray painted)

It's a Smurf picnic! 

The Smurf under the umbrella has such a funny look on his face! I think he's worried about skin cancer.

These 3 are so happy-go-lucky!
Door ajar - apparently, they were born in a barn.
Aerial  view of the best time-waster I've come up with in a looooong time.(note woodpile by the chiminea) 

I've since added a row of cedars behind the house, & across the stream. I Love it SO HARD!

Already making plans for next year (Fraggles, Sesame Street, Garfield, & South Park - oh my!)

Monday, March 21, 2016


10 years since I started this blog. 10!

10 years ago, I was a lot less tech savvy, & had a lot more free time. 

10 years ago, I had better eyesight, carried less weight, & had a male cat.

10 years ago, I had never broken a bone, my near-death experiences were all exaggerated for comedic effect, & I still had all my interior lady bits.

10 years ago, I wasn't married. But I was planning a wedding.

10 years ago, I Started DBM as a lark. I thought I had something to say. I thought I'd become famous. I thought I'd get discovered.

10 years ago, I had never heard of Schmutzie, or Palinode, or MayB, or Cenobyte, or French Panic, or any of the other amazing writers that live/lived in the blogosphere. 

10 years ago, I worked for one of the big 4 financial institutions. 

10 years ago, I had 2 grandparents, a mother-in-law, & all of Puffy's siblings were alive.

10 years ago, my parents were "healthy as a horse".

10 years ago, I had not led a service at the-place-where-I-worship.

My gawd, the changes that happen in 10 years!

E.T.A - crap on a cracker! My blogiversary was actually March 1st. Stoopid calendar has the stoopid date wrong. Sheesh.