Parenting – One of the Most Important Things You’ll Ever Do
Daily Reflections / Random Thoughts / Thoughtful Thursdays

Parenting – One of the Most Important Things You’ll Ever Do

  Becoming a parent is one of the best things that ever happened to me.  Being a parent changed my life in ways that I couldn’t begin to understand until many years later.   Even when it seems easy, raising children is still a difficult job.  You’re never off duty and your job really never … Continue reading

Wooden Windmill
Daily Reflections / Linda James Photography / Monochrome Madness / Photography Challenges

Wooden Windmill

Most wooden windmills have been replaced by the modern metal versions; so I was thrilled to see this one in New Mexico.  We were traveling home along the long stretch of Highway 87 between Raton, New Mexico and Dalhart, Texas.  The scenery consists of what I call rolling plains and lots of sky.  The sky … Continue reading

An Invisible Force
Daily Reflections / Poetry / This Is My Life

An Invisible Force

An invisible force Ravishes my body. Upsetting my brain, Twisting my words, Stealing my sleep, Draining my energy, Attacking my muscles, Amplifying my pain, Slowing my pace. An invisible force Changes my life. Fibromyalgia This poem describes my feelings about Fibromyalgia and how it affects my life.  Fibromyalgia is a hidden disease and that makes … Continue reading

Hornbek Homestead (MM)
Daily Reflections / Linda James Photography / Monochrome Madness / Photography Challenges

Hornbek Homestead (MM)

In the center of Florissant Valley, Colorado stands the Hornbek homestead complex.  Adeline Hornbek came to the area with her four children in the 1870s. Claiming land under the Homestead Act, she defied traditional gender roles to become the owner of a prosperous ranch. (NPS.gov) The Hornbek Homestead is not the one room log cabin … Continue reading