So Life Sucks… Find the Love and Fun Around You and Live Anyways

(Originally Posted 7/25/14.  I had such a great time with Arya’s mommy just us three and I want her to know how much I love her exactly how she is, including her snakes, lizards and especially her babygirl. She took many of the pics in this post and is such a gifted talented photographer and artist.  If you’d like to see more please visit her Facebook Page Jordyn Veronique Art.  When life sucks and people let you down, just read this post and know how amazing you are!!  So grateful you are in my life, I love you Jordyn!)

Love to dance and so does she!

So its crystal clear to all of you… my life is far from perfect.  I’ve only “begun” to live my best life.  Constantly still making mistakes, even now, but learning and growing can’t happen without them.  There are problems, lots of them.  Some within control, and some – not somuch. But what I CAN control how I let those things affect me.  Can you tell this girls’ been through the ringer, let down unbelievably bad by someone she truly believed in (yes today!), and really, completely feel clueless?  Ha, well its true.  Ya, even though still kinda devastatedly shocked, I’ve still got love in my life and damn it I’m gonna live.  Everything isn’t exactly where it should be yet, but still going in the right direction.

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Hanging with Grand Baby

(Happy Birthday to my very first grand child Arya Kira today.  So to celebrate today I’m showing my favorite Arya Kira posts.  Originally posted 10/22/2014.  Enjoy!)

Among other things tonight we learned we can twirl a baton and we aren’t even one years old yet (grand moms been showing off one of my underrated skills) and I guess she’s caught on because she’s already doing it!


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Day Two of my #Pinksidekickfix

(Happy Birthday to my very first grand child Arya Kira today.  So to celebrate today I’m showing my favorite Arya Kira posts.  Originally posted 8/7/14.  Enjoy!)

Hi there… how was your day? Girlfriend

Well, day two of my pink sidekick fix was a lot better than she looks in this pic, lol. We actually had a very nice full day…. starting with work.  She dove right into her assignments and was a very hard, very observant worker.. even perfectionist, at times…

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I Prefer A Pink Tuesday

(Happy Birthday to my very first grand child Arya Kira today.  So to celebrate today I’m showing my favorite Arya Kira posts.  Originally posted 8/6/2014.  Enjoy!)

I had a very Pink Tuesday, thank you.  I hadn’t seen my best buddy in a week and one whole day.  I think that’s way past the longest we’ve gone without each other. Her mommy has had a busy schedule, and I’m glad for that, cause they need to conquer the world.  But I was jonesing for my pink sidekick, and I got a great fix today. Here’s more of our colorful day.

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Weekly Highlights and Arya Lights

(On the eve of my first grand daughter’s first birthday, I give you a post originally posted 8/16/2014.  Wow I cannot believe she will be one years old tomorrow.  I’m so very proud. Happy Friday everyone!)

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So happy weekend.  As I write, baby is sleeping, grand mom actually got so much done its ~~just sick man~~ and I thought I”d fill in the gaps on the week. Continue reading

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Trying to SmileHappy Sunday to everyone, I hope its been filled with all you wanted it to be. Today was quiet for me, which is probably a good thing because yesterday was filled with too many highs and lows. But I was so hoping today might be the day. Time spent on deep thinking, and trying to block the looming sadness that filled me as it went on.  No sign of the change I have been longing desperately would finally arrive.


In the meantime, here’s a photographic glance of some highlights of my week, and the world and beauty that surrounded it.

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Dancing Mediterranean Style on a Saturday Night in Chicago

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Have you ever danced in an exotic, elegant, European-style line?

They are so subtly sensual.. stepping so gracefully over and over the same steps, while twisting and turning in an ever-growing line of others, big and small… never before had I the guts to just jump right in one, until tonight…. and even managing a couple of pics while doing it. Continue reading