Falling Gracefully into Autumn

Happy Monday! As a Leo, I am always amazed that I re-charge by being at home and quiet. For someone who thrives on adventure, I definitely balance that with being a homebody at heart.

Friday brought our first snowflakes of the season, a cold snap that continued on Saturday with drizzle and overcast skies. I can’t tell you what a blessing that is here in Colorado where we have 350 days of sunshine a year.

Seriously, sometimes you just crave those cold, dreary fall days as an excuse to be inside with the warmth of flickering candles, wearing pajamas until 4 p.m, cooking, baking, and coloring paper pumpkins with K-bear. These sorts of days relax my mind and fill my heart with gratitude. Continue reading

Stray Dog Joins Cyclists on Race to Tibet

By now you must know I am a lover of all animals. This story from Sierra Club really caught my heart and brought a smile to my day. Hope it does yours as well!

A shaggy little stray dog joined a team of cross-country cyclists and raced into the hearts of thousands of fans across China.

The group of cyclists was five days into a 1,700 kilometer race from Sichuan Province to Llasa, Tibet, when they spotted the ball of white fur lying in the sun on the side of National Highway 318.

One of the cyclists, 22-year-old Xiao Yong, tossed a chicken drumstick to the little canine and evidently struck up a bond, because she began to follow them. Continue reading

Making a House a Home

Family photo op!

Shhh. Hear that? It’s the sound of silence.

Some time over the past seven years since we bought our first home, it became tradition to celebrate Thanksgiving at our house. Each November, my husband and I are happy to host family from both sides who gather from near and far. An open invitation always stands, and every year brings a different mix of the same familiar faces. Continue reading