Mornings with Molly – Fighting Back

Soon we will be supporting a fund raiser for the unm/cfl Integrative Medicine Pediatric Fund. I try to make sure I have a painting to donate for a silent auction the night of the Gala and Benefit Performance by, Kids supporting kids. Isn’t that  a lovely thing? Kids supporting kids? I love it.  My kiddo…

Mornings with Molly – Perspective

“It’s not the cards you’re dealt, it’s how you play the hand.” – Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture “Are you a Tigger or an Eeyore?” –  Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture “Don’t worry things can always get worse.” -my dad   Perspective is an essential part of being a mom/caretaker. Things changed very quickly for…

Updating my Photos

Over the years, as you know, I’ve struggled with getting really good pictures of my paintings. I’ve studied, tried different light thru out the day. I’ve photographed indoors and out of doors, from above, below, straight on and at an angle.  I hired a photographer, we made some progress, but the light still wasn’t right….

Mornings with Molly – Hope

I should confess, that I’m not at all organized in how I write these series of thoughts. I wish I could say, that I had a rime to my reason, but I don’t. If anything, it might take the route of our story, what I ran into as we walked down our path. These last…

Coffee Bar Project

It all began with this wall…and a little dream…. This lovely, little wall in my new dining room seemed perfect, for a pinterest addict, to do something very fun with. I had a plan…..   Chalkboard paint(I did this before we moved the kiddo in so that it was well defumed when he came in)…

Rolling Stones No More

The big move is finished! Since my hubby and I got married 28 years ago, this will make our 19th move! You could say we’ve just been a pair of rolling stones. We’ve wandered to so many interesting places. We’ve cared little about our material possessions and yet, we do have a few treasures we’ve…

Mornings with Molly – Gratitude

Gratitude Yesterday was November 6th. It’s the anniversary of the day my boyo got sick. As I sat here among piles of boxes from our move, I took a few moments to be grateful. Every story starts with a beginning.  My friends have all heard this story a few times but most of the time…

My Etsy Store is on Vacation

  Well, the move is a done deal! We have keys in our hands for the new house! I’m very excited. While, the house is lovely, there are a few things that we will need to change before we can move the kiddo in. First we will need to remove some carpet. Thankfully, there’s only…

An afternoon spent among the trees in the Jemez Mountains

Last weekend we had a couple of hours to wander thru the Jemez mountains to take in the glory of the fall colors. It was fabulous. Mr. Snickers came along. He loves adventuring in the jeep. Our Molly does NOT! So, Mr. Snickers puts on his traveling scarf, jumps in for a ride while Molly…

“Tucked In”

Tucked in, snug up against protective mountains, sitting next to a warm fire, while snow  softly falls. In the high mountains where I grew up, it was the most satisfied feeling at the end of a hard working fall season. It’s good when all the hay has been cut and hauled, the harvest has been…

Writers Block and Mornings with Molly

If you follow my blog, you’ve no doubt noticed that up until the last couple of weeks, I hadn’t been writing very much. Of course, my life can get a little out of hand with the kiddos’ health problems but, it was more than that. I had difficulty finding something I wanted to say. I…