Jewels and Icons

Hey there, how are all y’all?   Hope everyone is having a beautiful day.  Y’all know I’m a little different in how I do things, so you won’t be too surprised at this story and where it leads.  On my last trip to Israel, we went to the diamond factory, where nearly all of the world’s diamonds are cut and polished.  It was a pretty cool place.  We were led on a tour where we learned about the diamond mining, grading, cutting and polishing activities.  Find a cool drink and a comfy spot, and just put your feet up for a minute.  Continue reading


Jigsaw Puzzles

Hey everybody!   How is everyone?  Hopefully the heat hasn’t caused any health issues for anyone.  Just think, before too long it will be fall – bright colors, pumpkin and cider, bonfires and scarves.  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves!  I was talking to a friend earlier today and the comment was made comparing our lives to jigsaw puzzles.   I’d love to pursue that train of thought.  So, find a glass of something cold, and a comfy place for the train to come into the station. Continue reading

Ms Shirline

Hi there! Glad you’re here! How is everybody? Hope all y’all are doing well. Grab a glass of tea or something, and find a comfy place to relax a minute. I wanna talk about a lady I work with at the retreat center.  Ms. Shirline just turned 80, and she certainly knows how to celebrate!  I think everyone who knows her has attempted to wine and dine her this past month.  She deserves it, though!  Let me tell you about this great lady. Continue reading