Monday, July 25, 2011

Update

Sorry I haven't been here. I am trying to recover from last week's illness and assorted other nonsense.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

River Stones 07/20/2011

I've decided that respect for one's blood pressure is excellent factor in decision-making!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

River Stones 07/18/2011

Peace and Quiet are not over-rated and often in short supply -- but not today.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Rivet Stones 07/16/2011

Friends -- old and new and in between -- with some drama for good (?) measure create an amazing end to a less than stellar day.

Friday, July 15, 2011

River Stones 07/15/2011

I would love to be able to ignore what's happening in my country -- but they're putting my bare bones lifestyle on the chopping block.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

River Stones 07/13/2011

A new friend -- either real world or on internet -- is always a new jewel to polish.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

River Stones 07/12/2011

The treasures one unearths when cleaning closets are amazing --it's like Christmas in July!

Monday, July 11, 2011

River Stones 07/11/2011

Some days I feel like I'm playing and seek with myself and I don't always win!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

River Stones 07/09/2011

Sharing a friend's heartache is heart-breaking by proxy and just as painful as one's own.

Friday, July 8, 2011

River Stones 07/08/2011

Blue skies, sunshine and no obligations: the perfect recipe for a perfect lazy summer day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

River Stones 07/07/2011

I have to stop reading or watching the news; it is eroding my faith in my country and mankind.

River Stones 07/06/2011

Productivity on a project left to languish too long is immensely satisfying. The real key, however, is to finally see it through to completion.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

River Stones 07/05/2011

Fireworks sprinkling the night sky with multi-colored abandon in the name of liberty!

Monday, July 4, 2011

River Stones 07/04/2011


Independence Day is not only a day for celebrating one's country -- it's wonderful to collect one's thoughts regarding one's personal independence.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Trying Again!

We're doing a River of Stones again for the month of July. If any of y'all are interested, click on the sidebar icon and register. I'm looking forward to it as it affords me (and forces me to) the opportunity for some introspection. I spend too much time on worldly concerns and too little on my state of mind. Neither is good for my soul.

I hope that anyone who reads here enjoys my efforts!!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!

Kay

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Wedding!!!!!!!!


The joining of two kindred souls is a genuine sign that God exists.

Happy Wedding day Fiona and Kaspa!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wow!!!!!!!

I got a note today from Fiona and Kaspa -- the brains behind the "A River of Stones" project and I smiled. It read:

We are pleased to say that we would like to include one or more of your lovely small stones in our book, ‘pay attention: a river of stones’. Congratulations

I am honored and delighted. I enjoyed the project immensely as I stumbled into new territory -- grasping for a thought worthy of polish each day.

Only one of my 'stones' is to be published -- so far -- but that's fine. The lessons I learned were invaluable and being published in such good company is the reward and quite gratifying.

Many thanks to Fiona and Kaspa for this honor! And another bundle of gratitude goes to Elaine of Kalilily Time for her introducing me to this excellent endeavor.

And last but not least, thanks to all who read them at my main blog.

Kay

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My 10 Favorite River Stones are:

Fiona asked for our 10 favorite 'small stones' so for better or worse these are mine.

1. Surprises and knotty decisions are like dandelions in Spring -- you never when where or when they're going to pop up.

2. Tangled yarn is easier to fix than a tangled life. Maybe that's why I'd rather stay home and needlepoint.

3. Reflection can be a good thing when inspiration joins the fray and prompts new vision.

4. How precious it is to end the day and feel that it was productive and a blessing rather than a burden.

5. When I read Lia's blog, Yum Yum Cafe, this morning I realized that contemplating New Year's resolutions was not what I needed. The better approach is a New Year's revolution. After an tumultuous 2010 on several levels, it's time to seriously consider some major changes and muster the courage I know I have stashed somewhere in the clutter in my poor damaged brain and move forward.

6. Starting my very own personal, life-changing revolution isn't as easy as it sounded two days ago, nor does coming up with a scintillating 'stone' each day and the list of such endeavors goes on and on . . .

7. Blame and denial by certain factions, entities and individuals will not solve the travesty that's occurred in our country. Am I angry? Damned right!

8. Every time I think that I'm making some progress in getting things organized, I find something else I need to organize.

9. There's nothing like an Alberta Clipper blowing about nine inches of snow through Ohio to remind us that it's winter. Yikes!

10. As I think of what happened in Arizona, I can't help but think that -- as I always have -- that the Reckless Right has gone too far. Prayers for all who were killed or injured just don't seem sufficient and ring hollow in the insanity of it all.

Monday, January 31, 2011

River Stones 1/31/2011

How sad to reach the end of a project that has helped me be more aware of what I write and do some needed introspection.

Kay

Sunday, January 30, 2011

River Stones 1/30/2011




Reflection can be a good thing when inspiration joins the fray and prompts new vision.

Kay

Saturday, January 29, 2011

River Stones 1/29/2011

Every day I wonder where I really belong in this world and my heart aches with a pain that never goes away.

Kay

Friday, January 28, 2011

River Stones 1/28/2011

There's nothing like ending a day with a feeling of accomplishment and a modicum of organization.

Kay

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

River Stones 1/26/2011

I watched the State of the Union address last night. Obama sounded positive and presidential. So why did I feel like I was sold down the river?

Kay

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

River Stones 1/25/2011



Tangled yarn is easier to fix than a tangled life. Maybe that's why I'd rather stay home and needlepoint.

Kay

Monday, January 24, 2011

River Stones 1/24/2011

When lists start getting short, it's time to make more lists. It's one of those things that never ends . . .

Kay

Sunday, January 23, 2011

River Stones 1/23/2011

Robert Burns wrote: "The best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley."

That pretty much describes my weekend. Hopefully Sunday will bring something nice.

Kay

Saturday, January 22, 2011

River Stones 1/22/2011



Snow, unexpected visitors, and assorted distractions have an annoying way of interrupting one's plans.

Kay

Friday, January 21, 2011

River Stones 1/21/2011

In a rare dispay of optimism, I have great hopes for an interesting and productive weekend. I've been hiding from life too long.

Kay

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

River Stones 1/19/2011



Surprises and knotty decisions are like dandelions in Spring -- you never when where or when they're going to pop up.

Kay

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

River Stones 1/18/2011

Can one ever be truly caught up on household chores? I think they breed while I'm sleeping.

Kay

Monday, January 17, 2011

River Stones 1/17/2011

How precious it is to end the day and feel that it was productive and a blessing rather than a burden.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

River Stones 1/16/2011

Energy is returning. I might even do a little 'carpe diem' today . . . unless it snows.

Kay

Saturday, January 15, 2011

River Stones 1/15/2011

Making the right phone call can be a catharsis; it doesn't fix everything -- or even anything -- but it can ease an overwrought mind if only temporarily.

Kay

Friday, January 14, 2011

River Stones 1/14/2022

It's one of those days where I have no idea why I bothered to get out of bed. It's too difficult on so many levels and I have no idea of how to fix any of it. I don't think I'm depressed -- just tired of struggling.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

River Stones 1/13/2011

Winter weather advisory keeping me housebound. And discovering that my town ranks #9 on MSN Real Estate's Top 10 Most Miserable Cities in the country -- but I already knew that -- doesn't help.

Kay

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

River Stones 1/12/2011

Information overload is toxic; media circuses are ugly; neither accomplishes anything. Pogo was right. And anything I say is not valid.

Kay

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

River Stones 1/11/2011

My poor damaged brain is on overload -- so much information it's hard to sift through the bul . . . er, ah . . . rhetoric from both sides. It's all evil.

Kay

Monday, January 10, 2011

River Stones 1/10/2011

Blame and denial by certain factions, entities and individuals will not solve the travesty that's occurred in our country. Am I angry? Damned right!

Kay Dennison

Sunday, January 9, 2011

River Stones 1/9/2011

As I think of what happened yesterday in Arizona, I can't help but think that -- as I always have -- that the Reckless Right has gone too far. Prayers for all who were killed or injured just doesn't seem sufficient and ring hollow in the insanity of it all.

Kay

Saturday, January 8, 2011

River Stones 1/8/2011



Every time I think that I'm making some progress in getting things organized, I find something else I need to organize.

Happy Blogging!!!!!

Kay

Friday, January 7, 2011

River Stones 1/7/2011



There's nothing like an Alberta Clipper blowing about nine inches of snow through Ohio to remind us that it's winter. Yikes!

Happy Blogging!

Kay

Thursday, January 6, 2011

River Stones 1/6/2011

I finally picked up my new prescription at the pharmacy. I don't take anything that comes with two pages addressing the possibility of suicide. I'm only crazy -- not stupid.

Happy Blogging!

Kay

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

River Stones 1/5/2011

Getting a panic attack when there is no apparent reason for one is both disconcerting and annoying. It tells me that there is something very wrong but I can't begin to fathom what it is . . . so far. Maybe I've just been worrying too much or thinking too much.

Happy Blogging!!!!!

Kay

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

River Stones 1/4/2011

Re-adjusting one's dysfunctional sleep patterns can be an seemingly endless exercise in frustration. I feel like Sisyphus and the rock.

Happy Blogging!!!!!

Kay

Monday, January 3, 2011

River Stones 1/3/2011

Starting my very own personal, life-changing revolution isn't as easy as it sounded two days ago, nor does coming up with a scintillating 'stone' each day and the list of such endeavors goes on and on . . .

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!

Kay

Sunday, January 2, 2011

River Stones 1/2/2011

I think it's really rather strange that I only have pork and sauerkraut for supper once a year because I really enjoy it. Maybe someone long ago told me told me that it's only to be eaten then. I've decided that will change: it fits my criteria in the kitchen these days perfectly: easy, quick, cheap, re-heatable.

Happy Blogging!!!!!

Kay

Saturday, January 1, 2011

River Stones 1/1/2011

When I read Lia's blog, Yum Yum Cafe, this morning I realized that contemplating New Year's resolutions was not what I needed. The better approach is a New Year's revolution. After an tumultuous 2010 on several levels, it's time to seriously consider some major changes and muster the courage I know I have stashed somewhere in the clutter in my poor damaged brain and move forward.

Happy Blogging!!!

Kay

A River of Stones

I discovered A River of Stones via my friend Elaine of Kalilily Time and, with her encouragement, I am going to participate in it. I need to focus more on my writing and hope it will help.
If any of you are interested, you can click on the link above or the widget in the sidebar.

Hope y'all are having a great day!!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!

Kay