Day: December 23, 2018

Year in 6 words

The evening of December 23rd is upon us. Where has this year gone? It’s true, what they say, the older you get, the faster time goes.

As I sit here reflecting on this year, I am in awe of what a single year can do. Not only what it can do but that it’s time I’ll never get back.

I can say I’ve had my highest of highs, as well as, my lowest of lows in 2018. The words that come to mind when I think of this year are

  • Patience– My daughters are of ages that require so much more patience. I didn’t always have it. Many experiences this were “first time”s. Those required extra patience as everyone involved adjusted.
  • Hope– This saves me every time. I know what I’ve been through. I know there’s an ending to all beginnings. I know that hope is the only thing that produces results sometimes. I’m thankful for the instances where I recognized I was losing hope and others reminded me.
  • Faith– This walks hand in hand with hope. It’s the belief that the truths you hope for will come to be. Faith brings it to be. (Which leads me to my next word)
  • Be– Be … in the moment, not mentally worrying about the past, not fretting about the future, mentally be where you are. Phones have become a horrendous distraction. I’m going to work on this next year. Along with “being “, I was able to accept what is as what is. Wether I liked it or not. Sometimes, that’s what I need, to learn to accept rather than manipulate (obviously unintentionally but yes that’s what I’m doing) to have things done for my pleasure. Being also teaches patience. It allows me to choose in each moment how I feel. It can remove the path of negativity or grief in my mind.
  • Consistent– Wow, where to begin? Consistency is essential for my life, as hypercritical as that is sometimes. I’ve learned the messages of consistent or inconsistent. I’ve learned how that defines a person and have adjusted relationships because of it. It’s so under appreciated, and I know I will always appreciate that blessing.
  • Laughter– The endless joys of my girls. So many times we spent laughing and tickling. I’ve discovered new comedians that were-are actually funny. I have a special memory of watching one comedy special with my love.

I think these are most symbolic. What about you? When you think about this year, what terms come to mind? What thoughts do you associate with them?

I’d love to read your feedback:)


I’ve heard there was a secret chord

I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch

And love is not a victory march,

It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah.

Many years ago, I heard this song for the first time. It made not a lick of sense. It took some growing spiritually and numerically, to understand anything of it.

I’ve googled the song, intrigued about it’s lyrical meaning. There’s seems to be some controversy even now.

To me, this song is saying prayers and praises need to be lifted in every storm. It’s saying that love, faith, and lust are all apart of one another, and that regardless of circumstances, love isn’t ready. It takes work. It’s not ever a victory without some sacrifice.

That’s my interpretation, anyway.

~ Nova

Christmas Love ❄️🎄

Dearest Flowers and Blooming Artists: Without you, I wouldn’t have a blog. I need you readers to be successful in this journey. I just wanted to send some love and remind you how special you are.

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” –Thornton Wilder

“What you truly acknowledge truly is yours. Invite your heart to be grateful and your thank yous will be heard even when you don’t use words.”– Pavithra Mehta

Funny Alphabet Story

Mr. alligator laid on the grass, eating a yummy green apple.

Mr. Bear sat on a log, baking a fresh banana.

Miss Catfish swished and swiveled, as she nibbled on her carrot.

Ms. Daisy Dolphin dashed over and grabbed her dumplings dinner.

Mr. Elephant escaped the jaws of lion, holding an ear of corn.

Gracie Goat gobbled down her purple juicy grapes.

Herbert the Hippo hurtled across the field to a big pile of hay!

Iggie Iguana basqued in the sun, licking a cold scoop of ice cream.

Mr. Jellyfish enjoyed a hot cup of tea, with toast and jam.

Kalyapee Koala perched on a kite, inhaling a large kumera.

Miss Llama rested against a shady tree, numbing on lemongrass and lavender leaves.

Molly Manta Ray swam the nearby waters, feasting on a fresh mango.

Mr Nightingale sang the sweetest melody, refreshed from sweet nectar.

Ozzy Octopus stood watch as the intersection, as the opened swim session began.

Petunia the Peacock prided herself with her famous plum dumplings and pies.

Quills Quail quickly covered the quivering kitten.

Riffs Raccoon ruffled feathers in his free time.

Stephen the snake sat impatiently upon the slippery slick sidewalk.

Trevor the Tucan took talking lessons from a terrific Mr Turtle.

Unicorn Horns were buried under the unstable bridge.

The venomous viper wore pants with no visible zipper.

Willy the Wale enjoys washing and wading in the warm weather.

Xperts could find an animal for X.

Zebras zing zag until they’re dizzy, and they need Zyprexa.

Christmas Miracle

Well Hello! Please, come in & have a seat by the fire. It’s so great to see you; Niko and I have been anticipating your arrival. He’s actually napping right now; but, he should be making his presence known in a few hours. The weather is quite aggressive this evening, isn’t it? I’m so glad you’ve made it safely.

I’ll take your coat to the guest room. It really is such a pleasure to have your company. As much as I love living in the country, it can be uncomfortably quiet at moments…. Oh yes, of course you may use my restroom. If you go through the kitchen, turn left and it’s the second door on the right. The sink handles are reverse than the standard order, so the hot is on the right.

Continue reading “Christmas Miracle”

#NDRW- #12, 13, & 14

Today’s random word: owl

Saturday’s random word: Slideshow

Friday’s random word: plank

Please tag each post #NDRW

Concept: To write everything and anything that comes to mind about the Daily Random Word.

It can be incomplete thoughts listed, a short story, a personal story, personal reflection, memories, whatever you want it to be. The idea is to get everything out. Once you’ve done that, you can return to these posts and use the ideas in your writing.

Have fun