West Virginia Tea Party



Crafting with nieces 2015

This year my nieces happened to come over on Father’s Day so we had a ready to go theme. They decorated frames for their Dad. I gave them homemade lockets with my Dad’s photo.  


I Remember



I remember being young and single

Going wherever the wind blew me

Hanging out with friends until 4 am

Falling in together after work

meeting at a restaurant

then moving to bar or club

no deadlines no curfews

no one to answer to, go home to

a free spirit

a kite

surrounded by so many people

laughing drinking

ignited with energy

the music loud

the room smoky

I remember being young and single

surrounded by so many people

(it was lonely)

Yard Sales


Hunting hunting

What can I find?

A trinket a treasure

A box made of pine

We walk along slowly

My husband and I

Browsing and thinking

Now what can I buy?

A chair for the kitchen

Some shelves for the den

A little glass chotchke

That’s shaped like a hen?

We each have a twenty

with which we can spend

If I run out of money

I’ll borrow he’ll lend


There are prophets among us

Sometimes they appear

Out of nowhere

It could be that “crazy” lady on the train

This morning it was

She walked onto my car

Before 8 am

She started sharing her testimony 

Without fear

Telling us to repent

Telling us to follow Jesus before it’s too late

Tears rolling down my face 

There wasn’t one thing she said

That I didn’t need to hear

She soothed my soul

I have no doubt that God spoke through her

There are prophets among us

Tea party hats

              I made these hats today for a tea party  in early July in West Virginia. It’s at the home of my cousin in her backyard. It’s for ladies and girls. Although when my husband heard we were having cake he said he would stop by. 

My favorite is the pale pink. What about you?