A Date with Santa


Well… it’s 2020, so that would end the year in a way that is par for the course. We laid out the red carpet for him and everything! And now that I mentioned “par for the course,” it would have been fun to put a hole out there in those green mountains with a flagstick in it. Ha! Maybe that’s where Santa is… he’s GOLFING!

I thought this image was perfect for tonight’s Everything Red and my countdown to Christmas. It was actually inspired by a couple of Pinterest finds. I was going for the stained glass look when I started out, but as things progressed it went a little haywire.

Anyway… I’m not going to say much else because it’s late and I’m tired and if I try to go on it will probably sound like babble. So… that’s all for now.

I hope you enjoyed the image,

And have a wonderful weekend!

The Window

There’s a world out there. Open a window, and it’s there.


One of the things I love about blogging is the places it takes our minds. I found this Robin Williams quote today while looking to see what fun things people had said about windows.

I knew it was right the minute I saw it, because it seems so appropriate today with all of the shut downs and stay at home orders. There’s still a world out there beyond our little abodes, but you have to look a little harder to see it.

I did do some shopping today with my mom, and I was kind of surprised at the lack of hustle and bustle that you usually see on our streets before Christmas. And I know I have trouble sticking with a plan, but if I don’t get out there and start walking and doing some strength training after the holidays I think I might develop a bad case of sarcopenia (muscle loss from aging).

Maybe you’re already familiar with that word (sarcopenia), but I just learned about it the other day as one of the men in my class is writing his paper on it. It does have to do with aging, but you can help keep it at bay with strength training. I know my muscles aren’t what they used to be and I’m anxious to get back into my New Lifestyle, New Me frame of mind and get busy with it.

Continue reading “The Window”

Feeling Festive

I’ve been missing the days of Everything Red. Since my writing time is limited until the holidays are over, and I’m back into the groove of images, I thought I’d resume the old series and try some new reds.

I’ve been wanting to do a Countdown to Christmas of sorts, but wasn’t sure where to go with it… and now I have it. The FESTIVE Reds!

Until next time…

Peace & Love!!

Red Sunset

Red Sky at Night

Heaven’s bursting light,

Curtain of Crimson and Gold,

Darkness lies in wait.

Tonight’s Everything Red is a recycle/redo of a glorious sunset and a Haiku. Photograph was taken with my cellphone, from outside one of my classrooms. Needless to say, I was ecstatic when I saw the sky light up in red. It was so beautiful I had a hard time concentrating after that.

Off to slumber now…

Sweet dreams!



Butterfly kisses,

Sweet memories, pure and chaste,

Taste of innocence.

Today’s Everything Red is another recycling project; a collage of red roses with a guiltless white. It stands out like a sore thumb… the white sheep of the family. There’s some symbolism there I’m sure.

Reusing the old arouses nostalgia… it’s a great way to bring new life to things long forgotten. I think I’m psyching myself up for something here… a little dream chasing, perhaps. Time will tell.

Anyway, this Everything Red Art and the Haiku were created for the Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Chaste & Taste