Iowa Lady Loves The Ocean

Iowa Lady Loves The Ocean

Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday 05/30/14

It has been awhile since I have been here. Life had other plans. So many changes but life goes on doesn't it. I am going to use this blog to share more personal things. Other than just quotes. I want to make it more boring probably but I need a place to write. And this is mine. So if you are reading this you can feel free to comment. I would love to know if anyone actually comes here. More later.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

I love to read... What I am reading now.

I would really just love to curl up with a book for hours on end. But even though I am not working I still have to do other things. I have my hands full with my book selections from the library this week. Yesterday I picked up: 

I have started "Natchez Burning". It's a big book 791 pages and it's very small print. A real test for my eyes.  "The Goldfinch" is big too but it's large print. 1240 pages of large print. Both books are very heavy. So I have a lot of reading to do. I would love hear any reviews about any of the 3 books. I love to read. And believe me there is no shortage of books to read here. But I still borrow the most current of my favorite authors from the library. I have a kindle. But I love the way books feel and smell. I will always have books. 
Are you an avid reader? What do you enjoy reading? Do you borrow from the library? Have a kindle? I buy a lot of used books at bookstores and consignment shops. I have several book shelves overflowing. 
I love my books.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Life and Loss

I know I have probably blogged this Photo before. With new loss in my life it comes back to my thoughts on stuff like this. Another friend gone. And today out of the blue I connected with my Sister after not speaking for many years. I was devastated to learn her husband has liver cancer. And she is having a terrible time. She lives out of state. So there is nothing I can do from here. Except give her support via the phone. I wish I could go to her after all these years and put my arms around her so she knows she is not alone. My heart truly breaks for her. She thinks she can't deal with this. But I believe she is stronger than she knows. She has had a rough life with so much turmoil. She has a teenage son that is having a tough time watching his father die.  If you are reading this please pray for my sister and her husband. I will help her any way I can. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014


I am very grateful for being alive today.
I am grateful for my son
I am grateful for my friends and family
and so much more. I know I am rich with love and friendships.
I am grateful for each morning I wake up and have another day.
Thank You Lord. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The First Day of Spring

Happy Spring Everyone... It has been a rough winter everywhere. I am sure we are all happy about this. Make it a great day!!