Welcome to Becky's Life: Meandering Down the Long & Winding Road, Wondering What Lies Ahead


Thursday, March 22, 2018


Once again, I'm amazed how fast the days are flying and that it's almost the end of March!

I haven't purchased a kite yet, so I better get going on that. Every March I try to find time to fly a kite, at least for a little while. Usually just get one at Dollar Tree! No one is ever too old to fly a kite!

All is well here. Just been really busy, or really lazy 😀

Guess What?? I've actually been doing some writing again! I found a writing site online that piqued my interest and voila' ..... I hope to get back to the sequel I've been working on.....

I won't be back until April sometime, so....

Happy Easter 

Happy Passover

(I love this song and every time I hear it, it makes me cry.)

P.S. I've stopped watching the news, or listening to it on the radio. I choose goodness.

Sunday, January 21, 2018


I can't believe it's been a month since I was here. I'm happy to say that I am well and plan to stay that way for...at least a year!  J  

Not a whole lot has been going on that's worth writing about, and that's another reason I haven't posted for a while.

Things are going well.....I'm happier than I've been in quite some time. Various troubling and difficult situations had been going on with some family members, but I've learned that although I'd like to be able to "fix" things...I cannot.


Have I ever mentioned how much I would LOVE to travel? And how much I love mountains even though I don't live near any of them? In addition to visiting friends and family, which I wish I could do much more often than I'm able, there are places I desperately want to see. Some other time I'll explain why I want to journey to them, but for now I'll list just a few.

Banff Resort, Alberta Canada   http://www.banff.ca/ 

Train travel through the Rocky Mountains

Vacationing in New England during autumn 

And in addition, visit my FAR AWAY blog friends - who live all over the world!
I guess I need to start buying Lottery tickets, if most of this is going to happen!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


I wish I could say that since my previous post on December 7th, I've gotten all ready for Christmas....

I was doing really well, too. Not rushing around like a nut, not getting all stressed. I'd started working on my Christmas cards back around Thanksgiving and I knew I'd have them mailed EARLY this year! I still had plenty of time to bake cookies to take to work, and give to friends, and have some for us at home, too.

Then on Sunday, the 11th, I noticed I was getting a sore throat. Uh Oh! That's almost always the beginning of a sinus infection, but at least I get meds and it goes away fairly fast. But NO, not this year! Every day I felt a bit worse...and to shorten this as much as possible...I finally saw my doctor this morning and I have pneumonia!

When I was in my 20's and 30's, I would get either bronchitis or pneumonia almost every single year! But then I hadn't had more than a cold or sinus infection since then...until now. I recognized the symptoms and was 99% sure I had it, but I also did want the doctor to see me and make the correct diagnosis.

So, I got another round of new meds and by this evening was so much better! It's a wonderful feeling to have a bit more energy and actually feel like being part of the family again! Ron has been great, though, taking care of everything.

Now, I just need to rest up and get ALL BETTER, so I can experience a bit of last minute of shopping and baking, etc!

- Until then, I leave you with photos from Christmases past - 

Becky's cookies 2011

Becky's cookies 2011

Becky's cookies 2011

Mmm..Mmm, Can you almost sniff the aroma of fresh baked cookies??
I can't wait to start making them!

found on Pinterest


Thursday, December 7, 2017


It's been almost a month to the day since I blogged, and my background definitely needs an update, but no time for that tonight. Hopefully I'll get back soon for that. 

Just wanted to say that I am here, I'm doing really well, and just crazy busy!! 

Hope all of you are well, too, and happy, and living life to the fullest...

I leave you this evening, with this picture of me from quite a few years ago....
It shows the "real" me, don't you think?!

Bye for now!!!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

* Just Like Bob Seger's Song...I'm Still the Same! (forgetful, silly, crazy, etc.)

A re-post from November 7, 2016
and my memory is certainly not any better! 

In replying to someone on Facebook, I wrote:

"I haven't forgotten about your email...just sort of 'misplaced' the thought to remember!"


Yes, it's another "Becky-ism!"

You could use this phrase with most anything you forgot about. Just insert the correct words: our lunch date, your text message, repaying that money I owe you, etc. Ha!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Some people have someone in their lives they refer to as their “ROCK."

Well...I’m extremely fortunate to have
so many pebbles that come together for each other...
 they form a big ROCK!

You, bloggers and friends, may not even know it,
but you have been my pebbles and rock for a long, long time.

Friday, September 29, 2017


Today I discovered that a very interesting fellow I know has been reading my blog! I was quite surprised and pleased that he took the time to do that, especially since my blog posts sure ain't what they used to be.

Looking back at some of the ones I wrote during the heyday of my blogging...2009, 2010, 2011, 2012...I think to myself: Wow, I was really writing some good stuff back then, if I do say so myself!

I must've been a lot more creative then, and "writerly feeling," than I am now. Lots of "reposting" comes to mind for future days...

For now, though, This is for you, Scott...
from "I'm not your mother, Becky!"

Meander down that long and winding road!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

* A Prayer or Two *

Below is a post from my blog on October 4, 2011.
Doesn't seem possible that it's been SIX YEARS ago!
I was going to attach You Tube videos for both songs, so you could hear the beautiful music and lyrics, which have been haunting me again lately.....but unbelievably I could not find either by ANY singer that I liked enough to post! If you know of some, please let me know.


When most people think of the The Beatles, I doubt if "prayerful music" comes to mind. We all have our favorite songs of theirs, ranging from the very first pop/rock tunes until the final more contemplative recordings.

Somewhere in my past....maybe 15 or 20 years ago....(That would now be 20 - 25 years ago) two of those songs became prayer-like to me. The music and lyrics would pop into my mind, just when I needed them. I'd either sing out loud or only "in my head," depending on whether I was alone or not.

Those two songs are:

The Long and Winding Road
Let it Be

I've read various so-called explanations about the lyrics of these songs, and it doesn't matter to me what the "real" meaning is or isn't. I know what they mean to me and that's all that counts.

What about you? Do you have certain "prayerful" songs that aren't considered hymns?

P.S. After posting this, I decided to change my blog title and description. Now it says who I am at this stage in my life. I like it! How about you?

"There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is." ~William P. Merrill

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Hello All ~

Although tomorrow, September 22nd is the first day of autumn, it certainly doesn't feel that way in my little part of this great big world. In fact, we're having a heat wave...We did have cooler temps here and there a while back, but we knew it wasn't time yet for that to continue. It's been 90⁰F + here, plus very humid! I am SO ready for my favorite season to return...and fast.

Hopefully, to help make it feel a bit cooler, here are some favorite photos I've taken over the past few years:

I found this quote online somewhere
and it just spoke to me...

Saturday, September 2, 2017


A very dear friend of ours, Claudia Mundell, lost her fight with cancer earlier today.


She and I "met" through blogging and shared lots of things in common: writing, tea cups and tea pots, doilies, wind chimes, enjoying time out on the deck, and our canine companions. We actually met in person one evening in one of those serendipitous ways! Claudia, you will be missed by so many, but at least your writing lives on for all to enjoy.

I've been told there will be no services, which makes me sad, but that must've been Claudia's wishes.

I don't know if anyone has her blog password, so for now, the last post on it is from July 12.

In the days to come, I hope to post more things about Claudia, but for now, just wanted to get the word out. 

* You can type Claudia in the "Search this blog" box on the right column, directly below my memoir cover, and see more posts about this lovely woman. *

The link below will take you to the post I wrote past May, right after I learned about Claudia's cancer.