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


Wednesday, July 11, 2018


I think more than my love of clouds, is my love of hot air balloons!

They are so majestic.

I really need a camera that will take clear 
and close-up pictures of far-away objects. 

Five balloons floated silently over our neighborhood
 a couple of evenings ago. 

These are the only pictures I got that are half-way decent.

Although I didn't get great pictures, I experienced pure joy in looking up and watching the surprise overhead. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


For something different to post for Independence Day.....

I searched for patriotic cakes

and decided on this one!

I hope everyone had a happy and safe day. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Thank you so much to all who said prayers for Charlie! 😊

Just received the Good News phone call from our vet!! I could hear the happiness in your voice the entire time.

Vet: "Your boy did fine. In fact he's sitting and barking! Doesn't like the cage!"
Me: "Oh yeah, he wants his momma." 
Vet: "Yes he does!"

I couldn't stand leaving Charlie there. He has terrible separation anxiety and as the technician was taking him to the back, he pulled out of his collar, and came running to me! 


So, they put a different collar/leash thing on him and away he went. I can't believe I didn't cry!! I just kept telling myself that everything was going to be okay...and thankfully, it is!

She wants to keep him until 2:00 pm and then we can pick him up. Guess I'll do laundry and housework and listen to music on my Echo.  🎶     

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


You know how sometimes it seems like a lot of good things happen all at once?
No, me neither!

But, it does seem like challenges, crises, stressful situations kind of come in bunches. I'm going through some of those right now.

Charlie is getting surgery tomorrow morning to have a cyst removed and checked for cancer. (This is our first doggie to ever need surgery.)

My oldest son, Scott, has been going through A LOT for way too long and doesn't seem to think he needs help.

I've got some health issues that don't seem to be serious, but have been stressful and a bit worrisome.

Well....isn't this a cheerful blog post?!

I just felt the need to share these things tonight and to ask for well wishes/prayers/etc. I will post updates on Charlie as soon as possible, and on any other happenings concerning the above info.

And below are some favorite photos/jokes from long ago blog posts. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


I'm so happy to announce that yesterday I submitted a story to Chicken Soup for the Soul, for their upcoming book about grandparents. It felt so good to write! 😃

I reworked and edited one of the grandparent chapters in my memoir.

They are looking for quite a few stories right now, so check it out! I know y'all can write about your favorite memories!  Book Topics

It will be months before I hear anything, but I'll certainly keep y'all posted. I'm keeping the faith.

I have to share a cute photo of Charlie. I caught him yawning....

and posted it on my Facebook page saying that writing is hard work, 
and it even makes Charlie tired just watching me! 😋

Have a great rest of the week!

Sunday, May 27, 2018


(From previous Memorial Day posts.)

Every Memorial Day I take time to remember why we celebrate. Many years ago, it was known as Decoration Day. That's because it was the day families and friends laid wreaths and other patriotic decorations on the graves of loved ones....those who died in wars.

Some men came home from wars, but many others did not. I am alive today because of one man that did not make it home....my mother's first husband. He was killed during WWII, and although that was heartbreaking for her and her two young daughters, my brother, Mike, and I wouldn't be here if that hadn't happened. A few years later, she met and married our father. When Mike and I were born, we already had an instant family....one that consisted of two teenage sisters for us!

During our barbecues, picnics, and parties celebrating the beginning of summer, let's remember why it's possible that all of us are here today. 

I don't write a political blog, but I will say this, if you've never been to Washington, DC and seen Arlington Cemetery and/or the Vietnam Wall, you've missed out on a couple of extremely powerful sights that you will never forget...and you will surely have chills...

"I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, 'Mother, what was war?' "
 ~ Eve Merriam

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