My meandering path through life.


12 weeks

Twelve weeks…

I look back at the past twelve weeks; not quite a dream, not quite a nightmare, but somewhere in between it all.  I have been scared, angry, numb, depressed, happy, and estactic. Some people say I look happier; that I find hard to see as I feel like I am stumbling in a fog at times.

What I have found that has kept me grounded is my faith, my family, my friends. And when it comes down to it, what else is there.

On facebook one day I wrote this:

“After life comes to a screeching halt or at least it seems like. It’s an interesting thing to watch as things begin to happen and some cases not.
Lives that had a common ground, begin to separate and at times it feels like you get left behind. All I can say is mixed emotions. I stand in awe of those that brave this time, and I cheer for those that find their footing and make a better world for themselves. It can feel full of turmoil, but as with any storm there is a calm place where you can find peace.”

I felt like was I tossed from the car and left behind and my life had come to a standstill. But I thank my faith in God, that my life is being prepared for a new direction, a new place in life, a new opportunity. I thank my family for standing behind me, for their love, for the unwavering support, for their backs that carried me; I think my friends for sitting with me and listening, for not abandoning me, for reaching out.

I know something new is coming, something with new challenges, new satisfaction. My faith tells me so.


Dec.1 2011

Just tagging the date.

Standing at a crossroad and unable to read the sign. Go left? Go right? Can’t go back.

It was an awesome week seeing my mom and my oldest brother Mike. It’s been two years since we  have seen them and it was a special treat when they called and said they were coming to visit. We ate too much, stayed up too late, when shooting guns ( my brother) and just had a great visit. Thank you  to my father-in-law and sister-in-law for their hospitality and kindness too. They opened up their home and their hearts for my mom.

Kiersten and Eric with Mom and my brother Mike.

In Red Rock Canyon

KDM Designs

Krina has always been a pretty creative person, doing things like scrapbooking, cakes, sewing and jewelry. She really has a talent for creating really nice pieces of jewelry using gemstones, crystals, silver, gold, etc. So we decided to see if the rest of the world thinks so too.

She waited for months to get a showcase at the American Classics Marketplace in Colorado Springs. If you go by it is case 113, to the right and back from the cashiers. She also decided to open a online store on Etsy. Etsy is a cool website for people that like to make things, so if you get a chance, check it out too.

Well we will see where this all goes, but I know she has fun being creative. You just got to love the girl.

PS: You can also check  out her jewelry on Facebook.


OK. I love summer berries. Raspberries and blackberries are my favorite. Love the tartness of raspberries and the sweetness of blackberries together.

My mom used to make a really great raspberry pie, which I always chose for my birthday. Sadly to say I never learned to make my mom’s pie crust. So the next best thing that I found that comes close to that taste is a large scoop of berries over plain vanilla ice cream. It makes me happy.