You’re Not In Charge


Hello, my WordPress community. 🙂  I know you haven’t heard much of me lately and I apologize for that. In the crazy reality of today’s world, I hope that all of you are well and are staying safe.

I am well. I took a few days off work and just spent some quiet time at home, sleeping late, sewing masks, taking naps and catching up on my TV shows.

Being an introvert, spending time alone, at home, is not as hard on me as it would be on some people. I use this quiet time to recharge. I think that the current state of the world has had me stressed. (no big surprise there, right?) So quiet and rest is just what I’ve needed.

A few of you have reached out wondering about me.  I don’t mean to worry anyone.  I so appreciate your thoughtfulness! ❤  I am mostly doing alright.  I think that like a lot of people, are in disbelief about the state of the world.  All we can do, is all we can do, right?

I think that the best advice I would give anyone struggling to come to terms with the pandemic, is to simply tell them to find their purpose.  With purpose, you will always move forward, not sit dwelling on the what ifs.  It’s not easy to smile and be optimistic on some days, I get that.  Just Do What You Can.  Leave the rest to your higher power.  You’re not in charge, remember?

Be well and stay safe my friends.

Thank you for joining me on this journey.  ❤  Penny

Enjoy the Ride


“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed.  The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.  Life is like an old time rail journey… delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.  The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” 

-Gordon B. Hinckley

Bloom Where You’re Planted


When I moved to Texas, I think I was in mourning for Oregon for about 3 years.  It took me that long to appreciate where I am and to truly count my blessings.  I could not see the beauty around me.

I’ve gotten so that I can finally appreciate the beauty of Texas.  The wildflowers that are in bloom right now are just amazing.  Primrose, Indian Paint Brush, Bluebonnets, Black Eyed Susans, etc.

I am blessed to have my friends and family.  I am loved and appreciated.  I love my job and my boss and co-workers are awesome.

I have an amazing life!

These are all things that I could not see previously.

What changed?  I finally got my head out of my ass and saw the world around me for what it is!

I’m doing my best to Bloom Where I’m Planted!