From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges


July 2016


Everyone says the pain you go through is worse than the pain of others because it's your pain. There is probably some truth in that. Sickness includes. This weekend was supposed to be a weekend where I spend most of... Continue Reading →

Walking Your Path

Ever look at your past and feel humbled by it? The last few days I have been thinking a lot about my past. The things that were good. The things that were not so good. It's probably because I have... Continue Reading →


Thank bloody goodness it is Friday. It has been a long week. My funny-find-a-way-to-inspire-me blog on Monday didn't do the trick. Maybe I just needed to reread it over and over and over again this week. Lesson learned. But,  I... Continue Reading →

Use Your Wings

Use your wings… My boss sends us the Tuesday Loves or Wednesday Loves or Friday Loves. I'm sure you get the picture. One thing I know about my boss is she is a force to be reckoned with and someone... Continue Reading →

Hawaiian Creole

It's around this time every year I get really home sick. My mid-year crisis of wanting home. Though I was born and raised in Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest has staked its claim as being the place I belong. But, there... Continue Reading →

Dear M.D.

I've never really addressed you. I always skirt around what you do to me. I always pretend that I am ok. After all, I am a fighter, is that not what fighters do? I always try to put band aids... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings

Give me coffee or give me death! Ok, maybe that isn't at all what Patrick Henry intended in his convention speech but it seemed fitting considering this is Monday. I love my job but on Mondays as I travel with the heavy traffic... Continue Reading →

Can’t Cast The First Stone

A few days ago I saw something online that really upset me. I had wrote and drafted a response to these people. The clock said it was nearly one in the morning, I was tired, and my emotions were just... Continue Reading →

Here Comes Your Rainbow

Hold, please! This is a common phrase in my every day life. I say it to my husband, my friends, my coworkers and now to the birthday bash. It is day three of my blog blast and I will not... Continue Reading →

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