A Flickering Flame

  The flame flickers in the breeze from the open window Raindrops spit against the glass. Falling, rhythmic, keeping time Wet spatters slide rivulets filling the ocean of my heart. The flame sputters, stutters, goes out. Love and longing searching for a remedy. Air so heavy you cannot breathe Gasping, … Continue Reading A Flickering Flame

Dream the Dream

  I received a wonderful comment on one of my blog posts the other day, wherein I was asked, “How do you find your inspiration?”  I was deeply touched because I did not realize that I was in a position to be asked such a question.  It occurred to me … Continue Reading Dream the Dream


This weeks two words to use in some form, meaning you can use another word that means the same thing are: Acceptance & Rejection   Human acceptance – Flowers and weeds together Bombs of rejection. 2014 © Copyright-All rights reserved http://www.silverthreading.com

Front Yard Re-do

Since last week, I have busy with our front yard re-do, or I guess I should say do-over.  We bought this house a little over a year ago and like any new homeowner, you like to make changes to make it your own.  I knew that a curb appeal Re-do … Continue Reading Front Yard Re-do


  Mondays are still over rated as far as I can tell.  I know it is the beginning of the work week, and it  does signifies a return to normalcy after a hectic weekend.   However, when you are no longer ruled by Mondays (in other words retired) you experience a … Continue Reading Monday…

Goals for Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Originally posted on Linda G. Hill:
I’ve been receiving a lot of positive feedback for SoCS in regards to it not only being fun to participate in, but also for the new connections that are being made between bloggers. However, without advertising it on HarsH ReaLiTy, the word doesn’t seem…

What a Week!

It has been one of those weeks!  I am emotionally spent, worn out and ready to move on.  One thing I have noticed as I grow older is that all this upheaval is hard to recuperate from.  I know everyone has these days (weeks) where their best laid intentions tank … Continue Reading What a Week!

The Red Umbrella

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. The … Continue Reading The Red Umbrella


The revolution – must begin within. Change brings wisdom. (Image captured from Facebook on 7/21/14).


Last week I received the nicest message from Dorne Whale and her blog entitled,  “Write Dorne – Putting Life Into Words.”   Dorne nominated me for the Liebster Award which is a way for the blogging world to discover new blogs.  I was Liebstered and really surprised!  I am relatively new … Continue Reading I Was LIEBSTERED!

Send on the JOY!

  I feel like I have finally arrived!  I love being retired and spending my time enjoying life.  I am sending positive vibes to mankind.  Enjoy your Saturday and spread the joy! ~Colleen~ (Image from Facebook, 7/25/14)

Tropical Splendor

HOT orange blossoms – a tropical interlude. Mai-tai anyone? TGIF!  Mai-Tai Recipe: Recipe makes 1 gallon 2 cups light rum 1 cup dark rum 1 cup 151 proof rum 1 cup orange curacao (orange flavored liqueur) 1 cup almond flavored syrup 1 cup simple syrup 10 limes, juiced 1/2 gallon … Continue Reading Tropical Splendor