Thursday, October 18, 2018

Curly Girl Method

I am trying a new program for my hair, it is called the Curly Girl Method, so this will be my start photo. I am going to see how this works, hopefully it will help my hair be it's best.

Remembering Thomas Henry

My beautiful fur baby Thomas Henry died
of Lymphoma. He was a sweet, affectionate cat, and my heart is broken. I will miss him so much, but he will live on in my heart and memory. He was a most unusual cat, and had the most gorgeous green eyes. I love you sweet one and I hope there is a place where we will meet again.

Thursday, April 6, 2017



Little sweet one
I watched death steal your breath 
I stroked you soft fur
and spoke tender words
I rubbed your little ears
and cried heartbroken, hot tears
as the last breath left your little body

You lay so still, warm and soft
I stroked your soft fur
and cried tears of sorrow
for you little sweet one
No more will I hear your 
little feet on the floor
or your little sharp bark
Your light has gone out 
of my life, and I am dimished
My little sweet one. 

Janice Kuykendall

Thursday, March 31, 2016

My Morning!

My morning starts! I love my coffee press!
 I fiddle around with poetry, writing my morning feelings down, my ginger cat, Morgan helps me!
I am the orange rock in the back row, I don't know where I am, or how I got here! lol!!!!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Saturday Musings

Saturday mornings are for late coffee and time to reminisce. I have looked back over my postings and I realize that I need to pick up and continue things I promised and left off. It has been almost two years since my youngest left home, and it left a deep, dark hole for a long time, but now I see that that is the way things are meant to be. So in the months to come, I will endeavor to finish some posts I started and to continue with the little crafts, poems, and things I love to do. But this morning as I sip my coffee, I think about all the everyday objects that surround me, so I took my camera and tried to see them in new ways. 

This dried pomegranate sits in a bowl on a table, there are three of them, and I guess they hold a special place in my heart because my dad would always buy them for me when I was a little girl. I always buy too many of them when they are in season, that is the only time you can get them here.

This is a teapot collection that my middle daughter, Janna bought for me years ago. It is so whimsical and bright. 

This sits in my workroom, and my little granddaughter loves it!

Nail brush I use often, sits in my bathroom on a soap tray.

Just some of the things I see, but don't really see everyday.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Closer Look

Sometimes when you stop and look closer at things you see everyday, you realize there is beauty in the smallest details.

All of these images were taken of things in my home, things I see every day, but never notice how the small details are so interesting and beautiful.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


My daughter Danielle and I took a Caribbean Cruise. We flew from Philadelphia International Airport to Miami International Airport on March 15th. We spent the night in Miami at the Best Western Motel.
This was the view from the door of our room on the second floor.
Me on the balcony outside our room on March 16.
My daughter, Danielle on the dock by our motel room.

Later in the afternoon, we took a transport over to the port where our ship was docked. We boarded the Norwegian Pearl and found our state room.

This was our stateroom aboard the Pearl.

This is the Norwegian Pearl.

Me on the deck of the Pearl.

Danielle on the deck of the Pearl.
Danielle in the Spinnaker Lounge aboard the Pearl.
One of the decks with lounge chairs, and you can see the swimming pool and Spas in the background.

The bow of the Pearl.

We were two days at sea before we reached the first island. This is sunset photographed from the deck of the Pearl.

This is on the 7th deck of the Pearl, where we spent a lot of time walking and reading.

Land at last, this is Tortola.
This is one of the tenders that took us over to the Island. They were rebuilding the docks at Tortola, and the big cruise ships could not dock there yet. 
This is stunningly beautiful Tortola!
Our guide kindly took this photo of us.
The beach on Tortola.
Danielle on the beach at Tortola.
These men were hand building this boat.
You can see how large the ship is by the comparison of these men to it.
This was the towel bunny our room maintenance staff left for us. They took very good care of us.
Next day we docked at St. Johns Island.

Danielle at phone booths on St. Johns
The Pearl docked.
When we returned to our stateroom that night, we found our towel elephant.
Our next port was Martinique.
Palm trees on Martinique.
The hallway to our stateroom on the Pearl. The fish swim toward the bow of the ship.
This was the Aft of the ship.
Our next Island was St. Kitts.
The dock at St. Kitts.
Danielle in St. Kitts.
Me shopping in St.Kitts.
Danielle in Pirana Joe's in St. Kitts.

St. Kitts
Danielle on the dock at St. Kitts.
Me on the dock at St. Kitts.
Danielle taking a stroll on the deck of the Pearl.
Our mouse towel critter was waiting for our return to our stateroom.
Our next  and last island was the beautiful St. Thomas.
An iguana sunning himself on the top of some trees.
Danielle on Megan'a beach in St. Thomas.
St. Thomas

Our towel critter was waiting for our return.

We spent two more days at sea, where Danielle and I relaxed and enjoyed the shows and activities aboard the ship, before we returned to the dock in Miami.  We flew home to Philadelphia on March 26th. It was cold and rainy when we landed at Philadelphia International Airport around midnight. 
This is a very abbreviated version of our ten day cruise. We took lots of photos and had a great time.