Patricia’s Big Adventure… Palm Desert, Borrego Springs, El Centro, CA

O.M.G. Yesterday my husband, and three friends drove from Palm Desert



Anza Borrego State Park, on the way in to Borrego Springs

to Borrego Springs to pack up the entire house…

Our Borrego Springs home… moving out and putting it on the market to lease…
Tacos after packing… yummo and good fuel! With our friends from left, hubby David, Rick, Ernie, Jana and me in orange glasses

Off we go for new home in El Centro, CA!!!

A long dust road from Borrego to El Centro, loaded up with furniture and belongings, after a yummy taco meal. The adventure prepping for the next Solar project for my husband.

After about three hours of loading, packing, and preparing for El Centro ride, we set out for the drive to El Centro about 80 miles… peace and desert, then the agricultural area where we tried to guess what crops were growing along the highway.


On the drive home from El Centro after unloading all of our belongings up the elevator to the third floor of his new condo… which we love, by the way… we are a tired and satisfied crew who accomplished a ton today…


Heading home feeling exhausted, satisfied, and grateful for friends who helped us make a major change in our lifestyle in one day!

Do you have friends like this?  I certainly hope so!


OK Tomorrow is my Birthday… I’ll be 67 years young!

I am not ashamed to be almost 67, I feel I am having the best time of my life!

My son Andy was born on my 21st birthday so we share our belly button birthday!

Last year was the first time we celebrated together (a long story to be told here one day). Here are some photos from last years Birthday party.  Our mom,Flee, my husband David, and Andy’s wife Kristin, our only grandkids, Jennifer and Andrew, our other two children, David, his girlfriend Stephania and Dana made it the best birthday ever… we may never be together again as a family on our birthday but i have sweet memories to last me for a lifetime!

Andy and me with hubby David presenting our cake
I am overwhelmed with joy to share our Birthday for the first time!
Andrew, grandson, me and Jen, granddaughter
baby and me… so proud!
Magic cake!!!
Our family!
they love their G’ma!
We do love to laugh!!!
Boogie in the garage baby!
Our clan
make a funny face~


So this year, I am in California, he is in Dallas, TX, but I am sending the love and hugs across the miles and pray for us all to be Happy, Healthy and In Love in the coming year!

Thanks for sharing this with me!

Jan 1.2013 Looking back with gratitude, forward with hope…

Jan 1, 2013 early morning sunrise with iPhone

As I look back at the past year I realize I have taken some pretty big strides toward my “bucket list”… I only call it that because everyone knows what that is.

  • I vowed to pick up my camera and start taking pictures, check!
  • I vowed to start posting to a blog daily to share my favorite photos, and thoughts, check!
  • I vowed to be of service to others by carrying the message, check!
  • I vowed to re-connect with my long lost siblings after almost 40 years, check!
  • I vowed to step out of my comfort zone by setting up a family Facebook page, check!

Now here it is 2013 and I am pondering how I want to grow this year.

  • I want to master the use of my camera and not count on blind ass luck
  • I want to exercise more
  • I want to creatively collaborate with my friend to start a new secret artistic project (we are sworn to secrecy until we choose our method)
  • I want to rewrite my children’s book

That’s a good start, and as the year progresses I know my list will evolve.

For me saying out loud what my heart is feeling is the beginning of the manifestation of dreams.

Look out 2013… here I come!

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.


If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
~ Gerald Good

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~ G.K. Chesterton

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~ Marcel Proust


If we are grateful for what we have and grateful for what we don’t have; is there a better state of mind to be in?…gratitude is a spiritual tool.


 More will be revealed…  Way Spiritual Dave




I am grateful for you!

I rarely write on my blog, I post my husband’s Mind Travelers-in God we trust, almost daily, and I post my favorite photos.  Most of them taken by me and some that I treasure from others.

However, since the year is quickly coming to an end I feel the urge to speak a few words.

I have seen some very talented writers who are able to express their feelings on a multitude of topics, daily!

I admire their perspectives, whether it is my own or not.

I love the idea of free speech, and the ability of those who can paint pictures with words.

I myself have been a person who had written in a journal for many years.  I even started writing my personal autobiography years ago.  But something happened and I stopped.

I spend a lot of time sharing with other women about life, love, the pursuit of happiness, recovery, the 12 steps, spirituality, growth, honesty, love, families, career choices, kids, and I do that on a daily basis.

The time I do have to do what I love to do is usually spent with a camera or my iPhone in my hand pursuing the images that exemplify how I am feeling at the moment.

I love to tell stories with my photos, and I have been amazed that a few of you enjoy them almost as much as me.

My goals have been to learn how to take better photos, and I have some amazing teachers on WordPress, and several of you share so freely with me every day.  Thank you for your support! You encourage me to continue on my journey.

I wish a peaceful, creative and continued support to you as we share our individual talents with each other.  I love being a part of this family.

You cheer me on, and share that personal piece of yourselves with me very unselfishly.

For that I am truly grateful.

I look forward to getting to know more of you, and I love the friends I have made here on my blog and on yours.




Sunday Post: Peaceful

The Eagles sang, “I got a peaceful easy feeling…”


I have called my style of Tai-Chi Meditation In Motion.  I produced two Tai-Chi videos in the 80’s and 90’s and had my own TV show in Athens, Ohio.  I have taught from Seattle, to Athens, and in California.  I studied in 1972 in Seattle, in San Francisco and Taipei, Taiwan.   Never did I feel more peaceful than when I was practicing and teaching Tai-Chi Chuan for over 30 years.  Breathing with movement has the power to block those outside worries and allow one to gently face the stresses of life.  I continue to use my Tai-Chi breathing today, as a form of meditation… and for that I am truly grateful.  The art of Tai-Chi has been practiced for centuries around the world.  I cherish my gift. pdd

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