Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Making Hippy Banana bread this morning.
Cleaning up my inbox.
Getting the property taxes paid.
Having the funds to pay the property taxes.
Another 100% quiz in my online class.
An afternoon walk with Hubs.
My Son calling to check in.

White Rose

Tuesday, April 7, 2020


The sun is back!
A brisk morning walk.
Pilates training by my amazing Sister via Zoom and with CynCyn too.
Talking on the phone with CynCyn and then Melissa.
Rainbows all over my office.
An afternoon walk with Hubs.
Playing with a new photo editing app.
Miss Cleo sitiing in my lap while I edit photos.

Whispers in the sky

Monday, April 6, 2020


We need the rain, we need the rain...looking forward to sunshine.
Made Strammermax's for breakfast.
Helping Sister with technical issues.
A morning walk during a break in the rain.
Listening to Keith Urban every chance I get.
Backyard birds posing for pictures in the rain.
Not watching or reading the news for most of the day.
Cozy, safe, and warm at home with Hubs.
Baked Spaghetti for dinner.

Phoebe in the rain

Sunday, April 5, 2020


It was "raining on Sunday..."
Hanging out with Hubs.
Free Starz right now.
Outlander Season 5!
Finally getting a Whole Foods order delivered.
Editing New Zealand photos and listening to Keith Urban.
My health, my family members' health, being able to stay home, our home, Hubs still working, plenty of money and food and so much more.

Editing New Zealand 2012

Saturday, April 4, 2020


Hubs did the shopping this morning and found everything on the list.
We went for a walk.
Did some bird watching.
It rained.
We watched movies all day.
Had pizza for dinner.
It was a good day.

Tufted Titmouse

Friday, April 3, 2020


I made a German pancake for breakfast. YUM!
Had a Zoom session for an hour and a half with my CynCyn.
Aced another quiz in my online course.
Went for a walk with Hubs and got to visit with Jim - from 6 feet or more away.
Tilled the soil in our garden box just in time for some rain.
Made fajitas for dinner.
It really is all about the food right now.

"A lovely day, a lovely day...."

Thursday, April 2, 2020


Getting out of the house to take Miss Cleo to her veterinary appointment.
The precautions the staff are taking in the wake of this Pandemic.
Chatting with my Sister.
Another 100% on an accounting quiz.
Sitting in the backyard listening to the birds and the slight rustling of leaves on the trees while soaking up the warm sunshine.
Catching up with my Momma.
Playing with watercolors in my backyard office.
Cocktails with Hubs.

A day at the office

Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Sunshine. I like the sunshine when it's not hot.
A morning walk.
Melissa checking in this morning. Devin is back home.
Lunch on the patio with Hubs.
Laughing at all the funny memes about this Pandemic.
Group texts with my kids.
Digging in the dirt to get the garden going. Thank you for the suggestion 'Louise'

Make a wish

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Sunshine the burned off the cloud cover.
Phone calls with my Sister, CynCyn and Jesse.
Painting in the back yard.
An afternoon walk.
Chatting with neighbors out for walks or in their yards.
Hubs doing the dishes after dinner most nights.
He still has his job, even with the most recent updates to the County shelter in place.

March self portrait

Monday, March 30, 2020


Getting eight full hours of sleep.
My sister calling to check-in.
Getting to chat with a neighbor, from 6+ feet away, of course.
An afternoon walk.
Photographing my next-door neighbor's flowers.
Making it through another day of this pandemic and shelter in place.

Sally's flowers

Sunday, March 29, 2020


Taking the long, long way home from Petco.
The gorgeous green hills. And those awesome clouds.
An afternoon nap.
And then a walk.
Getting to see Jesse again today. Sent him home with a gift for Logan.
Pizza for dinner and cocktails.

Spring rain in the hills

Saturday, March 28, 2020


We went grocery shopping at 6 am.
Found almost everything we needed.
I got Poptarts! YOLO
I took a nap.
Talked to my CynCyn.
Cleared out my email.
Got to see my Son, from six-feet away... And here come the tears, again.
My Sister's Covid-19 test results came back negative. Thank goodness!

This has been a great exercise in gratitude since the beginning of the year, but these last couple of weeks have been difficult. I know it could be worse and I know it is for others. We will get through this. What's keeping me going is looking forward to the day I get to hug my kids and my grandbabies again.

Black Phoebe in flight

Friday, March 27, 2020


Sunshine this morning.
Another 100% quiz in my online course
Checking on my kids and my sister.
Holding it together most of the time.
Letting the tears flow as needed.
Appreciating the moments when I'm not thinking about what is happening right now.
My health.
The quiet.
The creative ways people are coping and coming together while social distancing.
Hope for the future.

Morning shining in

Thursday, March 26, 2020


Up before the sun.
Making Paleo Pancakes with bananas, and bacon for breakfast for me and Hubs.
A phone call from my half-brother.
Getting 100% on my third quiz.
Lunch in the sun on the patio.
Chatting with my Sister.
Checking in with my Momma.
Getting the guest room cleaned up, just in case we need it.
A before dinner walk with Hubs.
Photographing all the flowers.
Homemade cheeseburgers and tots for dinner.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Sunshine and clouds.
Getting to talk to Melissa, Tristan, and Sofia via Alexa!
Texting with Jesse and Cyncyn.
Chatting with my sister.
Getting 100% on my second quiz.
An afternoon walk.
Getting rained on. Seeing an Egret. Watching Cormorant in a pond.
Sharing my workspace with my husband.
He has a job, with lots of work for him, and benefits.

Great Egret

Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Sunshine this morning.
New growth on my little avocado tree.
Linda the duck dropping in for breakfast.
A long walk by myself.
Taking pictures of every flower I saw. Also turtles and a cat.
Chatting with Jim.
Breakfast at lunch with Hubs.
Phone calls from my sister.
Talking on the phone to both of my girls.
My health. My husband's health.
The highs that save me from the lows these days.
News reports about people coming together to help (virtually, of course)
Distant socializing.
Homemade tacos for dinner.

New growth


Monday, March 23, 2020


Keeping myself busy.
Getting 100% on my first quiz in the online course I'm taking.
These cookies I made yesterday.
The female Mallard that visits our backyard daily.
Her name is Linda.
Wondering where Paul is.
Conversations with my sister.
Cracklin chicken made in the Air Fryer, for dinner.
Watching Keith Urban's 'Urban Underground' on IGTV, with Hubs
Remembering how listening to Keith Urban always cheers me up.

Chocolate Oatmeal no-bake cookies

Sunday, March 22, 2020


My first grandchild, Tristan, turns 12.
A visit, at a distance, from Jesse and Bri
A morning walk with Hubs and my camera
Chatting with our neighbor Jim, from 6 feet away
Loading my photos into Lightroom and finding some keepers.
A birthday party zoom meeting for Tristan.
Getting to see the faces of my family across the country.
Doing what we can to connect during this pandemic.
Enjoy the afternoon sunshine.
Sandwiches for dinner.

Blooming Redbud

Saturday, March 21, 2020


Another day of sunshine and blue sky.
Went for a ride with Hubs.
Talking on the phone with my Sister, several times.
Getting to see my Son - couldn't hug him though.
He brought us some things from Costco.
Playing with watercolor paints.
Homemade macaroni and cheese.
All the comfort foods these days.

Peanut thief

Friday, March 20, 2020


A morning walk with Hubs.
Three hawks, three turkeys, sun rays shining down through the clouds.
Planning a movie date with my Son. Obviously, a future date.
Really noticing and appreciating all the simple things.
Princess texting me what her "co-workers" are doing.
Co-workers = my grandchildren.
A good mail day.
Stationery cards withe my photos.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020


Limiting my incessant need to check the news reports.
A leisurely drive with Hubs.
The green hills, blue sky, white puffy clouds, wildflowers, wildlife...
A well-stocked freezer.
Talking on the phone with my sister, my Princess, my CynCyn and my Son.
Taking an online course in color theory.
A walk before dinner.

Little ranch house

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Phone chats with mom, sister, son, grandson
Photographing flowers
Playing with my grandson's Spirograph
A phone call from Buckwheat
Homemade pizza for dinner
Chocolate and Vodka

Diane Tibbetts Photography


Hubs working from home.
Getting out for a walk.
Those clouds today.
Talking with my sister.
Savings accounts.
Talking to my Princess on the phone.
Well, I forgot to click on publish last night so, I've broken my streak here. I blame it on the Coronavirus. Onward.

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Monday, March 16, 2020


Shelter in place for the next three weeks has been ordered.
It has been a stressful day yet, I'm so grateful that...
My husband can work from home.
I'm not working.
We have the means to stock up on food and supplies.
We are healthy.
We can still go for walks.
It's almost Spring.
We will get through this pandemic.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020


Much needed spring rain.
Coffee and brunch with Hubs.
Getting my chores done.
Watercolor painting practice.
A walk in the rain.
All the roses blooming in the neighborhood.
Taking and editing photos.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020


Talking to my girls this morning.
A call from my sister.
A walk in the rain.
My boys coming home after a fun morning together.
My son feeling a little better.
My neighbor bringing over some hand sanitizer,
Chocolate Chunk Blondies!

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Friday, March 13, 2020


Catching up on some sleep.
Talking to my CynCyn.
Checking on my son.
Lunch on the patio with my grandson.
Then some watercolor painting. Took my mind off current events.
Dinner out with the 'kids' at our favorite Mexican restaurant.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020


Waking up to partly cloudy sky and sunshine.
Adding more images/art to my Society6 shop.
Helping my son today and getting to take him to lunch.
Talking to my Princess again today.
Hubs always helping with cleaning up after dinner.
Getting to do this every day.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020


Getting Mr. LMT to go to preschool this morning.
Checking on my Princess and her Princess.
Catching up on my Momma.
Having lunch with LMT on the patio. He requested vegetables.
Spending three hours on the phone with my Bestie.
A quick call to my Sister.
Takeout for dinner.

Remember to wash your hands.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020


A gorgeous, sunshiny day.
Getting my hair colored, cut, and done.
Talking to my Sister.
Talking to my Son.
Visiting ex-coworkers and celebrating a retirement.
Burrito bowls for dinner on Taco Tuesday

Remember to wash your hands often. Every day. All day. Always.

Monday, March 9, 2020


Almost eight hours of sleep
Sunshine with clouds
Talking to my eldest for an hour and a half
Buying fresh flowers for myself
An energy burst in the afternoon
Making soup

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Sunday, March 8, 2020


Today I'm grateful for...
A morning trip to the Farmers Market.
Being able to buy pasture-raised pork and grass-fed beef.
Buying myself a honey and oat milk latte.
Taking a walk by myself along the marina pier.
Cloudy skies and sunshine.
Time to myself to take pictures.
Helping the kids by picking up LMT to spend a few hours at our house.
Making bone broth, roasting potatoes, and mixing herbs to help my son.
Quiet evenings at home with my husband and our cat.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020


Some rain, finally.
Peeking at the Bewick's Wren nestlings on my garden shelf.
Watching Hubs feed and watch the birds.
Helping my son.
Going for a walk after the rain and loving the crazy clouds.
Making a new recipe for dinner - Paleo Walnut Shrimp.
Watching the GS Warriors win!

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Friday, March 6, 2020


Beautiful cloudy skies are my favorite.
Sushi lunch with hubs.
Talking to my sister.
Kids visiting.
Getting some exciting news.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020


I'm so grateful I get to spend whole days with this boy.
He is so smart and growing too fast.
We made waffles for breakfast, with bananas and raspberries, read a whole bunch of books, had lunch on the patio, read some more books, and watched Incredibles 2.
I get to see my son when he comes to pick him up.
I finished off my day having dinner with my fellow 'Muskateers.'

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Mr. LMT played hooky from pre-school.
We went shopping.
We played with his dads old Lord of the Rings action figures.
It was another beautiful, clear, sunny, 78° day.
I had a photo session with my Daffodils.
We had a power outage and all the neighbors were out visiting each other.
Take out for dinner, of course.
TV free evening.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020


Sunshine and blue sky
Walking to our polling place to drop off our ballots.
Getting in a good morning walk and a sticker
Finishing up some thank you cards
A Mani/pedi
Making a new recipe for dinner: Whole30 Sizzling Pork Greek Salad

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Monday, March 2, 2020


Monday, Monday Bah-da bah-da-da-da
It was another beautiful sunny day
Got to talk with my eldest child today
We talked about camera gear
Checking things off my to-do list
Bought some Mandarins just so I could photograph them
Made Chicken and broccoli stir-fry for dinner

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Sunday, March 1, 2020


Sundays are for sleeping in,
having lunch with my son,
playing with my grandson,
putting clean sheets on the bed,
getting the laundry done,
reading all the things,
walks with Hubs,
making tacos for and early dinner,
watching the Golden State Warriors.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020


We're back to cooler weather
We even got some clouds today
Which makes for some pretty sky
Had a short visit from Son and LMT
LMT and I played with Play Doh
Then Papa and LMT pulled weeds
It was a competition to see who could pull the most
Hubs and I had dinner at our favorite Sushi restaurant

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Friday, February 28, 2020


Another fun full day with LMT
French toast with bananas, strawberries, and bacon for breakfast
Watched 'Moana' again
Lunch date with Hubs and LMT
A trip to the park
Then a trip to Target
"Shopping, hot dogs, and the park make me tired." ~ LMT
Also, we are currently into the three-year-old "Why" stage
A snack and the movie 'Home' to finish off our afternoon

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Thursday, February 27, 2020


Mr LMT all day
Breakfast together
Making cookies
Going for a bike ride
Eating lunch together outside
Reading books
Watching movies
Hugs and "I love you's"
Booking my trip to Maryland next month

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020


Another beautiful sunny and warm day
Went for a walk after breakfast
Found the local flock of Turkeys
I get to make photos every day and share them!
Playing with oil, water, dish soap, and my macro lens
Take out for dinner

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Up before the sun
Inspirational reading
A gorgeous sunny and warm day
Got my truck washed
Went for a hike in the hills around some lakes
Lunch on the back patio
Editing photos and learning
Roasted Chicken and Caesar Salad for dinner

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Monday, February 24, 2020


A beautiful sunny day
Getting the car washed makes it feel brand new
Took a cat nap to get rid of a headache and I feel much better
Slowly recovering from travel tiredness
Grateful I don't have to go back to 'that job' I had and can rest when I need to
Finding the light

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Sunday, February 23, 2020


Woke up in my own bed
Sunshine all day
Found Spring in my front yard
Went for a morning walk
Got to see my son and grandson
Ordered pizza for dinner

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Saturday, February 22, 2020


Breakfast with Hubs and CynCyn
Visiting Uncle again before we left
All the hawks we say driving to the airport
Uneventful travel (aka safe travel)
Four hours of reading
Getting picked up at the airport by our boy

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Friday, February 21, 2020


A yummy lunch with Hubs cousins
Watched a movie with Uncle CT
A visit to the DeMary ranch
Meeting the horses, cats, and grand baby

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Thursday, February 20, 2020


Breakfast with Hubs and CynCyn
Sight seeing
Lunch with Hubs, CynCyn and Uncle
Baking chocolate chip cookies for Uncle
and watching a movie
Late night cocktails

Wednesday, February 19, 2020


That amazing Arizona sky on the way to the airport
A smooth flight on the second leg of our trip
Meeting my CynCyn at the airport
Road trippin, again
Cocktails and free tacos
Hanging out with Hub’s favorite Uncle