Joyous Joy 25: Inspiration Needed

These flowers amaze me. One day when I have a garden, these will definitely be in it

This weekend, while basking in the sunshine on my friend Bob’s balcony, I had a much needed heart-to-heart with someone who always seems to understand me. We talked about a laundry list of things, including my frustration about how long it’s been since I’ve posted on here.

I am for the most part quite easily inspired. Lately, I’ve been exceptionally uninspired, and it has kept me from writing.

I don’t want to be uninspired! Life isn’t nearly as enjoyable! So with saying this, I wanted you all know that I am alive and well and searching desperately for fresh inspiration.

In the meantime I’ve had a few wonderful things going on that I’d love to share Continue reading


Joyous Joy 17: Who’s That Monkey Jumping on the Bed?

I have vivid memories of jumping on my Grandma’s bed as a child, with a banana in my hand, scratching my head and exclaiming OoOoAhAh! I was certain I could pass as a monkey.

A monkey with a huge smile on its face

“who’s my little monkey?” – Grandma Forster

My ear-to-ear grin is hard to miss while I’m intently watching every move monkeys make at the zoo. They fascinate and amuse me with their playful antics. I am then disheartened when I remember that these interactions are separated by glass. I truly understand the importance of zoos – I know that I want to learn about the wonderful creatures with which we share the Earth. However, I’ve always dreamt of seeing them in person – in the jungle, swinging from vines and beating their chests with a loud HooHoo!

Well that opportunity is finally here. Continue reading