Simple Contentment 2018

Our Simple Contentment page is a place where we share with you, all the everyday things that make us giggle and those things touch and expand our hearts. Andie wanted one for 2018 so here it is! 

These are the things you can look back on when bigger things seem to capture or NEED your attention. Simple Contentment helps to bring you back to a sweet gratitude so that you can look forward to tomorrow…

Simple Contentment 6/20/18


One of my favorite times of day is when Kimm and I share morning coffee. Not only is it delicious and it really wakes me up – but it also a time of easy conversation and sharing thoughts about the day, and planning our focus for the day. It is also a very peace-filled time filled with our gratitude for all we have and for our little family. We feel very blessed and early morning coffee is part of that blessing, and I don’t take it for granted. Kimm doesn’t either. It is such a simple thing and yet so very special.

Simple Contentment 6/11/18


Last night, Kimm and I were out of beer and wine, but we sat outside as the air grew cooler and the sky allowed night to fill it. First let me say that we definitely saw another UFO that just blinked out of sight like the snap of a finger. It was very cool! But as the sky darkened, many stars revealed themselves to us, until the night sky was full of twinkle. Up here in the mountains, the sky is so close you feel like you could reach out and touch it and last night  I felt so close to the infinite. It was such a simple thing, but absolute magick! It is times like these that make living a miracle.

It has been a long time since my last Simple Contentment, but I won’t as long away for next time. Life on the ranch has so much Peace built into it. I feel so much Gratitude. I know Kimmie does too.


Simple Contentment 2/12/18


I was going to write this yesterday. I was lethargic and crabby, but the day went so fast and before I knew it,it was bedtime. Today I feel more myself, more energy and positivity, and it feels more congruent to write 2018’s first Simple Contentment today.  Kimm and I are both working, the animals are in and out the door , and there is peace in our little home. Coffee and pancakes began the day, and I find myself in a writing mood for a change and will probably do some journaling. I too, feel at peace in this beautiful landscape, surrounded by horses and mountains. I feel good. And grateful. I will be born anew tomorrow, but for this moment happiness and joy fill me. Thank you Goddess!


Simple Contentment 7/28/2017


Two days ago I awoke feeling very crabby and cranky. Like I would clock someone in the face if they looked at me sideways or said the wrong thing. It’s a really shitty feeling. Worse than a hangover. But I didn’t say anything about it to Kimmie and just went about my day. All the while wanting to throw something breakable. The heat didn’t help either. Or the flies and mosquitoes.

Then, something shifted. I was sitting outside, with the mountains and horses to my right and cedar and juniper trees in front of me sipping a 32 ounce can of Miller High Life – the Champagne of Beers – I took a deep, cleansing breath and beheld the beauty all around me. And I shared with Kimm how crappy I had been feeling all day. Almost instantly the crabbiness vanished. I felt myself again. It was a combination of some sweet libation, the majestic mountains, and a soul sister to share with.

My advice? Open up to the people you love and let them know what’s going on, rather than stew in your fermenting emotions. And drink and 32 ounce can of Miller. You will be glad you did.


Simple Contentment 2/9/2017



Sitting outside with a beer and my BFF, Kimmie, as the wind begins to gust, sand blows in our drinks and eyes, but the sun is hot as blazes. Sweat collects under my sagging breasts, and the dogs jump on and off our laps. A peace comes over me, as we took a lovely walk earlier in the morning, and the mountains are full of sunlight. There is no more harmony in the world than in this place, this horse ranch, with the animals all around, cold beer in our tummies, but a smoldering sun. Eventually we come inside the casita where there is shade and a ceiling fan. More beer cools us off. This is simple contentment.