The Dragonfly

I recently was going through one of my many journals and I came across a piece I had written back in 2013 while attending a meditation retreat.  At the time, I had recently given up drinking and was struggling emotionally and socially.  Emotionally struggling  in that alcohol was a crutch for me and socially struggling since many of my friends seemed to disappear.  The meditation … Continue reading The Dragonfly

Unscruz – A Mini Burning Man

  So here we are at Unscruz located at the Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds.  This is us:  Wendy (aka Cupcake) and Michael (aka Papa Mike).  So much to write about.  What is Unscruz?  What’s with the top hat and furry ears?  Why the dyed beard and hair? What is Random Acts of Cupcake? Okay. Hang on for the ride. First, what is this thing … Continue reading Unscruz – A Mini Burning Man

A London What? (Pssst…It’s a tea latte)

I didn’t know what a London Fog was until a couple of weeks ago.  I was watching a YouTube video called Pure Living For Life.  Alissa and Jesse were raving about this drink that was the new craze, but didn’t explain what it was.  Go figure.  I gathered it was a tea drink since I saw a tea bag sticking out of the cup.  Now my … Continue reading A London What? (Pssst…It’s a tea latte)

A Personal Reflection – Giving up Alcohol

Its been almost 5 years since I decided to give up alcohol and it’s taken me this long to actually write something about it publicly.  I have written about it in my journal, but just haven’t shared.  Right now I don’t want to get into the nitty gritty about my decision, but I’d like to share a reflection I wrote in May, 2013 two months … Continue reading A Personal Reflection – Giving up Alcohol

My 2nd Sunshine Blogger Award

THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD I was thrilled to be nominated for a second award by Helen @helens_journey  I’ve only just begun to get acquainted with this phenomenal blogging community. This is a terrific way for bloggers to get to know one another better and to show support.  I started talking with Helen the night before she was going into the hospital for a Fibromyalgia treatment.  She was … Continue reading My 2nd Sunshine Blogger Award

Why I Write/Blog

As I was enjoying my Saturday morning cup of coffee and scrolling through my Facebook wall, I came across a blog post from WordPress called, “I Write Because…”    As I was reading what inspires other bloggers, it got me thinking why I write.  Why do I blog? Off and on throughout my whole life I have taken to pen and paper.  Usually I would write about … Continue reading Why I Write/Blog

In the Aftermath of a School Shooting

Not even two whole months have passed in 2018 and there have already been eight school shootings not including the horrific shooting at Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day. I’m not going to talk about why the young man in question was sold an automatic weapon, or how he suffers from mental illness. I want to discuss school safety. How safe are our schools? I … Continue reading In the Aftermath of a School Shooting

The Sunshine Blogger Nomination

    How surprised was I when I received a notification that I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award? I’m a fairly new blogger, so this was quite a big deal to me. Since getting involved with this community, the outpouring of support is amazing. I get to pay this support forward by nominating other fantastic bloggers for this award. Thank you for the … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Nomination