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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Welcome Fall !!!


This is the time of the year I wait for ...

The warm, colors, delicious comfort food. football season, and sweater weather that brings in cool, crisp air!

These photos (above) were taken on my day off, at a pond not far from where I live. This is where I go to clear my mind. I have visited this pond for many years now, always anticipating my next visit!

Where do you escape to find answers? I would love to hear back from you!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Newly Sharpened Pencils ...

You've Got Mail Throwback ...

After viewing so many posts of friends and families children heading back to school ... It brought me back to the movie You've Got Mail and certain lines that I so enjoyed!

I have to say after all these years, I can still watch You've Got Mail and smile for a full two hours. It is one of those movies that I return to often and it does not take long to remember why. Nora Ephron had a way with her writing, casting and bringing us back to the special connections we make.

I came across this image while surfing google images and remembered how much I loved this line in the movie, "I Would Send You A Bouquet Of Newly Sharpened Pencils If I Knew Your Name & Address" ~Joe Fox (Tom Hanks). Just one of so many incredible lines spoken in this film.

Do you have a favorite line in this movie? I would love to hear back from you ...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Autumn Awaits

My Original Photography


Sitting here 
Taking in thoughts 
Knowing what matters
Where my heart needs to be
A new season awaits
My favorite of all 
Staying grounded 
Asking for strength
Finding my way 
Remembering where I came from 
Awaiting a New Year 
Anxious to see what it has to offer 

Kristine Dubuque Ortega

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Year Of Yes ... Thanks, Shonda!

This is the book I have been reading. Before my work days starts, and on breaks in between.

I have thoroughly enjoyed each word and each chapter. Shonda, as many of you know is the television producer, writer and screenwriter of  Thursday Night Shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Scandal & How To Get Away With Murder.

Her Words Have Inspired Me!

She grew up simple, had awkward moments along the way and rose to become a strong confident woman. Her strength pushes me to become a stronger version of myself. Her words resonate in a way others have not.

Perhaps "My Year Of Yes" will be the upcoming one ...
How about yours?


Sunday, June 26, 2016


Original Photography by Kristine


As I sat
Thoughts of days gone by
Have I made the wrong choice?
Did I muddy the waters,
and disrupt the natural flow
Should I have been more patient
Or was the timing right?
Feeling lost
I gathered my worry
and continued on
In hopes of a sign
One that would be so bright,
there would be no mistaking it
Wanting more
Or needing less
A fine line
That lingers in the air
Slowing disappearing
Until tomorrow
The next day
And the day after that

Kristine Dubuque Ortega

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Moving In Slow Motion ...

My Original Photography 


Watching myself from above
Many lessons to learn
Accept others opinions
Get a hold of my emotions
Stay open to attraction 
Show up in my life
Moving in slow motion
Listen to my heart
Follow my own beat
Believe in myself
Trust in what I do know
Remain strong willed
Swaying to the music
Leaving the rest to chance

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day ...

Photo found on PinTerest 

Later In Life ... 

We Appreciate The ... 
Accordion Lessons
Help with Homework 
Cheer Leading Practices
Orthodontic Appointments
Baseball Games
Halloween Costumes
Three Course Meals
Free Hugs
Basketball Practices
Homemade Soup
Shopping Trips
Science Projects
Taxi Rides 
Three Meals a Day
Clean Laundry 
Snacks on Request 
A Full Refrigerator 
A Clean House
Great Coffee
An Ear To Listen 
The Best Advice 
Never a Complaint 

Happy Mother's Day, Mom 
I Love You 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Throwback Thursday ...

Who remembers this ad?

 My Dad was a member all those years ago. I remember him saying, "Pick an album you like". A phrase that will never be uttered in any modern day household today. I remember my small finger following down the musicians and album titles to choose from, in my tenth year of life. Yes, I came across Eddie Rabbit's, I Love A Rainy Night (with the album titled with the same name). Perhaps this is where my Country Rock / Country Pop attraction began. I remember the excitement when a thin square box held the mailbox cover open. My Dad handed it to me saying, "This is yours". I remember going into the living room and setting up my Dad's compact record player. I flipped open the paddle locks, found an outlet for power, took off the cellophane and placed the vinyl down. Turned the power on and placed the needle to hear my music choice. When he began to sing I knew I had made a good choice. I am unsure why this moment stands out to me, but I do believe it was only the beginning of a life that would always include the love of good music!