• Aging
  • Saturday, February 11, 2017

    “I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.” ~ Avery Sawyer, Notes to Self I must be a very interesting person this week. I suppose, looking on the bright side, that it’s been delightful to snag all these extra reading hours. Last night, again, I was awake before 3am. knowing sleep wasn’t […]

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  • Friday, January 27, 2017

    “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” ~ William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice Today is my birthday. Yesterday, Gerry mentioned the fact to his 96-year-old mom who is, of course, struggling with the swift decline in her husband. For a moment her eyes brightened, her lips turned up in a smile, and she […]

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  • Sunday, January 22, 2017

    “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ~ Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer I After church we will travel a short way to spend more time with Gerry’s parents. His dad, […]

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  • Monday, September 19, 2016

    “You feel fine, and then, when your body can’t keep fighting, you don’t.” ~ Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember “By morning I was worn out. My limbs felt heavy as wood, my head cottony. I might’ve felt better if I hadn’t slept at all.” ~ Ransom Riggs, Hollow City I don’t talk about it […]

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  • Happy Anniversary, Gerry

    Fifteen years ago today, on a sunny April morning, Gerry and I were married. It was a small and simple ceremony, at that even larger than I would have chosen had it been up to me alone. My soon-to-be husband was of the mind that we needed to mark the occasion with a celebration, though. He […]

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  • A Disturbing Trend

    I don’t remember how old I was the first time someone in a store called me ma’am. I do know that I was young enough to be horrified as I didn’t feel anywhere near old enough to be deserving of that moniker. Funny, isn’t it, how we can’t wait to get older and then at […]

  • A "Grand" Life!
  • Washing Dishes

    I spent this morning unpacking, washing, and putting away my mother’s American Beauty china. It was a meditative time as I stood at the kitchen sink gently washing, rinsing, and drying each dish. Remembering. Mom kept her treasured china in a cabinet and brought it out only for special occasions like birthdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas or when friends […]