It’s a “Grand” Life!

Welcome 2016!

Welcome 2016!

Are you as relieved as I am to have the holidays behind us? December was one of those “interesting” months for me–one of those “best of times, worst of times” kind of thing. It started off very difficult for me for reasons I won’t go into, but things changed mid-month when our granddaughter came to […]

Grandma's Cool Stuff

Grandma’s Cool Stuff

We were blessed yesterday to enjoy a brief visit from two of our grandchildren and their mom. What a joy it was to spend time doing simple things like tossing a tennis ball, blow bubbles, and just hang out. These are the things forever-memories are made of. Our grandson was enthralled with a solar-powered butterfly […]

Washing Dishes

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 […]

Solitude and Silence

Solitude and Silence

According to the media today is Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year and the day that heralds the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season. I have not even the slightest desire to venture out into the mayhem I expect we’ll see portrayed on the evening news tonight though I did […]

Wickedly Jealous

Wickedly Jealous

I saw you this morning and I couldn’t help but stare as you stood beside the back door of your car waiting. As I walked across the parking lot toward you I guessed at what you might be waiting for; I’ve seen that look before. I drew near and my assumption was confirmed as I watched […]

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