It’s a “Grand” Life!

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 […]

Time Out

Time Out

Gerry and I have been on vacation for the past eight days. We traveled back to Canada at the beginning of our time off to spend some time with kids and one special granddaughter. Good company, good weather, and great food: my son is an awesome cook and feeds us well when we visit. On our […]

MIA

MIA

Well, I’m not really missing in action but I’ve fallen off of my regular posting schedule due to two things: my trip to Cleveland to present at the American Adoption Congress conference and, after being home only two days, a trip to the happiest place on earth for me, to visit my grandchildren. I’ll resume […]

On Vacation

On Vacation

For a number of years Gerry and I were blessed to be able to take a winter vacation and escape to the sunshine. Then, four years ago something happened that put a stop to our tropical getaways. A grandson. Followed, six months later, by a granddaughter. It’s true what they say: a baby changes everything. […]