Reflections on Life

Mom's Hands On Easter Morning

Mom’s Hands On Easter Morning

I stand in the kitchen on Easter morning preparing stuffing for the turkey I will roast later today. I use a simple recipe–not a recipe at all really–just a mixing of the same ingredients that my mom, and her mom before her, used. It’s been thirty years since I had stuffing prepared by my mom. Over the course […]

Beautiful Sunday

Beautiful Sunday

We woke early this morning as we usually do; some habits from our pre-retirement life remain. I’ve been an early-riser for much of my life and don’t expect that to change. The sun wasn’t even up as I rolled over toward the big picture window in our bedroom and looked out at the view that […]

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 […]

Merry Christmas

In the five years since I started my blog three weeks is by far the longest I’ve gone with out saying something. Many changes are on the horizon that I’ll share with you soon. Today, I’m sitting by the fire listening to Christmas carols and basking in the peace of my home. I’m also remembering years […]

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 […]

Veggie Tales

Veggie Tales

“What is this?” The fresh-faced checkout clerk holds the sweet potato and looks at me quizzically. Many people don’t know the difference between yams and sweet potatoes (Or what the grocery stores label as yams and sweet potatoes. I understand that they’re mislabelled everywhere and most of us don’t realize it.) so even seasoned checkout clerks […]