“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina I’ve been awake since three; it’s going to be a long day. Rain is likely, I can’t complain as we’ve enjoyed a couple of stellar sunshiny days. Gerry, Maya, and I will travel to spend some time with Gerry’s mom. Later, I’ll […]
“Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth I wake weary. Sleep came late, waking early, and I am tired as I sit here in the dark contemplating the day to come. I’m thinking about a project I’m toying with, but my tired mind struggles with the possibility. I think today I will not do; I’ll […]
“I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least.” ~ Bob Newhart Gerry heads off to an early morning men’s meeting and I settle into silence and a cup of milky coffee with just the right amount of froth on top. I’m looking forward to spending a copious amount of time in […]
“Despite March’s windy reputation, winter isn’t really blown away; it is washed away. It flows down all the hills, goes swirling down the valleys and spills out to sea. Like so many of this earth’s elements, winter itself is soluble in water.” ~”Washing Winter Away,” The New York Times, 1964 March 17th Just when I […]
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol The laughter of my grandchildren. The beautiful prairie. All is well.
“We think sometimes we’re only drawn to the good, but we’re actually drawn to the authentic. We like people who are real more than those who hide their true selves under layers of artificial niceties.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Life Lessons I am losing–no, I’ve lost–patience with nonsense. It’s making me cranky, and the fact that I’m […]
“Mistakes are proof that you’re trying.” ~Ernest Hemingway The message in church yesterday spoke to me: it was about worry. Later, good conversation with Gerry and a better night’s sleep solidified my intention to handle life differently this week. The concerns for friends, family, and those I don’t know but whom God has burdened me […]
“This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.” ~ Maya Angelou Lately I feel the weight of life heavy and remind myself this morning that these next twenty-four hours will be wonder filled if I chose to see them that way. Yesterday morning I saw the first crocus in my flower garden […]