Flying High

This Memorial Day weekend has flown by and it been filled with an assortment of blessings!

On Friday I drove back to Canada and back so I could pick up my new glasses and contact lenses from my optometrist. I’ve gone to the same optometrist for thirty-five years and I can’t bear the thought of trying to find a new one–even if it means I have to travel to a different country once a year to see him. (Do you remember that old movie called Same Time Next Year?! There’s a blog post coming one of these days. I can feel it.)

It might be time for me to switch from wearing contacts to glasses, at least some of the time. These are the new ones I just got–I love them! Not only do I like the way they look on me, I love the way the progressive lenses allow me to see things in the distance and close up at the same time. I’ve worn them all weekend and it’s been incredible! Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve been able to see the food on my plate clearly?! What a treat!

The visit to Canada also provided an opportunity to have a visit with my BFF. Time spent with her is like food for my soul…I guess you could say we enjoy having soul food together!

For Gerry’s last birthday I gave him a flight lesson and on Saturday he took it. The day couldn’t have been more perfect for flying!


We had an early-morning phone call on Saturday around 3:00am letting us know that our third grandchild had arrived! Welcome to the world Peyton Mae Sydney Hoye!

Yesterday, after finding out that our newest grandbaby was a girl, was a shopping day! What a treat to find out that all of the baby stores had Memorial Day sales going on!

Today has been a good day too. Gerry golfed this morning and I took advantage of the time to get some things done in the kitchen. How gratifying it was to putter around getting dinner in the slow cooker, another big batch of bananas in the dehydrator for the grands, and twelve jars of beans canned! It truly is the simple things that satisfy.

Today, I’ve been in the Woman Cave getting some things done and preparing for the official launch of Two Hearts: An Adoptee’s Journey Through Grief to Gratitude this Friday. In addition to some online housekeeping and responding to email I’ve been getting ready to go out on the road for my book blog tour. Throughout June I’ll be a guest on some special sites and giving away a book or two.

As always, I hope your weekend has been equally as special however you chose to spend it.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Hi Linda .. love the look of the glasses – and amazing that you could wear them all weekend – what bliss and see your food!

    Sounds like the trip back to Canada was a good move – visits, the plane trip .. then that magic phone call .. how delightful – congratulations to all the family ..

    Always amazes me that North Americans say canning in a glass jar!! They look delicious though ..

    Cheers Hilary

    1. I never even thought about how odd it is that we call preserving things in glass jars “canning”! I’m curious what you call it where you live….?

  2. Great glasses! I need to have my eyes checked and like the idea of transition lenses.

    You obviously have a lot of fun & notable things on your calendar. That new baby’s the best!

    Good luck on your tour.


  3. Sorry I’ve been away so long, Linda. Your glasses look great. I love Progressives. They do take a little getting used to but they’re so nice. Good luck with your upcoming book tour. I’ll have your post ready on Saturday.

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