Facing the Day Ahead

Have you ever woken up suddenly from a really great sleep and wondered why the heck you’re awake? I did last night. I was sleeping wonderfully when a sudden coughing fit and dryness in my throat woke me from a beautiful sleep. Ugh… that’s annoying. But since I was alert and alive my brain clicked … Continue reading

Come On Out and Play – #FMF

It’s Friday and time to link up with our friends at #FiveMinuteFriday.  This is when we write on the same word prompt for five minutes, no over-thinking or editing just simple writing and linking-up together.  Join us with your own thoughts here.  Our word prompt today: PLAY GO Having a play day in the middle of the week throws … Continue reading

Happy Independence Day

I echo Matthew’s first words uttered today, “Happy Independence Day!” This ranks in the top 5 holidays for me. I love Christmas because of the significance of the event and because I’m a gift’s person. I love to wrap up and plan special gifts for those I love.  The tree and decorating are always magical along with hot cocoa by the fire. Of course … Continue reading

When a Mouse in the Driveway Pulled Us Away

As we climbed out of the van I turned towards my son, “Here, Matt, carry this stuff.” We were unloading the van and trying to make it all in one trip.  Matthew just had a few small things to carry. “I can’t carry all that!” “Yes, you can — carry the small tote on the bottom, … Continue reading

Graduation and Stuff of Life

It’s been a whirlwind of activity here on the home front these last few weeks. From redecorating our mudroom to our daughter’s graduation, it’s been a lot of busy. It’s quieting down now so I’m getting back to this space. I’m learning when it’s crazy in life this place is the first to go.  I’m not sure if that’s a good thing, … Continue reading

Mother’s Day On the Hard Days

This Mother’s Day seems to be harder than the last few years. My mother has been in heaven for 14 years. Fourteen years without her. Some days are harder and some are easier. Last year at this time I barely had time to think of her or the days since she’s been gone. We were closing on … Continue reading