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A family milestone done and more to come!
Monday, December 05, 2016      13 comments

What a family affair. Lucas got to pour the holy water on his sister's head and Ben got to wipe her down! All the while Caroline giggled at the deac... Read more
Almost another year gone and piling up some good things
Sunday, December 04, 2016      12 comments

It's December 4 already, for cryin' out loud! What happened to 2016? For those of you who are in my age group, remember reading "1984" in the '60's and thinking OMG, that's so far into the future, Big Brother and all that and what will it be ... Read more
Still scratching my head over cardiology visit. Empathy and absolution.
Friday, December 02, 2016      15 comments

For multiple reasons I've seen the same cardiologist every 6-12 months since I was 30. Obviously it's all stuff I can live with and live well. For the past 16 years I've heard the same thing. Keep your weight in control; loose a few pounds; d... Read more
Bonus blog on my December goal.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      10 comments

Short and sweet. I am here and so are all of you. A year ago my DD1 was struggling to keep the bun in the oven. DH was struggling to stay on the planet. I was struggling to keep it all together. This month I celebrate my granddaught... Read more
Every morning I feel on the verge of breakthrough. Then I break.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      12 comments

Yesterday I drank my morning cup and pondered how wonderful my day would be. Thought profound thoughts. I'd be in control. You can't control the things around you, only your response to them! I had an epic fail late in the day. I ventur... Read more
Deep thoughts and brushing off flies
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      13 comments

As a kid I could sit for hours on this bridge and think all day, occasionally brushing off the biting flies. In my adult years this would be a place ... Read more
Thankfulness, family and friends.
Saturday, November 26, 2016      13 comments

I am thankful. I have few pictures but many memories. One of them is sitting in my glider, holding a very snuggly and babbling Caroline, while her mom sang songs for Ben who was dancing in his Paw Patrol undies. Another is listening to DH ... Read more
Musings on kitchen victories.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      10 comments

My cranberry/jalapeno/orange relish is cooling and it's 6am. It has less sugar than last year, a bit more fresh-squeezed orange juice and the addition of cloves. I end up eating it because most of my family doesn't like cranberries. Might as wel... Read more
Taking DH on a plane. Whoa, boy!
Sunday, November 20, 2016      12 comments

I reached for some normality in my abnormal world. me- We are going on vacation. I need my sunshine and a cousin visit. him- Ok me- We fly to Orlando then I'll drive to the coast. 70 miles. Can you handle the day? him- I think so. ... Read more
Pictures of the vultures; for the inquisitive.
Saturday, November 19, 2016      12 comments

I counted about 80 tonight and listened to the branches cracking on the trees. It is simply awesome. It's dark when they roost so it's hard to get ... Read more
Circling buzzards! Nature observation heralding season change.
Thursday, November 17, 2016      12 comments

Nothing wrong here it's the usual winter travel of the local vultures (turkey buzzards). Recently I saw a flock of about 40 at a deer carcass. They appeared to be lined up in a loose group, waiting their turn at the buffet while 3 or 4 feaste... Read more
Starting my Rx for courage. Long
Monday, November 14, 2016      14 comments

This blog is from me to myself but you're welcome to come along to the self-therapy. I'm not quite sure how to wrap my arms around my own issues. I considered myself very grounded, a solid performer and a reasonable person. I have caved in ... Read more
Beautiful sky
Sunday, November 13, 2016      10 comments

I thought my neighbor's motion light was stuck on. The light coming around the edge of the curtains and also into the skylight was intense. Nope. A perfectly clear night and a very bright moon casting shadows under the leafless trees. I... Read more
Moment of awe from the hands of man.
Saturday, November 12, 2016      15 comments

I cannot explain the perfect alignment of yesterday's experience so there must be some karma involved to cheer me up. ... Read more
The 11th day at the 11th hour.
Friday, November 11, 2016      7 comments

It is an honor to be an American and to be protected by our men and women in the armed services. I am old enough to have lost friends in the Vietnam war, listened to war stories at the kitchen table with my WWII veteran relatives and watched my ... Read more

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