The Rolls..we forgot the rolls!

I was working on a photo project and started looking for photos of the family cooking.  More specifically I was looking for photos of my Mom cooking.  As we prepared for Thanksgiving and looked for family recipes it suddenly occurred to me that this is the first Thanksgiving both my parents are gone. The many […]

Please Don’t Give This Away

I honestly do not like giving advice.  What works for me will probably not work for others. Also I don’t want to be that sanctimonious know it all that has all the answers because honestly I don’t.  I am muddling through life just like the rest of you hoping I am making the right decisions […]

Finding Joy, Letting go….

I opened my phone this morning and found this photo from my daughter of my granddaughter and her friend. An early morning ride as the sun rises.  Two young girls on their horses.  For me it just radiates joy and it got me to thinking about finding more joy and letting go of the things […]

I called and she picked up

I called and she picked up. I wasn’t sure if the number I had was her landline or her cell.  If it was her cell it was a gamble as she often lost it or it wasn’t charged so when she picked up I smiled. Several times I told her who I was but two […]

The Gift of Everyone’s Story

When my Dad was a boy he was rather introverted.  He much preferred to spend time with his dog and his duck. Yes a duck. My grandmother claimed this duck produced the tastiest eggs ever.  Never had a duck egg so guess I will take her word for it. In any case my father was […]

Answers to the questions you never asked

When Social Media was rather new there was a series of questions going around called something like “25 Things About Me” and you were suppose to create a list of 25 things that people might like to know about you. I never participated. Even then it seemed like a little much and  I wasn’t sure  […]

Grief and Covid are sneaky beasts

  Note:  This was written several months ago and I forgot to post it.  It is still true even though the immediate threat of Covid seems to have subsided and other big events have happened in my life. Grief caught up with me unexpectedly the other day in a most joyful event.  While I have […]

So I was just hanging there like a side of beef….

Yes I was just hanging there like a side of beef waiting to be rescued. Wait I am getting ahead of myself.  Have to give you a little background first. Of my many talents one of them seems to be hanging around by a tether from high places.  Once I did it upside down.  Well […]

Finding the Magic in just one word

Every year for the past 10 years or so, maybe longer, I have picked a word of the year.  They have ranged from Wonder, to Grace and Inspire.  Some words work better than others but they always end up serving me in one way or another. And then there are the words that just open […]

She was being brave and I missed it….

I was drying my hair the other day and thought I saw my first gray hair.  Oh the horrors.  Actually I laughed because I am overdue for one to show up and  several of my friends upon reading this are hating on me right now.  In my defense I can’t take credit for still having […]