I think it was the cocktails…

Saturday was not my best day and yet it got turned around in a lovely way. My benevolence/compassion/tolerance well was bone dry. In our never ending move we were trying to sell some things on Facebook Marketplace which is a challenge in patience and endurance. Lots of scammers, lots of people who flake on you.  […]

Wait..you did what before a big family event?

Yes I am afraid it is so.  I am being forced to create a set of family rules or dare I say commandments for the do’s and don’ts before a big family event. Okay it is mostly don’ts and it is mostly aimed at the males in our family but whatever. For unexplainable reasons these […]

I found my Father’s hat and…

I was repacking a box the other day making it more compact and trying to find room for other things  when I found my fathers hat and ….. I wasn’t prepared to be so overwhelmed with emotion. It was the hat he always wore. I put it on my head and instantly felt his presence […]

Here Paul jump in this box….

I thought I would never say this but I miss our Navy moves.  Wait what? Yup I miss them coming in and packing everything that wasn’t nailed down including the trash. Or the time they moved us out of base housing and tried to take the refrigerator which belonged to the Navy. It was still […]

Maybe I CAN time travel….

I walk down the wide brick paved walkway and look around. A familiar feeling washes over me. Much has changed and much is the same.  The buildings greet me with their familiar Jeffersonian beauty. The trees are taller, there are now benches to sit on and as I take in the beauty of this place […]

The Soft Edges of Peace at 2am

Oh sleep..you little stinker.  Couldn’t get enough of you when I was a teenager and often blissfully slept until 12 noon when I could. Pulled all nighters in college during exam week and now I wonder how I managed to take final exams at all. Youth and procrastination ruled my life. Longed for you when […]

Unobstructed Views from the Front Row of Life

We all have front rows seats each day to some of the most amazing things. It may not seem like it at the time, and often our view is blocked by all the everyday things that keep us from being present. These aren’t moments that go viral and may seem unimportant or so common that […]

I jumped off a cliff and so can you!

Well not really but it sure felt like it. It is true what they say.  That first step is a doozy. In May of 2021 I submitted a blog post to  Her View From Home and it was accepted for publication. Who knew hitting the send button on that one felt like jumping off a […]

Hanging out in my comfort zone

Honestly there is nothing better than hanging out in my comfort zone. For whatever reason the phrase or concept of “comfort zone” has gotten a bad rap. It has been characterized as a weak place to be, a place that is stagnant and no good for you. It’s as if it were a pool hall […]

Finding Comfort in the “in between”

We are in between houses.  We sold our beloved but much too large home in May and moved to a temporary house that is stacked with furniture and boxes as we wait for our new house to be ready. On any given day we utter these words many times, often in frustration: “I can’t find_____________ […]