If I slow down..I find them

I look out the window knowing what I will see.  The beach, the ocean. I hear it before I see it and the salty air surrounds me when I step out on the deck. The weather is perfect considering it is January and we aren’t that far south.   It teases me with warm sunshine followed […]

Oh Mom, how I wanted those white sandals

Funny how distant memories pop up when you least expect it.  This one caught me by surprise. We had just moved to Virginia . We hadn’t even moved into our house.  The driver of our moving truck tied one on and ended up in jail for a few days as did all of our belongings.  […]

The Dog ate my Taxes

The newest version of our dog ate my homework. Paul and I (mostly Paul) had the dubious honor of shredding over 30 years of my fathers financial papers and other records. Oh the things we found.  🙂 My Dad was a smart guy. He was also very social despite being shy as a kid.  He […]

When I slow down I see angels….

There are angels walking around everywhere brilliantly disguised as human beings. I know this because I have encountered quite a few in the last few years and five or more last Friday. Often their only job is to make people smile, uplift spirits and remind us all there are so many good people in this […]

Well this surprised me…

I am surprised I decided to write about this because a few years ago I would have never even considered the idea.  As a matter of fact I probably would have said “Ewww, who does that”. Yet as my life experiences multiply I have come to realize that guess what, it might acutally be a […]

Let it go and keep laughing

Ok I am officially losing it. Well maybe.  This is the second time I have come to the beach and forgotten my swimsuit after reminding Paul to bring his like 1,000 times and he forgot his as well. We are a pair. Talk about opposites attracting.  We are the classic example. He is organized, number […]

The Suprising Sounds of Summer

The sound caught me by surprise. Wood against wood with a familiar thwack. It unearthed a long forgotten sweet memory of hot summer days, in and out of the screen door, melting popsicles, cousins, the coolness of the stone basement and unending hours of exploring my grandparents farm. No worries, no computers, no responsibilities. Just […]

The Blessings Of Grief

I’m guessing that not many people would put the words blessings and grief together but I could see no other way. Also I promised myself I would not write one more sad post about grief and losing people that I love but……hang in here with me, I promise this is more about joy than it […]

Traveling with me is such a joy…maybe not

We are currently on a mini vacation or not depending on when this gets posted. 🙂 My favorite part of traveling is arriving.  My not so favorite part is packing and getting the house ready for our departure. I am always amazed how opposites attract and this certainly applies to Paul and me when we […]

How Did She do it? She just did :)

I’m not sure how she did it but she did.  My friend Susan managed to spread her sparkle of joy wherever she went and with whoever she met. Her tagline, motto, actually her whole essence was “Choose Joy, Bless Others” and that she did every single day! She also believed that “Until Further Notice Celebrate […]