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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

I met a woman….

As many of you know I was honored to be published in the book ” So God Made a Mother” which officially releases TODAY ( April 18th) I traveled to Omaha, Nebraska to celebrate the book launch with many of the other contributors.  Words cannot describe the energy, the love and the camaraderie that filled […]

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 […]

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 […]

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_____________ […]

These aren’t just hats…

The variety and number of hats took me by surprise.  Mostly soft yellows, greens, blues and pinks. There were also bright neon colors and dark blues and grays.  There were a few adult hats but mostly hats meant to fit tiny newborn heads. The consistency of the stitches soothed me visually and the softness of […]