A sea of baskets.

Last night my good friend and neighbor, Michelle, came to my house. She is such a fantastic help to us every year. I just love her so much. She got to work quickly making up baskets for Joe’s dinner this Saturday. As I sat in the basement in a sea of kindness and cellophane, I [...]

St. Nicholas

Today is St. Nicholas day. This was taken St. Nicholas day in 2009. At that point my kids thought I was nuts, but humored me just the same. When I was a child we received apples or oranges and a small toy. It was less about what we got in the stocking and more about [...]

Chose Joy.

“When you chose joy, you feel good. When you feel good you do good. When you do good it reminds others of what joy feels like. And, it just might inspire them to do the same.” Chose Joy.

National Cookie day.

  Today is National Cookie Day. Some of my favorite memories of time spent with my kids were baking cookies together. We all have so many commitments and events in the upcoming weeks. If you have the chance, take a little time to stop and bake cookies with the important people in your life. Happy [...]

Joe Kimutis.

John and I drove past Our Lady of Grace School yesterday. I took this photo. It still takes my breath away to see my son’s name in this way. This sign is so personal to me, that reading the words caught like a bone in my throat. Generally, things are very formal when it comes [...]


It is December. It is the month of giving. With that in mind I want to share my favorite poet’s thoughts on the subject. “On Giving” By Khalil Gibran (From The Prophet) Then said a rich man, “Speak to us of Giving.” And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. [...]


Today is December 1st. One month remaining in 2016. Wow. This year flew by for me. The next few weeks are hectic, stressful and, if you are lucky, joyful. Be kind to yourself as you navigate your way through December. Remember to take time for yourself. Sit quietly. Give thanks. Have a grateful heart. If [...]

Christmas magic.

This is a wonderful video. A little Christmas magic.   wuz2ILq4UeA Happy Wednesday!

All is well.

Some days all you can do is put one foot in front of the other. Other days you can be jump out of bed and hit the ground running. Whatever kind of day you are having today, I hope there is peace in your heart. All is well.    

The cozy coupe.

I saw this photo on Facebook. I just loved it. It brought back so many memories of the cozy coupe. We owned two of them. When Joe was a little guy I babysit two other little boys. Joe loved having his pals come over to play every day. Those boys would ride those cars for [...]