Stress test.

I’m having a cardiac stress test this morning. I am stressing about it. Ugh. I’d accept any prayers that you send my way. Now, off to hospital. Have a great day.  

Conversation with Joe.

I woke up this morning really wanting to have a conversation with my son, Joe. The last conversation I had with him was nearly six years ago. That seems crazy to me right now. I miss talking with him. I miss it a lot. I would do just about anything for a few more minutes [...]

Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech August 28 1963 I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation [...]

Declutter day.

I have nothing I have to do today. Nothing. Yesterday was the same. I did’t leave the house yesterday and I am not leaving the house again today. I continue to clean drawers and remove the clutter from my life. My goal is to get rid of everything that does not serve me. I am [...]

New look in the living room.

We finished painting the living room! The new curtains are hung. The two “new” mid-century (fancy word for old tables from the 50′s) from Craigslist look great. We moved the red cabinet from the dining room. I love moving furniture from room to room. And, by I, I mean John. Last weekend, when we were [...]

Birthmothers.

It has been a week since we made a fast weekend trip to Houston. About six weeks ago we received the information that Sadie and her sister Colleen’s birthmother is having some health problems. While no one wants to hear that someone they care about has health issues, it was the motivation that was needed [...]

Asking for your prayers.

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Sunday morning I received a text from my niece letting me know that her sixteen month old niece had passed away overnight. Wow. I immediately felt that catch in my throat as my eyes filled with tears. Awful news. Last week, when I was painting [...]

Keep rolling.

Today I am going to paint my living room. I am on a roll. It shouldn’t take me too long since one wall is built-in shelves and two are large open doorways. I will be painting the baseboards and crown molding so, there is that. I love the feeling of dipping the paint roller in [...]

Thoughts on grief.

My very wise friend shared this on Facebook yesterday. It is exactly how I feel about grief. I wanted to share it with all of you. You Can Survive The Torture Of Big Grief Posted: 08/08/2016 9:01 am EDT  Updated: 08/08/2016 9:59 am EDT We are hard-wired for connection and when a meaningful connection is severed, be it [...]

Being fully present.

I saw this article and it felt good in my mind. This weekend I was fully present. I will talk more about that tomorrow, but for now, I wanted to share this with you. Being Fully Present BY MADISYN TAYLOR  When we live fully in the moment there is an aliveness that comes easily. When we [...]