Lazy Sunday.

Well, the snow and ice were delivered with a bang during the night. Looks like a day of staying inside. I haven’t been going out all that much anyway, so, it’s really just more of the same. Today is a good day to bake some chocolate chip cookies. Nothing to do and no where to [...]


I am sick on the couch again today. Bronchitis. I have no energy and am very tired. I am anxious to get moving on the things I want to start in 2019. Patience. I am learning the lesson of being still while I heal.

A new year.

It is hard to believe that it is mid January already. It was nice to leave Pittsburgh just after the new year. My sister and I enjoyed a week together in Punta Cana. The weather while we were away was wonderful. Today I am back in Pittsburgh and on the couch with a cough and [...]

Punta Cana.

It is early, or late, by some standards. My sister and I are heading to the airport soon. We are traveling to Punta Cana today. We will spend the next week with our feet in the sand and our faces in the sun. I have never been to Punta Cana. I am looking forward to [...]

A new year.

Well, it is a new year. Christmas is over and is packed away again in the attic. This year has the potential to be the best year yet. We can’t always change our situations but we can change how we react to them. It is said that we are what we think. I am thinking [...]

An awesome day!

We woke early yesterday. Sadie arrived and we heated the oven. The day before, Sadie and I cooked all day. The soundtrack for “Love the Coopers” was playing on a loop. By 11:30 our house smelled like breakfast and Christmas candles. Before we knew it there were kids everywhere. A dozen to be exact. Here’s [...]

Tischler Christmas

Today is our Tischler Christmas. My sister, brother and their families are coming for brunch. Seventeen adults and 12 kids. I’m excited. I miss the days of all of us getting together with my parents on Lechner Lane. It is hard to believe that 10 of these kids weren’t even born when my dad was [...]

The season.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and/or a Happy Hanukkah. John and I travelled to St. Louis and visited with John’s mama, sister and extended family. It was so nice seeing people that we don’t often get to visit. I hope that you found this season magical and that you are hopeful for [...]

Happy Holidays.

Today, we are heading to grandma’s house in St. Louis. We will be spending the next few days with John’s mama. I’m trying not to think about how today is one of the busiest travel days of the year. With that in mind, we are flying back home on Christmas day. When everyone is sitting [...]

My mama.

I didn’t want to miss posting about my mama, who would have turned 88 the other day. It seems a bit odd to see that in print. My favorite lady was born in the big yellow house at 606 Bower Hill Road. She was one solid lady.  She was breastfeeding babies and working outside the [...]