Archive for September, 2012

Homecoming weekend at Seton Hill.

Yesterday, John and I went to see Sadie at Seton Hill.  It was homecoming weekend.  I was excited to visit Sadie.  I made her peanut butter and chocolate chip muffins.  I bought her new boots.  Taking Sadie surprises is very fun for me. Seton Hill is a great school.  The campus looks like a scene from [...]

Acceptance Prayer

I think it would be a wonderful thing if we all could accept who we are, where we are.  I really like the following prayer. I accept myself completely. I accept my strengths and my weaknesses, my gifts and my shortcomings, my good points and my faults. I accept myself completely as a human being. [...]

Two kinds of people.

I have had a lot of time to think lately.  I have decided that there are really only two kinds of people on the earth.  People who bring you energy or people who take your energy away.  I love spending time with people who bring me energy.  People who make life a bit lighter, just by [...]

My interest in Pinterest.

I LOVE Pinterest.  I love all things crafty.  All things creative.  All decorating ideas.  Genius.  The other day I made this fall decoration.  When I was buying the beans for this, John was with me at the grocery store.  He said to me, “What are you going to do with those beans?  I know you’re [...]

The Empty Nest

John sent me the following article that he received from The Pacific Institute.    There are SO many of us sending our children to college, so I wanted to post it. John simply wrote, “What is next for us.” After what seems like a lifetime, the constant background noise of your teen and their friends is gone, [...]

Broken Toes. :(

I went back to my orthopedic doctor yesterday.   I already knew what he was going to say, but I was hoping for a quick fix. On the third day of my seven day cruise it happened.  I was sitting on the side of the swimming pool, enjoying the sun.  It was hot.  Without thinking too [...]

Steeler apparel.

Before I went on vacation, my sister thought it was a good idea that I get a Steeler shirt.  They would be broadcasting the Steeler game on the cruise ship.  I should be dressed to “represent.” I bought my first Steeler shirt, ever.  Unless you count one I may, or may not have had in [...]

To Let Go.

A friend of mine sent me the following prayer.  It applies to me.  I wanted to share it with all of you. To Let Go   To let go doesn’t mean to stop caring; It means I can’t do it for someone else. To let go is not to cut myself off… It’s the realization [...]

So long summer.

Summer is over.  The autumn equinox is upon us.  It is time to put the lid on my bucket.  On the autumn equinox, day and night are of equal length.  Balance.  One more quarter remains in the year. The first quarter of this year was emotional for me.  I watched my dad slip slowly from [...]

They’re coming home.

I woke up to the sound of a text from John. “Are you up?”  He was at his gate, about to board his plane to return to Pin Oak Drive. Shortly after that, I received a text from Sadie.  “You up?”  I am going to see her today.  I really miss that girl.  She is done classes [...]