Archive for February, 2013


Happy President’s Day!  Abraham Lincoln is my favorite president.  I love quotes.  Many of my favorites come from Abe Lincoln.  Here are a few: “People are as happy as they make their mind up to be.” “Whatever you are, be a good one.” “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and [...]

A fresh coat of paint.

Now that I am back home, it is time for me to do a little painting.  Our bedroom, the family room and the kitchen all need a fresh coat.  New colors.  I love changing things.  I love to paint.  I am looking forward to these changes.  I’m looking forward to a new project. I won’t say [...]

A noisy mind.

Something I have noticed after spending a few weeks at the sea, is how quiet my mind has become.  Usually, after a day out in the world, interaction with friends, stories, words, images, songs I have heard, continue to play in my head. Even as I lie in bed, my mind continues processing all the input from my [...]

Somebody that I used to know.

The song, “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye, won Record of the Year at this year’s Grammy award.   I love that song.  I love singing it in the car with Sadie. I also love the PS22 chorus.  The PS22 Chorus is an elementary school chorus from Public School 22 in Graniteville, Staten Island, New York.  It is [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I am home!  John met me at the airport.  I just loved seeing him standing there, waiting for me to pass the security area.  I have not been away from him for this long in more than twenty-four years. I was back to reality as we walked, or should I say, slid to our car.  [...]

A grateful heart.

In the words of John Denver, “All my bags are packed, and I’m ready to go.””  Today, I will drive north to the Orlando Airport.  Hopefully, there will be a big metal bird waiting to fly me home to Pittsburgh.  It has been a wonderful two weeks with my mama.  Now, I am looking forward to getting home.  I do [...]

Crying in Publix.

I was standing in front of a store shelf.  I was deciding what flavor of Vitamin Water I wanted to buy, when I felt a gentle tug on the back of my shirt.  The store was somewhat crowded.  I knew there was someone behind be, but I had not been paying much attention to them.  [...]

For the birds.

Yesterday, I left the condo early in the morning.  I walked to the beach and placed my chair in the sand.  I was there about 10 minutes when a bird walked up to my chair.  He stood there a long time, just looking at me.    He would fly about, but minutes later, he returned.  A [...]

A prayer.

I have posted this before.  But, I think it is just what we all need on this Sunday morning. St. Theresa’s Prayer. May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May [...]

40th day.

It seems a little hard to believe.  Today is the 40th day of 2013.  It is February 9th already. Is it just me, or does time seem to be moving fast?  I have not been in Pittsburgh since January 30th.  The snow, ice and cold weather seem a world away to me now.  While I love [...]