Archive for May, 2013

Peace at the beach.

I need to buy two beach chairs this week.  We are going to Myrtle Beach in August and I want to get two NICE chairs.  Next week Sadie and I are going to Florida.  Girl’s trip.  I am excited for her to see the new condo and familiar swimming pool and beach.  It is going [...]

The wounded heart.

I just love this. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you [...]

Daddy’s time.

I walked into my mom’s house.  Sitting on the table was this group of watches. I knew right away that they belonged to my dad.  I asked my mom why she put the watches on the table.  She told me that she thought that I would want them.  She was right.  I sat with the [...]

Memory Lane.

Sadie and I were in the Southside the other day.  We decided to take a drive down memory lane.  Our first stop was Page’s Ice Cream on Carson Street. My dad liked ice cream.  He liked taking my kids to get a cone.  Next, we drove through Mt. Oliver.  We saw my grandparent’s house. The house [...]

Memorial day.

When I was small, Memorial day was a day that we visited the grave of my grandfather.  My dad would put flowers in the back of the station wagon and we would go to Mt. Oliver.  My parents referred to this day as Decoration day.  Named for the day that we decorated the grave.  That tradition still [...]

After Glow.

I opened my nightstand drawer this morning.  A prayer card, in memory of Joe, was the first thing I saw.  So, in honor of Memorial Day weekend, I am posting the poem that was written on the card. After Glow I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.  I’d like to leave [...]

Who’s bugging you?

I was talking with someone the other day.  They mentioned that the actions of someone that they knew drove them crazy.  Generally, the traits and actions that we like the least about someone else, are traits and actions that we, too, possess. I like the following quote: “When people bother you in any way, it [...]

Unplugged.

I stayed home yesterday.  Both John and Sadie were out of the house, working, all day.  I had the place to myself.  I cleaned, meditated, read my book and fretted about the storm.  I unplugged.  I never used to give myself permission to do that.  Even if I was at home, I had a plan.  A schedule.  [...]

$1,000 Seton-LaSalle High School “Kindness” Scholarship

I was anxious about going to Seton-LaSalle.  The weather forecast was “severe storms” with quarter sized hail.  It was beginning to rain and the skies were dark when we left the house.  It is no secret that I am not a fan of storms.  Normally, with that forecast, I would stay home.  But not last [...]

Sound of plastic wheels.

It is finally summer.  Okay, maybe we have a month until it is “official” but it feels like summer to me.  Last night the pool steps entered the water.  Pool water temperature is 80.  All good.  I love all of the seasons, but summer is my favorite. One of my favorite sounds of summer is the [...]