Archive for July, 2013

Go Buccos!

We spent seven hours at PNC Park yesterday. It was a double-header against John’s hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals.  It wasn’t enough that we were going to have 18 innings of baseball.  The first game went into extra innings.  The Pirates won in the 11th! Sadie is a true Pittsburgh Pirate’s fan.  She has [...]

A thoughtful gift.

I received a gift yesterday.  Sadie and our neighbor, Hannah, went shopping.  When they returned, Hannah had bought me this picture: She said that she loved that the branches had music notes on them.  That was one of the first things I noticed. Yesterday was not a good day for me.  This thoughtful gift came [...]


We often hear people telling us to ground ourselves, but we may not be sure what that means and how we might do it. Grounding ourselves is a way of bringing ourselves literally back to earth. Some of us are more prone than others to essentially leaving our bodies and not being firmly rooted in [...]


Life can often be busy and overwhelming.  We have joy and sorrow, sometimes, from moment to moment.  Our days start from the second we open our eyes.  Before our feet hit the floor our minds are already racing with the many things that we have to do that day.  Mental lists, hour by hour.  Our [...]


I saw this quote yesterday.  It came at just the right time for me. “Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all.” Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was a pretty unattached guy. The one [...]

Mountain time.

I woke up at 9:26.  Ugh.  My body is still on Mountain Time.  I love getting up early in the morning.  I love feeling like I have a lot of time each morning.  Since returning home from Colorado I cannot get adjusted to the time difference. I was not able to go to sleep last [...]

St. Christopher.

Today is the feast day of St. Christopher.  St. Christopher was always one of my “go to” saints when I was younger.  As a small child I remember my grandmother telling me that St. Christopher was the patron saint of protection from storms.  Well, given her fear of storms, I understand his popularity with grandma. St. Christopher is [...]

What kind of person are you?

There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path. There is no path to Love. Love is the path. There is no path to Peace. Peace is the path. -Dan Millman I just love that! There are three kinds of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch what happens, [...]

Rocky Mountain High.

Today is the day.  We are packing up and are returning to Pittsburgh.  No matter how much I enjoy a trip, I always love when it is time to return home.  We will be driving back to Denver this morning to catch our flight. In just one week we visited with family and shared many [...]


Yesterday morning everyone went horseback riding.  And, by everyone, I mean, everyone but me.  I dropped Sadie and John off at the top of a mountain, told them to have a great time, and then I drove down the hill to the town of Breckenridge. Breckenridge, (Breck, to those in the know), is a town with cute shops lining both [...]