Archive for August, 2013

Johnny is coming home!

John is coming home tonight!  I have been rattling around in this big house, alone, for the last three weeks.  I have moved the kitchen furniture to the dining room, the dining room furniture to the kitchen.  I have painted the kitchen.  I have gotten the two sink faucets and the garden tub faucet replaced [...]

A Bucket Day.

I have been doing a lot of painting at my house.  I have not been in my backyard bucket in a few weeks.  When I went outside to vacuum the pool yesterday afternoon, I decided it was such a nice day, that I should be swimming in the pool. There are not many hot and [...]

Golf with Nelson Mandela.

I had a dream last night that Joe was playing golf with Nelson Mandela.  I was watching as the two of them were walking from hole to hole.  Joe seemed taller to me as he reached down to pick up his ball from the hole.  He was wearing a plain white shirt, jeans and no [...]

I have a dream.

Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King spoke his, now famous, “I have a dream” speech in Washington.  Take a moment to watch the video below.  Take a moment to say a prayer for Martin Luther King.  And, a prayer for all of those who are still judged because of the color of their skin. [...]

A fresh coat of paint.

There is something very fresh and new about paint.  For just $30 you can make a big change.  I spent yesterday painting a section of my kitchen.  It took me three coats, even with a primer, to cover the blue paint.  At this rate it is going to take me a long time to paint [...]

National Women’s Equality Day.

Today is National Women’s Equality day.  On August 26, 1920, women in the United States were granted the right to vote when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified. Women’s Equality day is a day proclaimed annually by the President of the United States to commemorate the granting of the vote to women [...]

Dimes from heaven.

Driving up the winding road to Seton Hill University, it is hard to believe that it is Sadie’s second year already.  Well, now, Sadie is safely settled in her room.  She had packed both of our SUVs herself.  She was organized and it did not take much time to get her unpacked.  She is on the [...]

Flying the coop.

John came home late last night.  Today we take Sadie back to Seton Hill for her sophomore year.  Someone asked me yesterday if I was sad that Sadie was going back to school.  She was surprised when I told her, no.  She tipped her head to one side and I could tell from the way that [...]

My name is Joey.

Yesterday, I was meeting a friend for lunch.  Parking spots in the lot next to the coffee shop are always in short supply.  As I started to pull into the lot, a car quickly cut in front of me and took the spot that was meant for me.  Really?  How rude. I drove around the [...]


I go bowling on Thursday mornings.  Today is our first day back since May.  I have been bowling since Joe was in preschool.  I am still not a good bowler.  Probably, never will be. I enjoy bowling because there is a wonderful group of women who bowl with me.  I enjoy their company.  It is [...]