Archive for October, 2013

Happy Halloween

Halloween has always been a big deal in our house.  John has always loved Halloween.  I took this photo last year.  With him I’m not sure if it is the costumes, or the candy.  What do you think? The kid’s always loved dressing up for Halloween.  I remember the year that Joe just HAD to be [...]

A Funeral Motorcade.

I was meeting a friend for lunch.  While driving to the coffee shop, I pulled up to the red traffic light.  In front of me was a car.  In front of the car, a truck.  As the light turned green I noticed the hearse and the limousine.  A funeral motorcade.  I inhaled and said a prayer for the [...]

A Christmas tree.

Last weekend John and I went to Lowe’s.  They had their Christmas trees and decorations on display.  Wow.  Christmas will be here before we know it.  Last summer, when we were in Denver, I fell in love with the Lodge Pole pine tree.  I had never seen that kind of tree, up close and personal, [...]

DIY! New porch lights for $5!

Since the time our house was first built twelve years ago, I have disliked our front porch lights.  I thought that the white lights were bland and blended in too much with the siding.  Boring. During a recent trip to Lowe’s I looked at the light fixtures.  Honestly, I didn’t “love” any of them.  The closest [...]

Mercury Retrograde.

I had a feeling that there must be a Mercury Retrograde going on right now.  Yep, I was right.  If you are unfamiliar with Mercury Retrograde, maybe the following article will help: You may have heard about the crazy days and bad luck that the Mercury Retrograde 2013 brings. Whether you believe or consider it [...]

National Make a Difference Day.

Today is national Make a Difference Day!  This day began in  1990 as a national day devoted to helping others by doing volunteer work in the community. The activity can be almost anything.  Today, millions of Americans will be pitching in and participating in community improvement projects.  Helping your community can be anything from helping with [...]


When I woke up this morning, John said to me, “Come here, look out the window.”  He was smiling so I knew it was a good thing, and, it was!  As I looked out at the houses on the streets below us, I saw that the roofs were covered in snow.  I love snow! I [...]


John bought me Elton John’s new CD, “The Diving Board”.  I have always liked Elton John.  The sound of his voice reminds me of my childhood.  Reminds me of St. Albert the Great School.  The first Elton song that I loved was Rocket Man. Piano music is so calming for me.  This CD has a [...]

How do you make people feel?

I recently heard this said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  I love that! When John coached Joe’s baseball team, when Joe was very young, he used to tell me something similar.  John said that when [...]

Simply lovely.

I watched this and it has stayed with me.  Take a moment to sit quietly in the music, and the beauty of the human spirit.  Have a lovely day.   <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>