Archive for January, 2014

Inspire your Heart with Art.

Today is National Inspire your Heart with Art day.  What do you have on your walls?  Homemade art inspires my heart.  My walls are covered in drawings, paintings and photographs made by the people that I love. I have three drawings that my dad made back in 1938, when he was only 13.  I just [...]

A great sign.

I am SO happy to report that Johnny’s surgery went smooth like butter!  Fortunately, they are letting him come home today! I was driving and, as I often do, I was talking with Joe.  Asking him to watch over his dad.  Up ahead I could see a traffic light turn green.  Two of the three cars [...]

Prayers for Johnny.

John and I were up early yesterday.  It was dark as we drove to Shadyside Hospital. The thermostat in his car said -7.   A tiny sliver of the moon was visible in the clear sky.  I was nervous.  Silently I talked to Joe.  Asked him to be with his dad.  Watch over him and help to [...]

Prayers for my guy.

It is super early.  All the schools are closed today.  I will not be using my snow day mug.  John and I will be leaving the house any minute. Johnny is going to spend the next few days in Shadyside Hospital.  He needs to be there at 7:00 this morning, and he is having surgery [...]

More of the same.

I woke up this morning to the sound of metal hitting the front of the house.  On the news this morning, the weatherman said that the winds were up to 40 mph.  Yep, that sounds about right.  The wind has managed to pull a piece of trim, that was placed around the windows last summer, [...]

One day at a time.

“Pick the day.  Enjoy it – to the hilt.  The day as it comes.  People as they come.  The past, I think, has helped me to appreciate, and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.” Audrey Hepburn Good advice.  I tend to fret.  I will say that since January [...]

Joe and Jesus.

I am constantly talking to Joe. Lately, I have been asking, “Joe, what are you doing now?” It is my belief that in Heaven, we continue to learn lessons and work on our soul development. I imagine that Joe is able to spend time with my dad.  I have a level of comfort in knowing [...]


“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens .” Khalil Gibran He was one smart cookie.  

Stay warm.

I just saw on the news that 35 percent of the country is covered in snow.  The weatherman is showing a photo of downtown Pittsburgh.  There is ice on all three of the rivers.  His words, “Brace yourself for another arctic blast.” We did see a sky filled with sunshine the other day.  I don’t [...]

My bird must fly.

The sky is bright blue and the sun is rising boldly over the hill.  Sunshine is pouring in all of the windows across the back of my house.  It is so lovely.  Okay, I can’t have everything.  The outdoor thermometer shows that the temperature is -4, and that is without the wind chill.  BUT, it [...]