Archive for September, 2014


The shutters are finally painted! Ugh! I love to paint, but my enthusiasm was waning by the time I got to shutter ten. The retro avocado I first tried on two of the shutters, well, was even too bright for me. No need to let everyone driving by the house know that a crazy lady [...]

Columbiana, Ohio

Friday was a beautiful day for a drive. I knew that I was going to be very busy this week, so last Friday I hopped in my car and drove west to Columbiana, Ohio. The drive was lovely and uneventful. I listened to Sirius radio, sang at the top of my lungs and prayed. I was [...]

Good Neighbor Day.

Today is National Good Neighbor day. It is a blessing to have good neighbors, and even a greater thing to be a good neighbor. When John and I moved to Pin Oak thirteen years ago we had no idea that we would meet and love so many wonderful people who we now consider part of [...]


Last night, I spent some time with a mama. Her two boys ages two and five, were crawling on her like a jungle gym. They were in their pajamas and were the sweetest little things I have seen in a while. The tug on my heart strings was quite strong to say the least. Their [...]

In the end.

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you have loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” Budda I love that. I’m going to think about that today. Happy Friday.

Old friend.

By chance, I saw an old friend of mine last night. We had not seen each other in at least fifteen years. It was so nice catching up with each other’s lives. It reminded me of a Simon and Garfunkel song Old Friends. “Old friends sat on a park bench like bookends. Can you imagine [...]

New computer.

After seven years of using this laptop it is time to put it to rest. It no longer has the cut/paste function, has the speed of a dial up network and the list goes on. It also weighs a lot. That might not seem important, but I find myself lugging that thing on my shoulder through an [...]

Fall has arrived!

Autumn is here! I have to say, I truly love this time of year. I love watching the trees and their colors change right outside my window. I love pumpkins (although I do NOT like anything from pumpkin pancakes to Starbucks pumpkin spice coffee). I love sweaters and cool nights. We always had a tradition [...]

Feng Shui and your front door.

Well, I did it. I painted the front door purple. As you may know the color purple is very dear to me. It was Joe’s favorite color and he wore it often. I can’t see the color purple without thinking of my boy. When I chose purple for the front door, it really had nothing [...]

The Pit.

Years ago, John and Joe built a fire pit in our backyard. Last night, we placed chairs around the fire, I bought soft pretzels, made some caramel corn and my neighbor brought the s’mores. We sipped drinks and talked. I love spending time with my neighbors. It won’t be long until we are all stuck in [...]