Archive for December, 2014


It is hard to believe that 2014 is nearly behind us. One of my new year’s resolutions for this year was to worry less. I would say that I did a fair job of that. Some of my other resolutions, well, not so much. The great thing is that a clean slate begins tomorrow. I [...]

Auld Lang Syne

I don’t know what it is about the song, Auld Lang Syne, but hearing it makes me feel very reflective and a bit sentimental. I never knew what the heck the words meant, but I have always loved this song. If you haven’t heard James Taylor’s version, it is beautiful. So, what is the meaning [...]


I love getting and giving homemade gifts. This year I gave John an ornament with our home painted on it. I gave one to my sister of her home as well. In past years I have gotten everyone in my family and John’s family ornaments of my parent’s house and John’s parent’s house. I love [...]

A little note.

Recently I was cleaning out a box of papers. There among the old bill receipts and insurance papers I found this. I initially thought it was from Sadie. She is the child who was always writing me little notes. I was surprised when I opened it and saw that it was from Joe. I love, [...]

Spontaneous singing.

This video moved me to tears. I believe that the world would have a lot less fighting and hatred, if there was more spontaneous singing. Have a wonderful day! All is well.

Christmas Hangover.

I don’t know about all of you, but I have a Christmas hangover. The boxes are open, cookies eaten, good cheer spread. I’m exhausted. We started having Joe’s spaghetti dinner in December for two reasons: 1) All the kids are home from college and able to attend, and 2) Planning the dinner took our minds [...]

A Christmas visit from Joe.

I woke up at one o’clock and I was wide awake. Ugh. I hate when that happens. After more than two hours of playing senseless games on my computer, I went back to bed. As I pulled the covers up to my shoulders I began talking to my son, Joe. It has been some time [...]


It is Christmas eve. I always think of my grandmothers on Christmas eve morning.  It was twenty-nine years ago tomorrow that my maternal grandmother passed.  Just one year later, my other grandma left on Christmas eve. Grandma’s are such special people. I love watching my sister with her grand babies. (me, with my brother and my maternal grandma) [...]

For the birds.

Last week, John asked me to go outside on the deck in the back of our house. When I saw the sky I ran for my camera. I love birds and consider them a good omen. As I stood taking photos I thought of my blog from that morning. That morning I spoke of miracles. [...]


I spent yesterday counting my blessings. I was very busy. Life is good. Now, it is time to finish Christmas shopping. Today, tell someone that you love them.