Archive for May, 2015

You can go home again.

John and I went to a graduation party yesterday. It was in the cafeteria at St. Albert the Great School. I attended school there from first through eighth grade. We parked the car in the parking lot where I had recess. The flagpole, which served as base for tag, is still standing on the corner [...]

Day 151.

On New Year’s eve we all have high hopes and expectations for the coming year. We can be disappointed if things don’t work out as we had hoped. It is hard to believe that we have already put 150 days behind us this year. Wow. It is a great time to have a clean slate. [...]

A little library.

We went to a party at my niece, Shannon and her husband, Justin’s house last weekend. In their front yard is this little library. I LOVE this idea! When we drove up to the house a mama and her child were picking a book. So fun for them to have this on their street! Shannon, [...]

Patience and trust.

We all make decisions, some large and some small, every day. It isn’t always easy to decide what to do. I generally make decisions from how things make me feel.  I usually jump in with both feet if something feels right. I can’t think of a time that this didn’t work for me. Some people find [...]

St. Paul in the backyard.

I had a dream last night that I was sitting in the gazebo next to the pond in my parent’s backyard on Lechner Lane. I loved listening to the sound of the water flowing over the flat rocks in the fish pond. I was turning my head so slowly as if I were taking a [...]


“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill I love that! We are always hoping to move through life perfectly. Life is far from perfect, which is a good thing. If everything always unfolded like we wanted it to, we would never know the magic [...]

Decoration day.

When I was a little girl, I remember my grandma calling Memorial Day, Decoration Day.  The day to decorate graves.  We would take geraniums and other flowers to the cemetery, and place them in the earth in front of the marble stone at my grandfather’s grave. My dad and I would take Joe and Sadie [...]


I saw this quote, by Henry Thoreau “Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.” I love that. Call a friend today. Thank them for being there for you.  

What I would tell myself.

It is prom season. My prom was June 2, 1978. That seems like a lifetime ago. When I look at this photo there are so many things that I would like to tell this girl. Don’t worry so much. Accept people for who they are. When people show you who they are, believe them the [...]

Bye bye, Bucket.

After thirteen years of countless hours of swimming fun and floating, it is time to say good bye to my bucket. I am feeling a bit sentimental as I watch the water drain out of it. One of the things that I loved about moving to this house was putting a pool in the backyard. [...]