Archive for June, 2015

Just for today.

I saw this quote recently. “You cannot have a happy ending to an unhappy journey.” I know many people who are struggling with one thing or another at this time. Maybe it is best to not worry and think about the things that may or may not happen six months from now. Six months from [...]

National Camera Day.

Today is National Camera Day.  This day celebrates photographs, the camera and its invention.  The camera is an irreplaceable tool used to record and replicate memories, events and people/places. I am so grateful for the invention of the camera. My dad was a photographer, so the camera was the source of income when I was [...]


It is 58 degrees and it is raining. Feels like April. Today is a good day to stay inside and make pork tenderloin for dinner. It would also be a great day to go to the movies, but I’m thinking everyone will have that idea. Summer seems to be lost. If anyone sees it, could [...]

A good day in America.

It was a historic day in the United States yesterday. The Supreme Court ruling made same-sex marriage a legal right in all fifty states. My favorite quote is from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming [...]

He’s coming home.

This has been a long, but quick week. John left Pittsburgh very early on Sunday. Unfortunately, Sunday was Father’s day. To keep my thoughts away from the fact that the father of my children was out of town and my own father is now in spirit, I got busy. I have been busy planting, painting [...]

National Handshake Day.

Today is National Handshake day. One of my favorite memories is watching my dad teach all of the kids how to have a proper handshake. The tradition of handshaking goes way back:  “Archaeological ruins and ancient texts show that handshaking was practiced in ancient Greece as far back as the 5th century BC”. This is the [...]

Be kind.

EVERYONE is going through SOMETHING. When you are talking with someone, whether it is your child, your parent, your best friend or the stranger who is helping to bag up your groceries, REMEMBER they are going through something. BE KIND.

Feed your soul.

My one day of sunshine has passed. Today’s forecast is for “strong and severe storms”.  It is already 80 degrees and very humid. Yesterday morning I got outside before 7:30 and started painting the boards for my picnic and coffee table. It felt so good to finally be able to get outside and get something [...]

Here comes the sun!

I checked the weather forecast for today. The illustration was a round yellow ball. NO clouds until after 2:00. No rain. Although it is only 6:45 in the morning I am hatching a plan to get some work done today. I hope to get my paint brushes dirty and empty a few spray paint cans. [...]

Father’s day.

It is Father’s Day. When I think of my dad, I smile. That is a blessing. This is one of the earliest photos I have of my dad with me. My dad was a kind and caring man who taught me many things while he was here. My parents always worked for themselves with an [...]