Archive for December, 2015

My year.

Where did 2015 go? It was an interesting year for me. It started with a few wonderful weeks in Florida with my mama. I know that at my age spending a few weeks living together with my mama was a gift. A gift I appreciated every minute of every day. Grateful. During that trip my [...]

Food for thought.

A friend of mine just posted this list on Facebook. I am not sure I believe all of these, but some of them are very interesting, so I thought I would share. Just in the first two I might be in trouble. I almost always wear weird shoes and I sit a lot. So…. 1. [...]


Someone messaged me yesterday and asked me about a poem that I have posted in the past. When I was a little girl this poem hung on a plaque on the kitchen wall. I memorized it while I ate breakfast and I would recite it in my head as I walked to school. I didn’t [...]

Good bye, Christmas.

I think today is a good day to take down the Christmas tree and decorations. It is a good day to clean the house and wrap up 2015. Sadie and I put up the tree and decorations on Thanksgiving. I know that to many people that is early, but that is our tradition. I like [...]


While we were opening our gifts on Christmas morning, this guy was just outside the window. Since that time, four of his friends have joined him. “It is said that the cardinal is a repressive of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show [...]

We bought a house!!

The last few days of Christmas celebration have been wonderful. Before we know it, it will be 2016. Between planning the annual Joseph Kimutis Memorial Spaghetti dinner and the Christmas holiday, John and I found the time to buy a very big, very old house. For more than a decade I have wanted to buy [...]

Merry Christmas.

It is predawn on Christmas morning. I have lit the tree and the candles. The house is so quiet. I took a few moments to thank God and those who have made my many Christmas mornings so full of wonder and magic. I am thinking about my parents and my son and I am hoping [...]

Visiting Joe.

I went to see my boy yesterday. As I drove up the long and twisting road to the mausoleum I thought about how it has been a long time since I have been to this place. I drove slowly and looked out the window. At a quick glance the rows of wreaths looked like a [...]

Christmas magic.

Well, we are in the final stretch of preparing for Christmas. I have a few small gifts to buy and a lot of gifts to wrap. Even though I am usually very prepared for Christmas, it still seems to sneak up on me. I continue to take a moment when I can to feel the [...]


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