Archive for June, 2016

Daddy in my dreams.

It is Monday. We took the weekend off from working on the 6th Avenue house. We went out to lunch, swam in the pool and relaxed. John had a good Father’s day. I had a dream last night about my dad. I was driving my car down Lechner Lane, my parent’s street, where I grew [...]

Father’s Day.

Today is Father’s Day.  Before I let my feet hit the floor this morning, I said a prayer for my dad.  This is my fifth Father’s Day without him.  If he were here I would call him.  I would say, “Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!”  He would say, “Who is this?  Is this Geraldine?”  Always joking [...]

A new dad’s perspective.

I love this video. It is about a new dad, Robin Banks. Initially he spoke of being terrified of becoming a new dad. He spoke of the lessons that he hopes to teach his child. He hopes to teach him to ask questions, get into stuff, try things, explore the world. When Robin’s wife asked [...]

This and that.

It is 12:16 p.m. and I am writing my blog. This is my 1,827th blog. I have not missed writing for that many days. Holy cow. Well, today it is late because this morning was crazy. I should say that last night was crazy. Our furnace, and in turn, our air conditioner broke three days [...]

Sounds of Silence.

I love the music of the sixties and seventies. I am a big fan of Simon and Garfunkel, America, Seals & Crofts, etc. I love hearing the music of that time reproduced by the artists of today. John told me about the group, Disturbed, and their version of Simon and Garfunkel’s song, “Sounds of Silence.” [...]

National Smile Power day.

Today is National Smile Power day! It is a day to share the power of a smile. Just like Will Ferrell’s character, Elf said in the movie of the same name, “Smiling’s my favorite!” June 15th is the day we observe National Smile Power Day.  This is a day for everyone to share the power [...]

My dream.

We are turning a corner at our fixer upper. Each day that place becomes more of a home than a house. Rooms are getting painted, light fixtures are going into place and plaster dust and dirt are being swept out of every corner. About three times a week I think to myself, “Girl, what have [...]

Send a prayer.

Late Friday night Christina Grimmie, a beautiful, young singer was killed while signing autographs after her show in Orlando. Late Saturday night in Orlando, 50 people where killed while 50 others were injured while they enjoyed an innocent evening out. All of this senseless killing saddens me. I think of the parents and families as [...]

Life happens quickly.

Last night I was at a graduation party when I received a call from my daughter, Sadie. Her voice was shaky and I knew instantly that there was a problem. Fear stuck in my throat like a bone as I waited for the reason why she was so upset. Sadie proceeded to tell me that [...]

Downtown Pittsburgh.

John and I went to the Pittsburgh Arts Festival yesterday. I love walking from booth to booth and looking at the physical effects of creativity. I would love to be able to make something that people would want in their home. Downtown Pittsburgh is so different from the days in the 80′s when I worked [...]