Archive for August, 2016

Cooking Hardware.

We have finished the first floor apartment! A week ago I posted this photo on Facebook saying that I was cooking some hardware. The door hardware had been painted many, many times in the last 130 years. I did not want to work with paint stripper so I placed the pieces in a crockpot and [...]

This too shall pass.

Thank you for the kind words, prayers and good thoughts that I received yesterday. I would love to say that I feel great today, but I would be lying. I did see a doctor yesterday and I think we have a plan for a pain-free life, so there is hope. One thing I am learning [...]

Not so good.

I am getting a late start today. Some days are good days and some days are not so good. Today is not so good for me. I have been trying to get a handle on some health issues that are causing me physical pain. Today the pain is winning. With the physical pain there is [...]

We are all connected.

My friend shared the following story with me. Once again, it lets us know that we are all connected. When Danny Wakefield left the house for the day, he had no idea that he was about to be changed forever. This Seattle native had a $5 sunflower with him and decided that, rather than letting [...]

Great friends!

I spent the evening yesterday with three of my favorite couples. I love that when we get together it is all laughter and love. Sadie joined us for happy hour and dinner. We all raised our glasses and had a toast to her as she finished her first week of professional work. We are blessed. [...]

A new day.

It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday. Leave it in yesterday. Today is a new day. Oh, the possibilities.  

A big surprise!

The last few months have moved by quickly. Each day John spends a lot of his time working on our fixer upper house on 6th Avenue. I am so grateful that he has jumped into this crazy project with both feet. He put up the backsplash, hung cabinets and trimmed out the baseboards, window and [...]

Happy memories.

I was in Shop ‘N Save yesterday. I always think of Joe when I go to that store. It was there that he worked when he was in high school. I stopped there to buy a few things that Sadie could pack in her lunch for work. I was reminded of all the school lunches [...]

A new year.

With Sadie leaving early for work and the sounds of school buses once again on the street, it feels like fall. I love living in a city where we experience each season with the change in weather. Today the air feels a bit cooler and it won’t be long before the leaves begin to change [...]

Job well done!

I woke up early this morning. It is the first day of school for the children in our district. We don’t have anyone going to school this fall. This is a photo of Sadie on her first day of school, which was preschool, when she was only two. Today is a milestone in our house. [...]