Archive for May, 2017

On the mend!

I woke up this morning feeling human. Truth be told it has been a while since I have woke up feeling anything but tired and lousy. Honestly, I thought it was just the side effects of coming off seven months of prednisone. I know that prednisone is a strong, harsh drug, but it did make [...]

Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway. [...]

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. Years later, my dad and I would take Joe [...]

Each step.

I saw on Facebook that last night was Seton-LaSalle’s High School graduation. I think back to the night that Joe graduated from that fine school. It was a very happy day for our family. As your children approach graduation feel joy in your heart. It is time for them to take the next step. Yes, [...]

Joe Kimutis Fund – Day of kindness at the Red Door

The Joe Kimutis Memorial Fund donated $500 to the kindness project at Our Lady of Grace School. The teachers and students worked together with the Red Door of Pittsburgh. The Red Door program feeds Pittsburgh’s hungry and homeless every day except Sunday, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the corner of Stanwix Street and the Boulevard of the [...]


An awesome article: Allowing Your Soul to Shine BY MADISYN TAYLOR When we hide and try to be invisible and unseen by all we are only really hiding from ourselves. At times, we’ve all wanted to crawl under a rock and hide away from the world. We may have preferred to be invisible rather than let [...]

Life is but a dream.

I woke up with song words stuck in my head. “Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” As I move about my day today I will keep these words close to my heart. I am completely off Prednisone for 11 days. While that is a terrible drug that can do a lot of [...]

Sadie and family.

I love to travel. I love coming home. Last night I slept for nine hours. I was exhausted. Nine hours is usually two night’s sleep. While we were in Texas we visited with John’s two brothers and their families, Sadie’s sister and her family, Sadie’s brother and his dad. It was something every minute of [...]

Returning home.

Sadie and I are returning to Pittsburgh today. We are in Houston. We visited a lot of family in the last few days. Life is good. It is always nice to have a lot of people to love.  

See things differently.

Sometimes, life gives you a lot of different ways to look at the same situation. I feel like I have been in that place during the last week. Many opportunities to see life with new eyes. I think when you look at things with new eyes you have the chance to really grow as a [...]