Archive for September, 2017

Archangels, St. Michael and St. Gabriel

Yesterday was the feast day for Archangels Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel. They are two of my favorite saints. In honor of their feast day, I am posting a prayer. Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. Saint Michael is our protector; I ask him to come [...]

A new piece.

John left his car home with me yesterday. He asked me if I could take it to get new tires. I did. John has a CRV, which is a much larger car than mine. I drove by a local used furniture store. I can’t drive by without slowing down to see what they have sitting [...]

Good Neighbors.

Today is “Good Neighbor Day”. I can’t say enough wonderful things about the my neighbors. They are my best friends. They are my family. We live on a small street, just sixteen houses. Our house is in the middle of our street. I dare you to say that without singing it. We have been through [...]

Blog 2,290

I forgot to write a blog yesterday. First day in 2,290 days that I didn’t write. Yesterday morning was a busy morning for me. Time got away from me. Mornings are rough. I feel like the tin man, stiff and inflexible when I get up. It takes me a while to get going so I [...]

Our country.

I am not going to voice my opinion one way or another about the events of yesterday during the football games. What I will say is that we, as a county, are standing at the edge of a crisis. I rarely watch the news. I find it disturbing and out of my control. When I [...]

Race day!

A few months back John and Sadie began training to run the half marathon that is next May. John, a seasoned runner with ten marathons under his belt, and his girl who hated to run to the bathroom. Wow how things have changed. I am proud of these two. I’m super proud of Sadie. She [...]

Pushing through it.

Today is a high pain level day for me. It is hard for me to type these words. My hands and fingers are very swollen. I’m taking a deep breath. I’m going to put on my shoes. I am going to hobble down to Sadie’s and spend the day with my girl. Hopefully, spending time [...]

Swimming in fall.

Today is the first day of fall. The temperature will rise to the high 80s today. I can’t believe I am going to say this, but I think I will get in my pool today. I don’t think I have ever been in my pool in September, but definitely not the 22nd of September. Anything [...]

Oh the possibilities!

I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about this morning when I received a text from Johnny. He sent me these two photos. This is his view from his office in the UPMC U.S. Steel Building. The first photo looks like he is in a plane. I find the second photo to be [...]


I’m putting on my fixer up hat today. It has been a while. Our tenants have moved out and now I will touch up the paint and do a few other little jobs to get the place ready for the next tenant. We have been landlords for a year. Wow. That year flew by quickly. [...]