The hard questions.

It is predawn early. John has already left for work. I am sitting in a chair in the family room, the only light is the glow from the digital frame with a photo of Joe snowboarding. I’m emotional today. I had an appointment with a new cardiologist yesterday. I was seeing her because I have [...]

National Cookie Day.

Today is National Cookie Day. Some of my favorite memories of time spent with my kids were baking cookies together. We all have so many commitments and events in the upcoming weeks. If you have the chance, take a little time to stop and bake cookies with the important people in your life. Happy Monday. [...]

My little friends.

Yesterday, I went to a birthday party for one of my friends. It was a packed house, lots of laughter, great food and a lovely cake. A good time was had by all. My friend, Riley, is now four years old. A few weeks ago I helped her parents for a few days by picking [...]

Joe’s day.

Each year I work myself into a panic thinking that no one will come to the dinner. Fortunately, so far, my fears are just silly and the day is a success. It is hard to believe that this will be the seventh dinner. The seventh Christmas without our son and brother, Joe. I sure do [...]


Well, those first eleven months flew by. Today is December 1st. Holy smokes. Honestly, it does not feel like it has been a year since last Christmas. The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is in full swing. It is a hectic time. It is an emotional time. It is a stressful time. Remember, [...]


I think I shared this video last year. I just love it. It is so magical to me. This video speaks of possibilities. Let’s us feel that anything is possible. Tell someone you love them. Reconnect to those you haven’t spoken with in a while. wuz2ILq4UeA Happy Thursday.

Sexual harassment.

I woke up this morning to the news that Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC for inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. The network’s action has been swift. They didn’t waste any time. Terminated. It is a day of reckoning for those who thought it was okay to sexually harass. It is certainly a [...]

Day of possibilities.

The sunrise is beautiful today. I hear a bird chirping in the tree outside. I love the sound of birds chirping. It doesn’t happen often this time of year. It is a day of possibilities. Waking up this morning is a blessing we all take for granted. I am grateful for my life. Life is [...]

It begins.

The season has begun.  Busy schedules, kid’s home from school, decorating, cooking, spending time with family, etc. etc. etc. STOP!  Take a deep breath.  Find a quiet corner in your house.  Maybe it is during the pre-dawn hour or late at night, but find a little time each day.  Sit quietly.  It is during that [...]

In the moment.

Well, we are back in the 412 at the 407. It was such a nice Thanksgiving. I love spending time with my Kimutis family. Sadly, it does not happen often enough. Today, we bring down the containers and the tree. We move into the Christmas season. Sadie will arrive and the Christmas music will be [...]