My Year-end (Year in) Gratitude: An inventory (I know, I know. You can eyeroll here, if you wish) It seems like there are two camps when it comes to taking year end inventories: some hate them; some love them. Do you like looking back on the previous year on New Year’s Eve or Day and pondering … More Year-end (Year In) Gratitude
It’s 11 pm Christmas Eve. My daughters just left to go back to each of their homes. My husband is in bed. Two kitties are on my lap, and two are by the fireplace. We had a nice evening: fire pit; apple cider; cheese, meat, and more tray; pizza; Anomia (a fun, but fast!) card … More Let There Be Light
With all of the busy holiday shopping, visiting, parties, concerts, events, crowds, etc, I thought I would share a poem that gets me through those times when it’s all too overwhelming and peopley out there. The Art of Disappearing When they say Don’t I know you? say no. When they invite you to the party … More The Art of Disappearing
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. A few thoughts I scribbled down on this day to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I often think what can I do to help? I … More Be the Light. Be the Love. Be the Change.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is decorating our home with ornaments that I’ve collected over the past thirty-one years. Every year, usually early December, I go into the attic and drag down boxes and boxes of Christmas memories. I unwrap each tissue paper-covered item with great care and place them on the … More Handmade Christmas Memories