Today was a typical Tuesday. We had breakfast. We played. We made art with colored pencils and stickers. We made music by “playing” Grandma’s guitar and banging on various household objects. We had lunch followed by a nap (everyone but Grandma, who probably needed the nap more than anyone, but opted to clean up the … More The Little Things
The old girl’s ride home after her “Senior Check-up.” After an exhausting morning of bloodwork, other invasive testing (if you catch my drift), and getting her nails clipped, my pooch initially would not let me get in the driver’s seat. After I explained that she needed a driver’s license, she begrudgingly moved into the passenger’s … More Cookie’s Ride Home
As I was dusting the furniture in my bedroom the other day, I decided it was time to let go of the white roses I had been holding onto since my dad’s memorial service. I was thinking about how the preacher that officiated over that service has passed away, as well as the florist who … More Letting Go
Babies are such a nice way to start people. ~Don Herold I spent this morning with my granddaughter. She is 17 months old and so much fun. Hope your Wisdom Wednesday was as happy as mine.
Yesterday’s post, Date Night, was the result of me being exhausted and losing all the text I had typed… and being too tired to rewrite it. In the lost text I shared that my husband and I had gone to dinner, after seeing a movie. (By the way, we saw Guardians of the Galaxy, which … More Date Night Marathon
Today we went to the wave pool (probably for the last time this year). I picked up some things at the grocery store so I could pack my son’s lunch and I bought him a pair of shoes. We began packing his backpack for tomorrow. He showered and got into bed early. I set my … More Back to School Part 2
Today, my son and I were driving down the road, listening to “Hippie Radio” when a song came on that I had never heard. Part of the tune was whistled. Taylor, who is twelve, said, “I like songs that have whistling in them.” I’m not sure why, but that made my whole body smile. (Do … More Ten Things on Tuesday from Twelve-Year-Old Taylor
These pictures were taken a few years ago but they capture my brother’s personality, so I am posting them today on his 48th birthday. A kid at heart, my brother is always in for having a good time. He loves his nieces and nephews, and has always encouraged me. There was a particular incident … More My Brother, My Encouragement
Today’s Summer Solstice, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year, will be a little longer for some. Today my sister-in-law buried her oldest son. What should have been a day to celebrate the beginning of summer, instead was a day of mourning. At the graveside service, the officiant quoted … More Summer Solstice
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu On this Wisdom Wednesday, Reverend Tutu’s words remind me of all the wonderful gifts with which I have been blessed.