We Will Get Through This

A voice called in the wilderness of Costco’s shopping carts: “Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your organization. We will get through this.” She directed everyone into organized lines. The woman’s voice and leadership helped calm what could have been an ugly situation. Through her persistent authoritative direction the line of customers moved … More We Will Get Through This

March Madness 2020

We’re serious college basketball fans at our house. Even when we’re traveling we take every opportunity to watch a game in the hotel, listen on the car radio or catch up online. My husband often cheers for the underdogs. It can be fun. For him, anyway. A big upset occurred March 16, 2018 when the … More March Madness 2020

Cheery Morning!

A Carolina Wren faithfully visits our back porch everyday. At 7:00 this morning in the midst of cold drizzle, he found his favorite perch on our railing and sang his heart out: Cheery-cheery-cheery-cheery! I guess he didn’t hear last night’s forecast. Snow is predicted later today. Perhaps deep within his breast, instinct promises him spring … More Cheery Morning!

Free Burma Rangers

How can a family bring hope to the front lines of a war zone? Free Burma Rangers is a new documentary film to show how one family does so. I don’t often tell you to see a movie, but I had to tell you about this one. To see why for yourself, you can skip … More Free Burma Rangers

Valentines 2020

Yesterday we had all of our grandchildren here for the whole day. In addition to cousins playtime, I had a few activities planned. We baked strawberry cupcakes for family dessert. After the cupcakes cooled, it was time to decorate. We all trooped to the bathroom to wash little fingers. At least two of the cousins … More Valentines 2020

A Big Deal

This weekend is a big deal. Today is national Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Tomorrow is Day of the Crépe and Play Your Ukulele Day. I’ll bet you thought I was going to talk about the game. Yes, tomorrow is the Super Bowl. Grocery store shelves are emptied of standard snacks and drinks. Colors … More A Big Deal

Lighten the Load

January always makes me think about what I could do to make the next year run more smoothly. Below is a post from my archives with a few thoughts on the subject. My two-year-old grandson is very proud he can carry his own backpack. He struts around with a big grin on his face. On … More Lighten the Load

What Was I Thinking?

To warm your Christmas, here’s a humorous post from my archives. 96 degrees. 79% humidity. And a three-year-old boy. Were we in an air-conditioned car? No. Were we in an air-conditioned building? No. Were we at least in a swimming pool? No. Although, I was almost that wet—with sweat that is. We were at Grant’s … More What Was I Thinking?