1. For those of you following my cancer journey, after three treatments (each two weeks apart) my bloodwork showed some progress. We were encouraged. Shouldn’t there be fireworks? Oh, wait. That’s next weekend. Shouldn’t there at least be balloons? Side effects have been tolerated to date. But not encouraged. 2. For those of you who … More Shouldn’t There Be Balloons?
When it comes to play, Dads are the best! I love the featured photo above. A biodegradable umbrella–shade from the sun for the father’s son. The playfulness between them makes me smile. Moments like these lighten uncomfortable days. They turn hot rides home from school into cool memories. Notice the father’s hand placed on his … More Did You Play Today?
The tulips are all gone now. Does Pella, Iowa have anything besides tulips? Look at all these photos and information. Then tell me what you think. The historical village is a good place to start. When the first Dutch settlers arrived, not much lumber was available to build. With winter fast approaching, the immigrants constructed … More Does Pella Have Anything Besides Tulips?
Memorial Day weekend is perfect for story time. Families and friends gather this weekend. Memorial Day events, plus barbecues, picnics, and other special events are celebrated on this three-day weekend. All of these activities make a prime opportunity for story time. Take your tape recorder, camera, or video recorder. Take your notebook and pen or … More Story Time, May 31, 2021
Springtime is the favorite season for many people. But as lovely roses have thorns, so springtime also has its thorns. Tornadoes primarily strike in springtime. According to USTornadoes.com March through June are the months these horrific storms most frequently scour the land. The recent tornadic storms that tore through Alabama and Mississippi reminded me of … More Joplin Tornado
A popular call and response is given every Sunday in some churches. “God is good all the time,” the pastor says. “All the time, God is good,” the congregation replies. But when we don’t get our way or if things don’t happen exactly the way we think they should, do we truly believe that God … More Tulip Time
On Friday while I was trying to come out of the medicine they gave me during my bone biopsy, I heard the nurse in charge say, “Breathe.” I tried. Really I did. But I fell back into lah-lah land. “Breathe deeper!” she said. “You’re not breathing deep enough.” I think I fell asleep again. “Sing,” … More Bone Biopsy
A whole new way to walk arrived at my house the other day. I accepted delivery of a steel rollator walker. It has a seat so I can sit down when I need to. I tried it out in the house while the deliveryman was still here. I couldn’t believe how much easier it made … More New Transport
In the wee hours of early morning God woke me with a warning. His warning was so strong I grabbed a pencil and scribbled in the dark: “Skip confusing speculation…” God’s warning came soon after the MRI, which was several weeks go. That was when I received the initial diagnosis of cancerous lesions on my … More Skip Confusing Speculation