Still Counting Blessings

We haven’t changed much. Right?   It has been twenty-two years since the picture on the right and the birth of our first grandchild. (Yes, we married as babies.) The picture on the left is our most recent grandchild, born last week. Lots of things are...
Welcome Home

Welcome Home

My handsome husband is coming home. When he walks through the door tomorrow night, he will be just a few months short of spending fifty years in medicine. Fifty. He was a college freshman when he talked to his mother about becoming a doctor. “Fine,” she...
These Things are Helping me Through

These Things are Helping me Through

It is still Covid-crazy in our part of the world. My husband and I are about to make a big transition. It is dark when we wake up every morning, and today it is -4 degrees. Here are some things that are helping me get through, not in order of importance: My Spot...

Waiting for the Snow and More

We are waiting for snow here in our neighborhood. Major snow. Schools cancelled 24 hours in advance based on the predictions. They even cancelled basketball games. That is serious in our part of the world. And yet, it looks a little more like spring through my office...

Does This Snowman Spark My Joy?

As I put away Christmas this year, I’m asking that question about everything from twinkle lights (yes) to broken candles (not really. But do they make this kind anymore?). We’ve celebrated our last merry & bright season in this little house, and...