Family

Black, White and In-Between

Black, White and In-Between

I took her for granted, I thought mom would always be here. Life.  It’s black, white and somewhere in-between.  It’s the in-between we take for granted.  White is youthful, full of life and longevity.  In-between is aging, getting up there in years, growing old gracefully […]

Living Life on Pause

Living Life on Pause

Hello blog followers, are you still with me?  No excuses, life is just crazy and I’ve pretty much put life on pause.  Intentional pause.  Pause for good reason. Many times bloggers spill their personal lives on social media.  And then there are the rest of […]

Taking down the decorations…

Taking down the decorations…

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and enjoyed ringing in the New Year!  The weeks leading up to each holiday were wonderful.  I had friends come to visit, a canine guest, spent treasured time with my little family and enjoyed quality time with […]

The Eulogy – Final Tribute to my Auntie Jo

The Eulogy – Final Tribute to my Auntie Jo

Yesterday my cousin Kim asked if I would delivery the eulogy at her mom’s funeral today.  I’d never delivered a eulogy before, what will I say?  Will I be able to talk when I know I’ll be crying?  I said no, I didn’t think I […]

Goodbye, My Auntie, Goodbye

Goodbye, My Auntie, Goodbye

It’s a great big world, a great big moon, it’s a great big sky and a great big love for you, Auntie Jo. My Auntie was my mother’s younger sister, a twin to my aunt Cloe Ann.  My Auntie and I had a special connection […]

I’m Obsessed with my Kitchen

I’m Obsessed with my Kitchen

For the past few years my kitchen has been undergoing a facelift; new countertops, flooring, gas range, range hood, subway tile backsplash and cabinet organizers. It’s a simple kitchen compared to the kitchens in new homes today where the islands are the length of an […]

War & God Thru the Eyes of a 5 Year Old

War & God Thru the Eyes of a 5 Year Old

I always used to say, if you want to talk to your kids, go for a car ride.  I did that with my daughter and I’d find out more than I really wanted to know. Today, I had my grandchildren in the car and I […]

In Honor of My Dad

In Honor of My Dad

    If you’ve been following me for awhile you may have noticed I was very close to my dad.  I last posted about him in March, on his birthday.  He’s been gone since 1998.     Dad taught me so much about life, more so as […]

The Hurricane

The Hurricane

She arrived on an early January morning; a beautiful pale pink, feminine featured girl. Grandbaby number two, a third generation of curly haired girls. Accurately planned, twenty two months after little mister was born. Quite honestly, I don’t remember much of her as a baby […]

Little Mister

Little Mister

It seems like it was just yesterday. My daughter and her hub sharing the news that “we’re having a baby”. I remember thinking, oh joy, I’m going to be a grandma. They had already been married five years so it’s not like it was a […]