Comfort and Joy


Please enjoy my friend Martha’s wishes for the holidays (and enjoy her blog, too)!

Martha Reynolds Writes

If you celebrate Christmas, I wish you all the blessings this day holds.

If you don’t, I wish you peace and contentment.

And if you struggle with this time, as so many do, I wish you quiet moments. There is light in the darkness.

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Wish Lists and Holiday Dreams, Update!


I first posted this on November 18th at that beginning of the Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive at Children's Friend.  I want to thank the hundreds of people, businesses, and community groups who helped to meet our goal of serving 1,200 families throughout Rhode Island.  It was amazing! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank … Continue reading Wish Lists and Holiday Dreams, Update!

Happiness Is A Choice


I was trolling my Facebook news feed looking for some inspiration for today's post.  The past several days have seen an uptick in the number of posts to the Thyroid Cancer Survivors page; a page that I follow, being a survivor and all.  Holidays for so many people are more chore than cheer, and it … Continue reading Happiness Is A Choice

No Lines, No Waiting…No Chance


I did my first bit of holiday shopping in an actual store today. I'm an on-line shopper for the most part, particularly when it comes to Christmas shopping--Amazon.com it my go-to site, for almost everything!  I swore years ago that I wouldn't venture down Route 2 (in Warwick), where the majority of the major shopping … Continue reading No Lines, No Waiting…No Chance

Lights, Lights…Christmas


A few years ago my husband and I bought a lovely home in a fantastic neighborhood.  We'd heard that not far from where we live there was a family who puts on a light show with music every night between Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Our first visit to the house on Gristmill Road in Warwick four … Continue reading Lights, Lights…Christmas

One: Weekly Photo Challenge


We haven't even celebrated the Christmas holiday and I am already thinking about a New Year's resolution.  The prompt for the Weekly Photo Challenge has got me thinking about the ONE...piece of exercise equipment that will not be ignored!  Although it has been sitting in the corner of the living room for several weeks, just … Continue reading One: Weekly Photo Challenge

Lenette’s Garden (Weekly Photo Challenge Entry #2)


Today's thank you is to the lovely Lenette (she's fourth from the left in the back).  In 2004 I started a new job as a grants officer for a local United Way, and while I knew enough about two areas for which I was going to be responsible (school-age and early childhood education), there was one … Continue reading Lenette’s Garden (Weekly Photo Challenge Entry #2)