Finally, The Sun


In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Warmth." It has been a very long month of rainy, raw days this December.  The sun could not feel better!  Our cat, Missy, loves sleeping on this chest next to the window and the heater.  She won't even let the laundry basket get in her way! Warm Bloggers: Hungry … Continue reading Finally, The Sun

Let Your Heart be Light


A reminder that the season is about peacefulness and selflessness. Well said, Martha!

Martha Reynolds Writes

Not easy sometimes, that’s for sure. A month filled with sorrow and grief, people divided, senseless acts of violence. How do you lighten a heavy heart during what should be a joyous season?

Stop. No, really. Stop. Still yourself. You have bought enough, baked enough, cleaned enough. Your holiday decorations are beautiful, last year’s sparkly sweater is still pretty and festive. With any luck, you’ve stuck to your budget, but if you overspent, okay. Stop now. It’s all enough.

Last week my friend Karen demonstrated to me the true meaning of Christmas, when she drove a hundred miles to take the ferry from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Long Island, NY. Then she drove to Save-a-Pet Animal Rescue and picked up Tiny Tim, a dog desperately in need of rescuing. Read Karen’s inspirational story.

Karen with Tim and Kimba Karen with Tim and Kimba

Well, Karen brought Tim home, introduced him to her other rescue pup…

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Twinkle, Twinkle


When I was growing up we had the bigger, primary colored lights on our tree and on the bushes around the house.  My favorites now are white lights. I'd keep them up year-round if I could, I love how they twinkle!  This picture is Christmas tree 2014.  The smaller photos around the edge are highlighting the ornaments … Continue reading Twinkle, Twinkle

Thankful for Nurse Carol


My admiration for nurses began when I was 5 years old. I was brought to the hospital to have my tonsils taken out. I remember three things most: being in a room with several shiny cribs, that I was the only little girl in the room with other pediatric patients were, and my nurse:  Nurse … Continue reading Thankful for Nurse Carol

The Cardiologist


My Mom is in the hospital. She will be okay after a surgery that will reorganize her twisted stomach and diaphragm.  If you've read any of the other posts about my family you know that I am one of eight children, so our mom is not lacking for company as she sits in her hospital … Continue reading The Cardiologist

My Cookbook Cover


Using fresh ingredients in baking or cooking is always best, so say the experts.  When I read the Weekly Photo Challenge prompt ...imagine the cover of a favorite book, music album, or magazine; I could immediately see the cover of my future cookbook (another dream of mine).  I took the picture this past summer when … Continue reading My Cookbook Cover

Chrissy: Jen’s Imaginary Friend


I've missed writing every day, but felt as though when I hit day 365, I was done and there wasn't much left for this blog. I think about writing most days, checking out the daily prompts hoping that something would go off like a flashbulb in my head.  Today it happened, light bulb moment, when … Continue reading Chrissy: Jen’s Imaginary Friend