Lights in the Night


I love twinkle lights, the little white ones that make everything feel a bit like Christmas.  The trouble is taking  pictures of them at night seldom feels the same as seeing them up close.  When I read the prompt for this week's photo challenge I realized, I don't take too many shots in the dark. … Continue reading Lights in the Night

Back to Work on Monday


I love when I find something on in my news feed on Facebook that speaks to the thoughts running through my head.  I'm headed back to my workplace tomorrow after being out for a month.  I enjoy my work and am looking forward to returning and doing those parts of it that a I really love--helping … Continue reading Back to Work on Monday

Izadora’s Birthday


Thanks to all our family and friends who helped us when the kids were here and since they’ve left!

3 Grandchildren, 2 Grandparents, 2 Cats

Even though the kids went back to Arizona two years ago, I find birthdays and holidays still difficult.  Their mom decided that she doesn’t want us to have contact with them.  I understand why, in her mind, it’s better for us to not be communicating with the kids, but of course I don’t agree.

wow look at all these legos!Until this past July I was able to send packages and cards to them, but the last one came back as undeliverable.  The reason from UPS was that they couldn’t find a forwarding address.  Clearly, their mom is making every effort to make sure we cannot reach the kids in any way at all. I know it sounds sad and, it is.  I imagine it is sad and confusing for the kids, too.

izzy as KatyToday is Izadora’s fourteenth birthday.  We miss her and love her very much, and find comfort that we have pictures and memories of her time with us. …

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Humanity of Children


My picture for this week's photo challenge is of my grandchildren.  The first summer they were living with us they found a bird's nest on the ground in our yard.  There was one baby that seemed viable and the kids wanted to take care of it.  Since Grandpa had cared for other birds and small critters, we … Continue reading Humanity of Children

Wall of Hope


One of the most stunning tributes in Rhode Island to the events of that day is the Wall of Hope.  Any Rhode Islander who wanted to add a tile to the wall had the chance to.  It started with groups of school children and quickly mushroomed to include all kinds of groups: social, faith-based, schools, businesses. … Continue reading Wall of Hope

I Like My Spot Just Fine, Thank You


I'm catching up by posting my response to yesterday's prompt (Next In Line), enjoy! A second #RoyalBaby will soon be joining the Windsors in England. Given the choice, would you rather be heir to the throne, or the (probably) off-the-hook sibling? Birth order is an interesting field of study, though perhaps more pop psychology than a science … Continue reading I Like My Spot Just Fine, Thank You

Because They’re Trying


A Thank You from my nephew to the school department! Please take a read, learn from it and enjoy it!

Pressure Support

The morning after the events of my last post Karin and I still didn’t know what was going with Liam’s first day of school and whether or not he would be afforded the orientation process that all the other incoming kindergartners were having. I had been hoping that after hearing the messages I had left the day before I would have recieved a call early in the morning but when I didn’t hear anything by 9am I knew that wouldn’t be the case. So Karin and I went to the school to park ourselves in front of the principal’s office until we could speak with her about our concerns. The school pre-k program social worker (poor thing) didn’t have any idea what she was in for when she walked by and waved hello.

“Can we talk somewhere, right now?” I asked.

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Anyone who knows Karin and I knows that…

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