Today Really is 20 Days To Go!


On July 9th I mistakenly counted only 20 days until my year-long journey of posting a thank you each day would be over... I counted wrong.  Maybe it was because that had been my 345th post and so I just assumed there were 20 days left.  I just looked at the calendar and realize that … Continue reading Today Really is 20 Days To Go!

Hand-Me-Downs, Rock!


Today I spent time, finally, making the complete switch in the closet from summer/fall clothes to winter.  It's a less than enjoyable process for me, frankly.  I am forced to look at things I've outgrown (and not necessarily in a good way) as I try to live by the rule "If I haven't worn it in … Continue reading Hand-Me-Downs, Rock!

Best Advice, Ever!


The site that hosts my blog, WordPress.com, has this terrific tool for bloggers called the Weekly Writing Challenge. Today's challenge, in essence, what's the best or worst advice you've ever gotten? A perfect writing prompt for today's thank you. When my husband and I had guardianship of our three grandchildren there was so much to … Continue reading Best Advice, Ever!

Giving Without Expectation


Last week, on his birthday, I shared a thank you to my brother-in-law, Paul.  I have more than a few brothers-in-law and each is special; not only because they love my sisters!  My brother-in-law, Jon, also celebrated his birthday this month.  He and my sister have been together since college!  It rained like crazy on their … Continue reading Giving Without Expectation

Angela, Part One


Today, my husband and I got a letter in the mail from Arizona.  More specifically, from our 6 year old granddaughter in Phoenix.  I've mentioned before that our three grandchildren lived with us for a period of time a bit over a year ago.  We've done our best to keep in touch with them, initially … Continue reading Angela, Part One

Kash’s Teacher


I began today to clean up the basement. We have more junk and clothes and toys and crap down there than we will ever use. The nice thing is that we can have a pretty terrific yard sale in a couple of weeks. The Lego's alone have the potential to bring in a enough to … Continue reading Kash’s Teacher