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)

Memory of a Holiday Past (Daily Prompt on WordPress)


My post about Thanksgiving probably best describes my favorite holiday--Thanksgiving.  The food, the family, the laughter, all makes it worth the price of admission; which for me is a cheesecake and a vegetable side dish.  Over the years children have grown and had their own children, and every year it's about a week in advance … Continue reading Memory of a Holiday Past (Daily Prompt on WordPress)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful


I love these Weekly Photo Challenges, it gives me an easy way to "show" you what I'm thankful for.  I think I may have missed the deadline for the one about Thanksgiving, of course.  As described in the DPChallenge, we're to show something that is about the holiday, the time spent with family and friends, … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

Thanksgiving, Briefly


The same for a quarter century, We gather at Sue and Paul's. We eat, we talk, the boys go for a walk, And a grand time is had by all! Related articles Happy Thanksgiving! (cassidyalyse.wordpress.com) Thanksgiving's 150th Birthday, Thanks to Abraham Lincoln (usnews.com)

Sunday Morning: Joel Osteen or Spongebob?


Whether we identify them as such or not, we all probably have a Sunday morning ritual. When I was living single, my Sunday morning routine included a cup of hot coffee, pancakes for one, and reading the Sunday paper; classifieds first, then the wedding notices, and finally the coupons. I've continued with variations on the … Continue reading Sunday Morning: Joel Osteen or Spongebob?

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!

Snow…Blows


Home foreclosure is always a sad thing.  I found out last week that a neighbor of ours will have their house foreclosed on in the next couple of weeks.  I remember when we first moved into our house four years ago, there was a for sale sign on the lawn across the street.  There seemed … Continue reading Snow…Blows

Nieces and Nephews


Looking at Facebook has become a part of my daily before dinner routine. I like to see what's going on with friends and family. I typically find out some tidbit of news, see a picture to make me smile, or find someone's posted a quote that gives me pause. I count myself among the lucky … Continue reading Nieces and Nephews

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

No Man Is an Island


Dealing with the preparation of the before, during and after phases from any surgery is challenging. The recovery from a complete thyroidectomy would have taken so much longer for me were it not for my sisters and brothers, parents, and my Auntie Tina. Everyone was hugely helpful, dropping off meals, sending cards and flowers, making … Continue reading No Man Is an Island