On Thanksgiving day in New York City they couldn’t fly the Macy’s Parade balloons high in the air. Many balloons were grounded. Gusting wind whipped through the cavernous streets. There was a chill in the air. I was cleaning and working in a small apartment above those streets. There was no turkey and dressing on … Continue reading Thanksgiving
Nope, I don’t have my dazzling holiday dress on. My home is not accented with fall leaves and pumpkins. I’m wearing sweatpants. I’m painting walls. I’m sleeping on the floor of a Brooklyn apartment while waiting for the birth of my first grandchild. YUP...the holidays are going to be a bit different this year. That’s … Continue reading Six Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress
Fall’s been interesting...a non-stop adventure for this Type A Lady! I thought I’d share some of my Fall Fun! AND...cause I’m so Type A : I’m writing this in the acronym: GOD’S BLESSING G - is for golden - the color of the Illinois corn fields which crosspatched my view from the plane! … Continue reading Fun Friday: Family, Friendship, Felines, Food ….FALL!
I’m writing about seasons. I’m writing about ghosts. This is the first in a series. Indian Summer Saturday blossomed on our farm hilltop. Gold flickered up from the bristling corn stalks. They crackled and shimmered in the breeze. It was a glorious day. We were working. The barn was dreary and dusty. We had to … Continue reading Seasons: FALL
I get crazy notions sometimes. Well, maybe I get crazy notions all the time. My Type A mind buzzes with ideas saner folks would shoot down. For example, what 63 year old hops a plane to fly more than 1,000 miles to open her barn doors and start loading her old truck with furniture and … Continue reading Flea Market
Today is my 36th Anniversary. I was putzin around in my writing files and found this post from two years ago. It’s got some good stuff about the difference between my hubby and me. Yup, Brad and I are different. Our life is not perfect. That’s OK. God is good. We focus on HIM and … Continue reading Number 34…On Number 36
Three lessons today, God. Hmmm. OK. I think I got the message. I haven’t exactly been a stellar wife lately. As I’ve noted before, this Type A gal tends to be high on crabby and low on patience. God knows I need a lesson in gratitude. Lesson # 1 I saw John. He was a … Continue reading Grateful: An Island Story