I just returned from New York, the sparkling “Big Apple.” In New York everything is dazzling and over the top. Big. Bright.I saw a lot of lights there. Macy’s dazzled. Ralph Lauren shimmered and Rockefeller Center sparkled.But. Nothing can surpass my Village of Light. Thank you, Little Village, for welcoming me home with a soft … Continue reading Village of LIGHT!
...a story about planting seeds and trusting God during winter’s passing.. We struck out one January afternoon to find the Missouri Botanical Garden buried beneath a bluish-gray winter sky. The air was crisp and the walks were cool when we rumbled with our stroller baby to explore this winter garden. I call the garden “Shaw’s … Continue reading A Winter’s Garden
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
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 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
Here’s a collage of details ...New York City visit. Come take a walk with me.See you at home!
Dear Travel Buddies, The Type A Lady traveled to New York City to see my daughter and son-in-law. They are a dynamic duo: @brynnelliottwatkins - creative director and http://www.wearefilms.com - film maker. They took us on a tour. Here are photos of our New York visit...unplugged. Hey! - Stop looking for photos of Time Square! This … Continue reading Type A Travels: New York…Unplugged
My Sunday hike by the flooding Mississippi got me thinking. We all experience floods in our lives: unexpected situations which sweep through our lives, uprooting routine and confusing our plans. Sometimes all we can do is hold on, tread water... and pray. We can be flooded with fear, flooded with pain, even flooded with joy. … Continue reading Tips to Deal With Life’s Floods
A Message From My Dog — Tate taught me a God lesson today: “Stay close to your Master.” My dog has sad brown eyes. His furry ebony face is flecked with white brought on from more than 10 years of running in farm fields. Tate’s an old dog. We’re taking Tate on a long road … Continue reading A Message from my Dog
God always reveals something special when I calm down and pay attention. Take cabin cleanup: God transforms raking leaves, shoveling mud, even cleaning toilets into peaceful pastimes. So here’s a play-by-play of my calming cabin cleanup. The cabin hides in the hillside, wide blue eyes gazing languidly at a spring fed river swirling at her … Continue reading Cleaning and Calm…at the Cabin