Archive | November 2016

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Safe During the Storm

My brother has been traveling all around the country and Canada with his trailer and his dog. He has been staying at various campgrounds and moving on a whim. He has been staying at a particular place for over a week. It was crowded over the holiday weekend, but recently everyone moved out and he has […]


Today my parents, a friend of theirs, and I went out to lunch. A young man wearing an interesting t-shirt came in and sat at the table next to us. Both my dad and I were staring at the shirt and I am sure he knew it. So I simply acknowledged it out loud to […]

Dream Revealed Reality

We monitor my mom’s pulse and blood pressure on a regular basis. Recently, the pulse number has been erratic and sometimes very low. The same thing has happened with my dad due to premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) – extra, abnormal heartbeats that begin in one of your heart’s two lower pumping chambers (ventricles). I thought […]

It’s Mimi

I was so happy to video chat with my son, his wife, and my grandkids today. My 1 1/2 year old granddaughter looked and looked at the screen. I could see she was trying to make sense of it all. She waved at the prompting of her mom and dad as I kept saying hello […]

Rosary in Lourdes

This morning as I was preparing breakfast, my mom was flipping through the channels on the small TV in the kitchen as she does every morning. She came across EWTN and left it there for a few minutes to see what was on. The program that came on was a priest and group of people […]

Waited For Good News

Among all the Thanksgiving good wishes yesterday was a message from a young woman I know. She was feeling particularly “mushy and reflective” as she had some concerning medical issues and was waiting to get answers. I understand how difficult it is to realize  there is something wrong, but not know exactly what. Your mind always […]

One Day at a Time

I was surprised and happy to get a call from a far away friend this morning. We talked briefly as we were both getting ready for the big Thanksgiving meal. She asked how things were going here. I looked around at my mom, dad, sisters and brother-in-law and said that right now, things were pretty […]

Festive Feeling

I went to the grocery store this morning to get the last few things I need for Thanksgiving dinner. I actually got there pretty early so the crowd was not too big. There was a festive feeling in the air and people were generally in a good mood. The employees were super friendly as they […]

The Magical Touch

The other day we spent some time at the cabin in the mountains. The old dishwasher has been making a terrible grinding sound coming from the motor and we have been wondering how long it will last. We started it yesterday and it went for a while, but then it stopped and just made clicking sounds. […]

You’re Amazing

Today as my parents and I were out and about, we passed by a home that we affectionately call the “Hippie House”. My parents have seen it transform many times over the years. The owners have added multi-colored accessories, large rocks, and a fence of sorts made out of tree stumps. There seems to be […]