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Creatively Enjoying Creation

My dad got me a new “real” camera for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I have been playing around with it and figuring out how it works. This evening, I went outside and took some shots of the near full moon and the sunset. The results were amazing. I even impressed my dad […]


At my mom’s Parkinson’s exercise class, there are several college students who help and learn at the same time. They serve as “spotters”. They stay close to each participant in case they become off balance or start to fall. The young adults also come up with different activities or “stations” for the participants to work […]

Ironically Dated Letter

As my dad continues to sort through old family memorabilia, he has come across very interesting photos, articles, and writings. Today he found a letter that was written by his uncle in 1969. Ironically, the date on the letter was the same as that of his sudden death. He must have written the letter and […]

Meeting People

Tonight I met an older woman who shared a little about her life story. Her husband died suddenly nearly 20 years ago. She has an older son with Asperger’s who lives with her. Evidently, many people with Asperger’s have strong capabilities in different areas. She said her son isn’t really like that, but he does […]

Retreat High

Today at church, the priest talked about a national youth conference he recently attended with some of the high school teens from the parish. It was obvious that he was very excited as he shared how proud he was of the kids and so impressed with their behavior and faith. He was kind of all […]

The Nutcracker

Today my dad, mom, sister, and I went to see the Nutcracker Ballet. It had been a long time since I had seen the show and it really seems to kick off the Christmas season. The dancers were very good and the sets were beautiful. I love the contrast between the semi-professional dancers and the […]

Grandfather the Magician

My sister and my dad worked long and hard today on the scrapbook pages about my grandfather the magician. One year when he came out for a visit, he went into our grade school classes and performed some of his illusions. He kept all kinds of memorabilia, including thank you notes sent by the children […]

Thankful Notes

Yesterday I spent the day in the kitchen getting ready for the Thanksgiving meal. I saw an idea of baking “thankful notes” in the dinner rolls – like a fortune cookie. I thought that was a great idea. I asked my mom what she was thankful for this year, made each one into a note […]

Five Year Change

Today at my aquatic aerobics class, people were talking about how they have changed in the past 5 years. One person said they learned more about who they are. One said they are more patient. One who retired a few years ago talked about how they are now OK with not being busy every second […]

Timely Problem

Yesterday my dad and I went out to run some errands. Our first stop was the post office. I let my dad go in to take care of his business while I sat in the car and waited. I put the radio on, laid the seat back, and closed my eyes for a few minutes. […]