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Ghost Town

Today we took a drive to one of our favorite little towns. It was considered a “ghost town” years ago. Then the gambling moved in and it has been bustling ever since. However, with the pandemic in full force, it was pretty quiet. Several businesses have closed, many buildings were empty. A few casinos had […]

Rosary Together

When I was a child, I can remember that when the family would take a road trip, we would begin by saying the rosary. I probably didn’t appreciate it at the time, but it was meaningful enough for me to do the same as an adult. Today when my parents and I got in the […]

Earworms

My dad often comes to breakfast with a song in his head from many, many years ago in his youth. Today, one popped into my head that I learned as a child. It seemed to come out of nowhere. It was, “Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy, a kid’ll […]

Don’t Get Distracted

Tonight my prayer group and I read and discussed the Gospel coming up for this Sunday. Part of the scripture was a parable about a person who finds a treasure (Kingdom of God) and sells everything he has to buy the field where the treasure lies. I thought that in my own life, I certainly […]

Generous Friend

My friend stopped by this afternoon to deliver my recent order. She makes good quality face masks that include the N95 material and offers a variety of fabrics. I have been trying to make sure my friends and family have enough to use on a regular basis. When she started out months ago, she just […]

Repair and Transformation

A neighbor came to chat while I was snipping off the dead roses this afternoon. He asked what was written on my t-shirt. I was wearing one of my Workcamp shirts from years ago. This one said, “Repair. A story of transformation”. We talked about the Workcamp experience and how the meaning of the slogan […]

Online Fun

Tomorrow is my grandson’s birthday, so we had to celebrate all together somehow. His dad – my son – connected to the online game jackbox. He shared it on our family Zoom session and we were able to play Quiplash all together. It’s more or less a guessing game. Each player answered questions such as, […]

Secluded Hike

Recently, we found a book that lists several easy hikes that are not too far away. I browsed through it yesterday knowing that I would have some time to myself today. I didn’t make any definite plans. I definitely didn’t want to be in a crowded place, so I thought I would just see how […]

Promised Peace

Over the past 2 days, I have seen a particular scripture several times from different places. Jesus said:“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am meek and humble of heart;and you will find rest for yourselves.For my yoke […]

Environmental Entertainment

We returned home today after spending a few days in the beauty and serenity of the mountains. We never even turned on the TV. Instead, there was plenty to view just outside. The birds at the feeders were not as plentiful as usual, but we enjoyed identifying those who came for a visit. On the […]