Happiness

Carpe Solis

One of my mottos is “carpe diem” – seize the moment. When an opportunity presents itself to accomplish something, take care of something, or do something, I try to take advantage of it. Usually we are able to spend at least a few minutes in the morning sunshine. But this morning was cloudy and cold. […]

Vaccine Coming Soon

Today I was sitting near my mom as she was reviewing her emails on her iPad. She started reading slowly out loud, “Urgent message from your healthcare provider to schedule your covid-19 vaccine . . .” I yelled, jumped over to her, and literally yanked the iPad out of her hand. It was true. The […]

Interesting In Common

I drove the Blazer to pick up my groceries today since the side roads were pretty icy. I recognized the gentleman who brought my order out to the car. He seemed to recognize me as well as he greeted me and started loading the back of the vehicle. He saw the “I’d rather be at […]

Continuing the Chronicles

For years my son and I have watched the Chronicles of Narnia, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” at Christmas time. When I was at his place the other day, I mentioned it to him. He pulled out the DVD and let me borrow it. Tonight, I watched it with my parents. It was […]

A Good Team

For Christmas, I bought my son some window coverings for his new house. Today my sister came over, so I was able to steal away for a little while and headed over to my son’s to help get some of them put up. As we installed the curtain rods and hung the draperies, I was […]

Simply Different Christmas

When I came up the stairs this Christmas morning, the sunlight was shining directly on the manger of the nativity set. Both my parents were able to see it before it moved away. We felt like it was God’s gift to us and reminder that He is truly with us. We started the morning like […]

Music By Memory

My parents had their favorite classical radio station on for a while this evening. But after a while my mom was done listening. Music doesn’t sound the same to her through her hearing aides and she was disappointed that they weren’t playing any Christmas songs. So, she turned it off and decided to play the […]

Delivering Goodies

It was a mild day today, so I was able to get my parents out and about. It has been a couple months since we have seen our family friend/respite provider, so we made up a Christmas goodie bag and headed out to deliver. My parents stayed comfortable in the car with the windows rolled […]

Sharing Joy

Today I brought my parents over to my son’s new house. They took the tour in 2 segments, resting between staircases. My son explained all the technicalities to my dad while my mom commented on some of the extra niceties she noticed. It warmed my heart to see my son so happy and proudly sharing […]

Gone Too Long

It has been a very long time since my sister has come for a visit for various reasons – most of them due to covid concerns. She came today for a couple of hours. Even though it was difficult for my parents to hear and understand her some of the time due to masking and […]