Happiness

Not My Control

Today I read a short reflection early in the morning that I think helped me to keep my focus and not let my mind get carried away with negative thoughts. It read: “Moral of the story; we’re not in control. God is. Forget that and we’ll lose our way and our lives to fear and […]

Friends in Need

I had some time to myself today, so I got in touch with a friend. She is a very faithful woman and always upbeat. When we get together, we usually take a walk, talk, and laugh a lot. However, she had a very stressful week and just wasn’t up to doing anything. So, I picked […]

Renewed Energy

My dad found some renewed energy at the cabin yesterday. He was very busy while we were there doing the things he would normally do. He said that he felt good going up and down the stairs and sorting through tools until suddenly he realized that perhaps he should be taking it a little slower […]

Doting on Dad

I made blueberry pancakes for my dad for Father’s Day this morning – one of his favorites. Then my sister came over with coffee and treats for him as we showered him with gifts. Later in the afternoon, we had our family Zoom session and my other sister gave us a tour of her garden. […]

Near Normalcy

My sister came over today. I mean actually came over and in the house for a real visit. We each gave her a big hug and cried. While she stayed at the house for a long visit with my parents, I met a friend who I haven’t seen in months. We didn’t hug, bit still […]

Love to Laugh

For the past several days, we have heard songs from the movie “Mary Poppins”. I think it started last week when my mom started singing, “I Love to Laugh” followed by Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha . . . Then when my dad stepped outside, he would sing, “Have you ever seen the grass so green, […]

Change of Scenery

It was a very warm day today and we have been going a little stir crazy, so I suggested a drive. We ended up in our favorite park. The last time we went there, we found a small handicapped parking lot off the beaten path and decided to go there. When we arrived, there was […]

Loving Marriage

My nephew and his girlfriend announced a while back that they were engaged to be married. They wanted to have the wedding this Spring and had been thinking about what that might look like. Due to the current circumstances, they decided to have the marriage ceremony in a park with only their parents in attendance. […]

First Field Day

My daughter-in-law hosted a field day today for her daughter going into Kindergarten (hopefully) in the Fall. I saw videos and photos of her doing jumping jacks, weight lifting with water bottles, stretches and planks. There was sprinkler fun to round out the event. Later she had a celebratory milk shake for the first time. […]

More Beautiful Bouquets

This morning, my mom and I combined 2 of the bouquets she has received into 1 as we removed flowers that were past their peak. Once we finished, we placed the vase on the dining room table and admired it. Then the doorbell rang. It was a delivery of another beautiful bouquet for my mom […]