Joy

Day of Rest

It was a cool, cloudy, and eventually rainy day today. My dad decided from the morning that this would truly be a day of rest. He woke up to take his morning pill, then went right back to sleep. My mom woke him a couple of times after that for breakfast and he just didn’t […]

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 […]

Surprise Package

Today I received a package in the mail from my son. It was a super cute purse. He said it was just a little something he saw and thought of me, so he sent it. His thoughtfulness and the surprise brought me a lot of joy. And I will think about it every time I […]

Interviewing Intern

My mom’s Parkinson’s exercise class includes a partnership with the local college. Each semester, they get new interns who help with the class. They also have projects that they work on during that time. The other day, one of the interns contacted us to interview my mom. She is gathering information and learning more about […]

Fast Track

Today we heard from my brother who was super excited and pretty exhausted as well. He was able to participate in something he has always wanted to do. A couple of days ago, he made a trip to racing track in Nevada and took a course on the vehicle he purchased. He learned more about […]

Enjoying Serenity

It has been a very long time since we have been to the cabin. As the weather gets warmer and our schedule lightens, we have been wanting to get back up there. We did have one attempt earlier this week, however my mom just wasn’t feeling up to it. This morning everyone was enthusiastic, so […]

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. […]

New Normal Sunday

My sister and son came over this morning and we all visited on the front porch with coffee and treats while social distancing. The weather was perfect before the rainstorm moved in – not too hot or too cold. It was nice to see them face to face. In the afternoon, we went to Mass […]

Joyful Innocence

I saw the sweetest video today of a friend’s toddler. She was simply singing and playing. That’s all. But I thought it was the most joyful thing I had seen. The little girl didn’t have a care in the world. She was secure and safe and uninhibited. It was a welcome change from the worries […]

For Entertainment Sake

We have been following the shows that Andrew Lloyd Webber has provided every weekend. I found out this morning that “Cats” was to be shown this time. My mom, dad, brother, and I all have seen it before but were in agreement that we wanted to watch it, so we turned it on. At the […]