Grateful For Sister

Today is my sister’s birthday. I am especially grateful for her today. She was away when mom and I ended up with COVID and stayed away for a little longer at my insistence. She knew how much I was struggling though, so she came back to stay at the house, wearing her facemask the whole time. […]


My mom has started to get bored. After all, we have done pretty much nothing for almost 4 weeks as we continue to recover from COVID. I have had even less energy than her. She has been doing a lot of reading, puzzle making, playing on her iPad, and playing the piano. But it has […]

Belly Laughs

Today we celebrated my oldest grandson who will be 20 in a couple of days. He had just returned from getting his hair cut and was looking very fresh. He played along well with the family birthday traditions. The guys were in rare form and I laughed until my stomach hurt. It has been a […]

Enduring Friendships

Tonight I was so happy to go to a birthday party for a friend I met some 30 years ago. We lived in a great neighborhood where all the kids played in each other’s houses and were welcomed to just walk in any time. The families would bowl together, go camping, or just hang out. […]

Love Balloon

Almost 2 weeks ago I received a big bouquet of big balloons for my birthday. When some of them ended up on the ground, it was time to do something with them. Many of them went into the trash. One pink heart shaped balloon still had a fair amount of helium, though it wasn’t enough […]

Longest Uno

Last night my son’s went out to celebrate their birthdays together. So my grandchildren came over to our house for a game night. We tried to think of a game that we could all play from age 7 to 90. My mom suggested cards. I remembered we had Uno and the boys liked playing that. […]

Uplifting Weekend

About 35 years ago I started working a 5 year stent at Target. During that time, I became good friends with many of my coworkers. We would get together, celebrate milestones, camp, and even travel together. We had a lot of fun, but also had serious life conversations. From early on, we always called one […]

The Good Book

Since we are in a cleaning out mood, my mom has been going through her bookcase. Today she pulled out a funny illustrated paperback named, *The Good Book, by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as told to David Evans.” It’s just a short book with humorous captioned cartoon type drawings. The one she called me […]

Sleepover 1

Tonight 2 of my grandchildren are spending the night as their parents enjoy some time away. It is a busy blessed day. I’ll elaborate tomorrow. I Found God today in my grandchildren.

More Crazy Wildlife

In the dining room, there is a large window that faces the yard with the large pine tree that holds the hawk’s nest. The grassy area has a rod iron fence around it with a sidewalk and street on the other side. We like looking out at the squirrels, birds, bunnies, and people walking their […]