Girl’s Day

Today my sister came over, so it was girls day at the house with my mom and her 3 daughters. I did take advantage of the situation and snuck out for a massage, which was amazing. Other than that, we didn’t really do anything special, just visited and did some cleaning and worked on a […]

Outside News

This morning my mom and I got outside while the sun was warm and the air was cool. I got her all set up on the porch with a book and her water bottle while I worked in the garden area. The HOA has been working on fire mitigation and removed our 3 bushes that […]

Cemetery and Visitation

Today my mother and I made a trip out to the cemetery after her haircut. It was a beautiful day and we had not been able to get out there for Memorial Day. We were greeted by many large flags on poles at the entrance that weren’t there before. We drove around to the place […]

Staying Connected

I saw a quote today from TobyMac that I thought was a beautiful reminder of how important it is to remain connected to God: “When Job had everything, he prayed. When he had nothing, he still prayed. Prayer isn’t about your circumstance. It is about who God is.” I Found God in a reminder of […]

Blessed Friendship

Today I was so fortunate to visit with some friends from out of state. I met the woman through our church and youth ministry. Her husband was raised here, so we were able to reminisce about what the town was like many years ago. We shared challenges of caring for parents and we shared joys […]

Take the Day

I chatted with a neighbor today whose mother had recently died. We exchanged sorrows for a while, then moved to grateful that the sun was shining. He said we should, “Take the day for what it offers.” I liked that thought. It’s a reminder that each day is full of unforseen possibilities. I may have […]


After working in the Florida Everglades for the winter, my brother was happy to be finished. While he was there, he pretty much wore out his little camping trailer. Constant heat and humidity left it in pretty poor shape. Before he left Florida, he purchased a new one. After he picked it up and tested […]


Since my son has been away for the funeral, his roommate and girlfriend have been taking turns caring for his dog. Today was our turn. My son’s girlfriend dropped off the dog bright and early this morning. She followed me all over and was clearly confused as to what was happening. Then I had a […]


A couple of days ago, my friend’s mom completed her cancer treatments. My friend shared a video of her ringing the bell. It was too cute. Today, I met with my prayer group. One of the men found out that he had cancer several months ago. He declined treatment as the doctors couldn’t promise him […]

Trust In

Today I was happy to go for a walk at the park. This park had a couple of playgrounds for children and a large astroturf field. As I walked past one playground, a man was encouraging a toddler to climb on the structure, taking him through it step by step. The child accomplished the task […]