Big Birthday Bash

Today we were able to get together with most of the family to celebrate my mom’s upcoming 91st birthday. We gathered at the house for a bit for snacks and gifts. My mom received a box of hand dipped and decorated cookies, a puzzle made with family photos, and a tumbler that my daughter-in-law made […]

Best of Both

My granddaughter joined the “Music Club” at her elementary school. They practiced their singing after school and had a concert this evening. Since the weather was decent, I walked over to the school pushing my mom in the wheelchair. We met my son and his family there who had a place for us to sit. […]

Power of Music

A friend reminded me today of the difference that music can make in our lives. The lyrics to a song, such as I wrote yesterday, can touch our hearts. Combine the words with the movements of the melody and we can be swept away with thoughts, memories, and emotions – both good and bad. I […]

Finally Shen Yun

Three years ago my sister and I purchased tickets for Shen Yun. It was cancelled due to COVID-19. For the past three years, we have been trying to reschedule the tickets to no avail. There was always something that would deter us from going. Earlier this week, my sister told me the show was coming […]


Since it was St Patrick’s Day today, after my mom got dressed in her green attire, she went through her song books and played Irish songs on the piano. I loved listening to her play. For my part, I spent the majority of the day in the kitchen. I made Guinness beef stew and two […]

Back At It

My mom’s friend came over today after weeks of not visiting. My mom wore the fancy music lounge pants that she got for Christmas. After a couple practice rounds, they played the Christmas songs. I loved it. It was so good to have a friend over and to hear them play together again. I Found […]

Prepare Ye

For the past week or so, we have been talking about the movie, “Godspell”. We always loved the music and sang a couple of the tunes. Neither mom nor I have the stamina to get to church, so we went downstairs to the big TV. The Mass we landed on was the one from the […]

Lord Bless You

Yesterday a friend sent me a New Year’s prayer: “May the Lord bless you and keep you, May the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26. It is one of my and mom’s favorite scriptures. […]

Bocelli Music

On the Hallow app which I use daily, they have Advent/Christmas music by the Bocelli family that I listened to tonight. Of course, it was beautiful. There was also a quote by Andrea Bocelli, “I do not think anyone can ever do anything without the help and will of God.” What a blessing it was […]

Another Pianist

Today another home health therapist came to visit mom and check on her swallowing. Mom can struggle chewing and swallowing, particularly meat. The therapist said everything is functioning pretty well and gave us some handy tips, such as eating several small meals during the day and stacking up the calories at meals when she is […]