Opportunity

Perfect Day Arrived

Today was a gorgeous day to head up to the mountains. We had been wanting to get up to the cabin and had been waiting for a day just like today. The sky was the most beautiful blue and clear. The temperature was perfect. The traffic was light. My parents, sister, son, and I all […]

Spa Day Two

The past 2 days have been full of relaxation and conversation. It felt amazing to be pampered. And I enjoyed chatting with many different people. Yesterday, the young woman who did my nails and I found quite a lot of interesting things to talk about. She told me that she had recently become certified to […]

Depth Perception

Tonight my prayer group talked about the upcoming Gospel for Sunday which is the account of the Transfiguration of Jesus. In the story, three of Jesus’ disciples witness Jesus in His glory. Then, they are overshadowed by a cloud – God – who tells them to listen to Jesus. In our discussion, we realized that […]

The 2nd Vaccine

Yes, that’s right. Today my parents received their 2nd COVID-19 vaccine. They were scheduled to go after lunch, but we got a phone call a few hours earlier saying they could go at any time. So, we got ready and headed out. On the way, we said a prayer thanking God for the opportunity and […]

A Happy V-Day

We have been excitedly waiting for this day for a couple of weeks. This afternoon my parents and I headed over to the local hospital for their coronavirus vaccinations. After check-in, we walked into the conference room converted into a clinic. We were greeted by a friendly nurse who took each parent right over to […]

Carpe Solis

One of my mottos is “carpe diem” – seize the moment. When an opportunity presents itself to accomplish something, take care of something, or do something, I try to take advantage of it. Usually we are able to spend at least a few minutes in the morning sunshine. But this morning was cloudy and cold. […]

Vaccine Coming Soon

Today I was sitting near my mom as she was reviewing her emails on her iPad. She started reading slowly out loud, “Urgent message from your healthcare provider to schedule your covid-19 vaccine . . .” I yelled, jumped over to her, and literally yanked the iPad out of her hand. It was true. The […]

Friend’s Surprise Vaccine

Like most people, we have been watching for the opportunity to receive the coronavirus vaccine. My parents and I are all connected to the same health care system. They sent us each an email a couple weeks ago stating that they would let us know when it is our turn to get the injection. At […]

More Prayer This Year

We attended Mass online again this morning and listened to an additional homily. Later in the day, my dad and I drove up to the church and dropped off the presents we bought for the “giving tree”. Even though we haven’t been able to attend Mass inside the church, we have been doing our best […]

Stress to Serenity

My dad turned on the election results last night for a while and it became apparent that there wasn’t going to be a clear cut winner for the presidency. He got up this morning and tuned in to find out there was really not much change. It was a gorgeous day here and everyone felt […]