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Friday, February 20, 2015

Just the way it is

Feeling a bit blah, not even too motivated to write. Maybe it's the harsh weather or maybe the lack of sun or maybe it just is. A day off work today to just catch up on things. Coffee, banana bread, my dog curled up at the foot of my bed. Kids all doing school work in their rooms. There's a coziness about the day. Let the temperature drop outside and let the wind howl away. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mikey in Haiti

And so, here is Mikey, on his feet for the first time on his own. His look toward my Anna says it all. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 6, 2015

My Anna is Haiti

We got my 21 year old daughter off to Haiti, where she teaches and also works with a special needs little boy named Mikey. Yesterday the container arrived in Cap Haitien by boat and his new stander was on it! Today my Anna will put it together and start getting little Mikey on his feet. He's going to "hate her" for it. But it's a good kind of hate. He's either lain in a crib or been carried around all of his 7 years. To get him standing is going to be amazing. I am so looking forward to her... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Birthday Girl

It's my baby girl's birthday. She is 23. My oldest. I sit and ponder...just where does time go? We rush through the years, frantically at times, and then all of a sudden we find ourselves at a standstill of sorts. Looking back. Many good memories. Some not so good. Things I'd do differently. Things I wouldn't change. A mystery it is....this thing called life. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Christmas Dolls

Every year, Mom would get my sister and I a new doll for Christmas. She would have them sitting in the chairs when we walked into the living room on Christmas morning. This was my Patricia ( on the left) and my sister's Jean (on the right). Thanks Mom, for the precious memory. I'm missing you every day. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Brrrr is the Word!

It's cold out today. VERY cold. Schools have canceled classes (not an issue for us, as we homeschool), people are choosing to stay home from work, my dog is balking at doing his duty in the backyard. Yep, it's cold. My 13 yr old has a dentist appointment today and I wish I could cancel. But I figure we can muddle through since we can autostart the car from inside to warm it up, and once we get to the dentist, we only have to walk about 20 ft to the door. Yet I'm sure I'll sit here on the couch... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Story of my Life

"Everyone has a story" seems to be the newest buzz phrase going around these days. I like it. There's a depth to it. And most of all, there's total truth to it. Yes, everyone has a story. EVERYONE. My cousin's daughter works for a magazine for seniors. They put a lot of heartfelt effort into listening to, organizing and writing the life stories of the older generation. It's a beautiful thing....I want to try to incorporate that kind of writing into my life. It seems to me to have such purpose. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve

New Year's time flies. 2015 tomorrow. The kids are all going to friends houses tonight, leaving mom and dad home alone.....with the dog. That's ok with me. Chicken pizza, a movie, to sleep before midnight. It's all good. As far as only resolution is to have none. That one, I will have no trouble keeping. What is everyone else planning for tonight? Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


My mom's passing brought old friends out of the woodwork this past July. It has been an incredible time of reconnecting. I find that as I get older, it is relationships that matter most in life. I wish we could have this same view when we are young. But I suppose that is life and growth and the way it is meant to be. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

So Happy to be Back

I am so happy to be back. I have thought of all of you over the years and have so missed being here! Has it really been since 2009? How quickly time passes. So much has happened since then. My nephew was just coming to live with us at the time I went off blogit. He is now engaged to the daughter of our good friends. One of my daughters is now married, another has been traveling out of country (her goal is to start a Special Needs Childrens' Home in Haiti). My job has changed dramatically (in a... Sign in to see full entry.

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