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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Paperwork, Pizza and Tears

I am at work and I just wrapped up our papework from Sunday 12-31-17. I wrote Goodbye 2017 on the top of them and threw them in the Iron Mountain storage box. I am feeling so sad.....like somehow I am betraying Dad by turning the corner into 2018, the first of all of the rest of the years that he will never see. And now I'm bawling..... And I'm going to break soon to eat 4 peices of homemade pizza that my daughter sent with me tonight. Sigh. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Cold, Cold, Cold...and Goodbye 2017

It is deadly cold out! My heart hurts, as I heard of a dog who was left out on the porch in this weather. He, of course, froze to death. How can people be so cruel? My own Pups....we open the back door, let him run out and do his business and then he runs right back in. We don't take our eyes off of him until he is cozy and warm back in the den. I have to try to keep my mind from wondering how many animals that I don't know about, are out in this sub zero weather. My friend saw a cat, huddled on... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Aunt Jessie's Book and Little Women and my life story

Reading Aunt Jessie's book about her life and watching the movie "Little Women" on Christmas Eve night with the kids, remotivated me to get going once again on my Life Story. My daughter encouraged me to view it as Memoirs so that I don't get overwhelmed about going in order...that seems to be what stops me. Wondering, how can I remember everything that has happened to me and how can I convey it? And what if I remember something later and then it's all out of order? So,yes, writing it as memoirs... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Such a treasure

My great great Aunt wrote down memoirs from her life. I found them while going through my Dad’s belongings. I feel so very blessed to have found the little book, which is dated May of 1956 and I wonder why Dad never told me about it in all these years. The first chapter is titled ‘Four Acres” and it looks like my great-great Aunt Jessie either started it with her own poem or found a fitting one. “I Remember, I remember The house where I was born..... The little window where the sun Came peeping... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Oh my-have I ever been gone a long time!!! Not sure why.... life just flies by and there are just stretches of time when one isn’t in the mood to write. I hope all my blogit friends are well—�I plan on catching up with your many posts over the next few days. Life is rolling right along here. Ellie has adjusted very well to her new school-to the point of getting called out for talking in math class. For her, with her history of shyness and anxiety, that is a plus! Anna and her husband had to... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Not much new on this front. Ellie is adjusting well to her new school but continues to be appalled at how disrespectful kids are toward the teachers. She said she is doing her best to not get pulled into that behaviour and she has even made an effort to say goodbye and thank you to her teachers as she leaves class. She has a good heart.....I am grateful. The weather is crazy. Kind of up and down and I can't tell if I'm hot or cold. So Ive been wearing shorts and a jacket. It works. Im looking... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Well, I slept straight through the eclipse. I had gotten home from work at 0800 and set my alarm for 11:00, but when it went off, I forgot why I had set it. I went right back to sleep, woke up at 4PM but everything was over by then. It was cloudy here anyway, but still… Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 18, 2017

This and That

There have been a lot of tears this week, as my 16 year old, Ellie, transferred to a perfoming arts highschool. The academics are intense but the dance hours are even more so. She conditions and dances from 2-5 every day after her classes are done. She was questioning at first, if she even fit in at the school, but a beautful email to her, written by the head of the dance department, assured her and gave her some comfort. I, too, was moved by it. In other news, my Sarah got herself a real old... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Pink and Lace-Not

The weather has been absolutely beautiful. Our church next door borrowed our yard for Vacation Bible School games yesterday....I was sleeping from working all night but honestly the noise didn't bother me. It was almost comforting. My daughters painted one of the bedrooms.....a gray, olive color which came out beautiful and 2 of my other children were over helping at the VBS. Later on, in the evening, my nephew came over with his wife and 2 month old daugher. I could tell at a glance who dressed... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 11, 2017

A Bit of Everything

A week off work and I didn't get as much done as I wanted to, but who ever does? Our second oldest (Anna) came home from Alaska where her husband (Stephen) is training to be a missionary pilot. He will come home next week. They then have speaking engagments, family and friends to visit and errands to get done before packing up and heading back to the orphanage in Haiti, where they teach from September until May. It is nice having her home, but it is also exciting to see her fly off to follow her... Sign in to see full entry.

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