just because

If January was a person. I don’t think I’d like her so well. She is moody and unpredictable and has let me down again and again. Frankly, I find her to be mean. Cold, abrasive and calculating in her unkindness. But I’ve decided to give her another chance. Maybe we can actually be friends, after … More just because

unexpected

I have experienced the unexpected this week. Not in a huge way, as in nothing revolutionary happened. Nothing far out of the ordinary, I suppose. Yet. Thinking back to Sunday, which was Palm Sunday. My son was in Kentucky for his spring break and performed a recital in Louisville. His sister surprised him by attending. … More unexpected

struggle

My personal belief is that one of the best parts of the holiday season is the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All the gift hoopla is over. No more worries about whether a clothing item is going to fit someone or baking deadlines. I am fortunate to be able to take some … More struggle

hate to be

I’m thankful for them, yet I hate to be a worry. This week at least two friends have asked if I am okay. They were legitimately concerned. Which means I am showing the outward signs of not being so. Here’s the thing……. I am fairly decent at hiding the down and outs of everyday life. … More hate to be

hit home

I don’t believe I’ve ever posted like this. A link to someone else’s blog: when your dreams have shattered Someone I don’t know but at some point started following. I happened to see her post today. And it hit. Home. Exactly where I am at this morning. Oh, I probably will feel better later today. … More hit home

alright to be sad

My daughter and I cherish our Thursday nights and Saturday mornings at Fitness Boxing.  Our local YMCA offers a class, taught by a cool middle aged guy named James.  We’ve developed a fondness for James.  Perhaps partly because of our own personal James [my son/her brother].  Alas, James the boxing instructor could not teach our … More alright to be sad