nearly perfect

There are days when I wake up and can hardly imagine getting out of my bed. Small exaggeration, yes. But I don’t want to get up. A slight headache. The knowledge it’s going to be a long day. Probably won’t be done until 8pm. Which for some people is normal but for me it seems late. … More nearly perfect

lipstick

I was with three girls yesterday. Two are in middle school, one in high school. It was a snow day, so they were bored and wanted to get out. Honored they’d pick me to spend time with [hey, I’m old!], I picked them up for a late lunch. We chatted along….music, school, what they received … More lipstick

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

18 summers

Happy birthday to the loveliest of daughters….mine! Today she turns 18, and I’m reminded of what I’d say is the best parenting advice I ever heard. You only get 18 summers. It’s cliche but the years do fly by and then BOOM(!), it’s over. No longer children. The realization that a chapter of life is … More 18 summers

happy

You haven’t written a blog entry in a while. I’ve heard that a few times lately, mainly from my daughter. And yes, factually, it’s true. I have not posted an entry since July 14, over a month ago. Why? Well mostly because I haven’t had the urge to write anything. And also, I think maybe, … More happy

up and down

My son Jamie came home this weekend to run a 5K with me. Neither of us did as well as we would have liked. We’re blaming the hilly course and the fact race day was the warmest day of the year so far.  My right heel has been giving me fits as well. I’m not sure … More up and down

I found myself

I found myself pleased with a realization.  As I left the cathedral yesterday morning, the place I’ve been worshiping these last few months, I found myself to be happy.  While I realize one should, under good and normal circumstances leave one’s place of worship in a cheerful mood, I have had a dark shadow fall … More I found myself