there are places

I wrote a blog entry when both my children were in high school, about how parenting is a series of good-byes. And in reality, the truer statement might be that life is a series of good-byes. People and places we love and care for. Which eventually, often times more than once, we have to tearfully … More there are places

trip talk

I have contemplated this entry for a while. I have not written anything yet for a few reasons. The main one being it took time to process my thoughts. Another is that I’m still processing my thoughts. Yet, I think it’s important to go ahead and put something out there. And…I’m reminded one doesn’t have … More trip talk

on the shelf

Last year I attempted and finally succeeded in reading a rather lengthy novel, The Goldfinch. It is 771 pages. I am a fairly fast reader, but due to the enormity of it and the immensity of life situations, I returned The Goldfinch to the library when I reached about the half way point. I did not want … More on the shelf

the list

bucket list goals things to do The names sound trite and I don’t like them.  The best label I’ve come up with so far is “life list”.  Or maybe I should call it “the growing old together without getting bored list.” Let me explain.  After a fairly intense conversation with my husband, I’ve come to … More the list