In these uncertain times, a gift reminds me the world is still good.
Find your joy in nature. I share one way I like to do that – chasing sunsets.
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.” -Matthew 6:1 I cradled my coffee and watched as two tow trucks played tug-of-war on the cul-de-sac out my front window. It was Friday morning after… Continue reading Who Done It?
Embracing the unknown, something we have all done amidst Covid, leads to unexpected gifts.
So, I had my first grandchild in August… He lives 1,000 miles away, which could be around the world, since I have limited vacation time. 🙁 Before his birth, so many people asked, “Aren’t you excited?” and I would answer politely, “Oh, sure,” but honestly, I wondered how much difference it would make in my… Continue reading On Becoming a Grandma
My Adventures in the Boundary Water include meeting a bear and her cub. This took place in August 2017. Before you venture into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area between MN and Canada you must watch a video explaining “Leave No Trace.” And if you are fortunate to have experienced friends, they will insist you carry… Continue reading Leave No Trace
I love all gifts and there are many. There are nearly predictable bouquets and candy for Mother’s Day and if you saw the one I received, you might be jealous. It seemed to bloom out of the box! I added water and it expanded, exploded with colors and variety. It’s gorgeous and going strong. It… Continue reading Unexpected Gifts
It’s complicated. Mothers aren’t perfect. Don’t I know it? The pressure of being celebrated can be uncomfortable. What about my Uncle Ding? He definitely made a better “grammy” than his sister I called by that name. Ugh. I think of my own mother. I know there was a time in our relationship that I did… Continue reading Mother’s Day is Loaded
I was at my favorite open space which reminds me of the Andy Wyeth painting “Christina’s World,” an old farm now lined with walking trails. I had had numerous run-ins with Boomer at this venue, so he generally comes to mind. Boomer is the beloved dog of Someone Who Thinks He is Wonderful, like most… Continue reading Boomer and the Bench