When leaving on a trip or going back to college after a family get together , my dad would hug us kids and tell us to ” Be Particular ” or ” Keep your ship pointed north “. He needed to tell us this because after all of us going through a tough divorce with our parents, my brothers and I were a bit on … Continue reading Keeping Our Ship Pointed North
I don’t mean to be a wet blanket, but I hate July. Hate it. Besides being one of the hottest months of the year, it is also a month full of anniversaries of the heart for me. Without even realizing it I start feeling a sense of dread about this time every year. Then I remember… it’s that time again. I lost my dad at … Continue reading Blessed Indeed
What do you say to someone who is going through hardships and is tired and wants to just check out… permanently? I have had that conversation with a loved one and let me tell you , it is heart wrenching . When he told me that he just wanted to go home and be with his mother and his maternal grandfather I told him we … Continue reading What would you say?
” She had traveled the world and had seen many beautiful and strange places, but she said that she still loved home the best”.
Continue reading What She Said… “she had traveled the world and had seen many beautiful places but she still loved home the best”.
Even though I am in my fifties, nearing sixty, there is something about the first days of summer that has me feeling like a kid again. I start dreaming about going swimming, sleeping in, reading some good summery books, going to the beach… I pull out my white shorts, button down men’s shirts and sandals, which is my summer uniform, let my hair go crazy … Continue reading Summertime
When I was growing up, I often searched out places to hide out and read, draw, or ponder. In a family of extroverts, I was an oddity, or so I felt. My brothers told me no one knew that they had a sister, but that was ok with me! I just wanted to be alone, it may not have seemed healthy , but to me … Continue reading A place to call our own
I hope this summer is finding you staying cool, enjoying life, maybe slowing down a bit. Maybe calling a few girlfriends to get together for drinks, shopping expeditions, or a movie. Usually there are only a few that you share your innermost thoughts, dreams and day to day life with. We know many, and love many, but a handful of people are who you can … Continue reading The Importance Of Girlfriends…
It’s officially here….. Summer time! For us in the panhandle of Florida , summer is the longest season of the year. Time to relax, shed the excess clothing, and pare down our schedules in order to enjoy life a bit more. At my home, it is the time when life slows down. The heat can get oppressive, so sitting in the shade, with a cool … Continue reading Summertime, where the living is easy…
A couple of years ago, I went through a terrible time in my life. Plain and simple, I lost two family members within six months of each other. I always thought I was a strong person, having been a single mama with a sweet little girl, working hard to get somewhere, I thought I could handle most anything. Wrong. Sometimes life grabs you by … Continue reading Connecting The Dots…
How beautiful have these days been!!! I always love the springtime, the windows in my house are opened to let the breezes blow the cobwebs out, freshen up everything and revive my senses. I plant new plants and see our strawberries from last year have wintered over and are producing beautiful red berries. The iris moved from mama’s yard are blooming purple and … Continue reading In My Garden