Home

“You can have more than one home. You can carry your roots with you, and decide where they grow.” ~ Henning Mankell I understand more than ever that phrase “home is where the heart is…”  As my not-so-little birds have left the nest and sometimes returned for small respites then left again, well, they’ve built their own little nests where my feet have the privilege to sometimes land.  And not just my feet…my heart sure feels thankful and joyful toRead more

cling

Ugh. It’s the back to school January blues for this chick. I’ve been trying to focus my mind and have been failing miserably.  I tried thinking of all the thinks*  I’m thankful for,  prayed,  ( (things*, but I think it’s an appropriate typo, lol!)  I prepared lessons, and it all came up a bit short. It came up short that is… until I started to sing…and lift up my voice. So this song was sung/written on the way to DollarRead more

plain and simple

I went for a walk on the beach this morning. Got to see that glorious sun come up. Plain and simple. There were no whistles or bells. No stage, no one telling that sun how to optimize the experience. It slowly peeked above the horizon as the wind and waves did their thing. But it changed the whole appearance of the waves and warmed the wind and just seeing it break through the darkness always does something for me forRead more

Thankful Thursday

Sometimes, it’s good to find something good to focus on.  I mean, I’m thinking even on the most difficult of days, we can find one thing to see, to hold on to and to be thankful for. And the cool thing is, that often when we find that one thing, well, our focus helps us to find other ‘one things’. Pretty soon, we’re aware of lots of ‘one things’ in our lives and our perspective can change. That about sums up thisRead more

…a few thoughts on mashed potatoes…

It’s Thursday morning, and I just finished up my contribution for dinner tonight. I get to bring dessert, sweet potato casserole, corn, and …mashed potatoes. I had peeled the potatoes last night and let them sit in cold water overnight, just like I remember my “Grannie” and mom doing. I boiled them this morning and then got out the electric mixer to beat those potatoes…and as soon as those beaters started to spin, I could remember, “Now don’t add theRead more