a few thoughts on value…

It’s been a rainy, kind of full (aw-full) week, but today was a beautiful, sunny day. After a full morning, I went to run some errands which included going to the library. Spent  a little time getting some things together and then needed to print them. As I went to the printer, a teacher friend from years gone by was right there. It was so fun to connect and laugh and reminisce for  a bit. I don’t think we were talkingRead more

Silent Sunday

Thankful for a man who cares about the little things. Sure makes it easier when we differ so much on some of the big… (“Opposites attract” could be an understatement for me and my man, but it’s kept things lively, and always an adventure, no doubt.) Thankful for the grace that helps us meet in the middle. Flowers fade, but the memories of all of those ‘little things’ live on. Yes. Thankful for that on this (not-so-silent ) ‘Silent Sunday’.Read more

Thankful Thursday

Thankful for …my walks at the river and that this time, when I asked, everyone said, “No, not today…” but then when I was ready to go, there were two sons and one husband ready to go along for the ride…and the walk. Sweet surprise. Love going for a walk, but love it more when there’s someone walking beside me. Thankful for walks that include walking and talking, and walking and not. Silence feels right at home in the woods.Read more

Thankful Thursday

On this ‘Thankful Thursday, am thankful for… …for sun…and rain…and sunflowers in the rain. …for the way the seed from bird feeders has allowed for these beauties to pop up in some of the most inopportune places…and that even though they looked like weeds, I didn’t pull these sunflowers because I knew what potential for beauty they held. They were worth the wait. …for looking on the bright side of having old cars: no car payment,  low insurance rates, andRead more

…a few thoughts on husbands…

Yes, I have a few thoughts on husbands.  Correction.  Husband. Singular. Meaning mine. I’ve joked (sort of) in other posts that my husband is a ‘man among men’ in many ways. (And sadly, this was said more humorously than amorously…)  He is stubborn, thinks he’s invincible, and often doesn’t filter his thoughts through his brain before they come out of his mouth.  He will probably admit to all of the above freely.  He lives with an extreme intensity which hasRead more

Thankful Thursday

So, the ride home the other day was beautiful. Lately, the sun has been down by the time I am driving home from work, so it was awesome to see the light for sure. I intentionally left work a bit early and called my son…the one who is home from college and leaves in a few days…the one who I have seen off and on, but who has been really busy. I called him and said, “Hey, do you wantRead more

Thankful Thursday

Today, I’m thankful for sunlight.  I’m thankful for sunlight filtered through trees, for sunlight shimmering on the water, for sunlight on my face and the warmth that is so much more than heat. I’m thankful for walks and talks with a  dear friend…for the laughter, and words, and just time well spent that comes when we take a little bit of time out of our busy, busy days just to do the stuff that matters. I’m thankful for projects…big, long-term,Read more