a little birdseed

I bought bird seed at the store today.  Given all of the things going on this week, well, it seemed like a good thing to do. I didn’t rush in to the store. I made myself slow down.  I made eye contact with the people around me, said hi to the clerk who then said, “Welcome to Dollar General…”  A sweet older man said, “Hi”,  then acted surprised and said, “Now aren’t you pretty.”   It was then my turn toRead more

Walking Shoes

The other day, Austin and I went hiking. While we were just beginning our walk, Austin said, “Oh I forgot my boots. Do you know where my boots are?” He has a great pair of hiking boots that he got for a trip that he took to Alaska a few summers back.Since he is away at college most of the time, he wasn’t quite sure where in our house they were. (To be honest, I’m not quite sure either.) ButRead more