think time

So, I’ve been trying to ‘de-clutter’ the house in my spare time.  I could expound on that statement for days regarding the clutter, the trying, or the spare time.  But I’ll spare you all that conversation. What I do want to share is one of my little findings.  It was a letter written by one of my sons and it made me laugh and think and cry and all of that wrapped up into one.  But more than anything else,Read 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

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Close up

Well, I know that this probably wasn’t what was intended for this photo challenge.  I realize that most of the photos will be small images enlarged to see every little detail.  But I had come across this photo last week and just love it and think that it fits in the “close up” category as well!  You see, these little guys are on their first family (with just mom and dad and siblings) vacation to  the beach.  All that day,Read more

Last man out

Living life takes courage.  Period.  It just does. And I see examples of courage everyday.  I see them at home, at work, in the community.  And a few nights a week in the Spring?  I see them on the baseball field. When the bases are loaded, your team is down by one in a game between rivals that has been anticipated for months, and it’s the last inning? Yep, it takes courage to stand at bat and swing for theRead more

Simple Design

For a season it beautifully blooms because that’s what it was designed to do And we can all enjoy the beauty Then…the blooms fade and the work begins For flowers weren’t just made to bloom and be beautiful They have a purpose Yes, the flower’s work is to make seeds Seeds that will be planted, Seeds that will spread and grow and impact their little space. and impact their world and one day, bear flowers that bloom beautifully Flowers that willRead more

Agitated.

Agitated. That’s the word. Agitated. The way you feel when you’re being tossled around from one thing to the next and you want to come up for air and have a breather, but you just get bumped again. Yep. Agitated. The word that describes how it feels to to get bumped and to either not be able to do anything about it or to choose to remain quiet and appear to not respond to the agitation because you know it’sRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge – Learning

I initially posted this in September,but couldn’t resist posting again because of today’s Daily Prompt Challenge – Learning Style. This little guy is definitely a kinesthetic learner…he learns by doing.. He was born with a natural curiosity. From the time he was a little boy, he was exploring, finding, observing, discovering, creating, and learning about his world. His curiosity propelled him to learn things by observing and interacting with his environment and he conquered woods and streams, oceans and backyards.Read more

the little things

I put a wreath on the door today. It was just a simple thing. I didn’t even know if anyone would really notice. I loved the simplicity of the wreath with evergreens and pine cones and white lights. I added a shimmery purple ribbon and it reminded me of an advent wreath. All of my children would be coming home and under one roof for Thanksgiving, and from the time they walked through the door to the time they left,Read more

Daily Prompt~ Moved to Tears

When was the last time I was moved to tears by something beautiful? Yesterday. It was an airport moment. Saw my son walking down the corridor. (This after direction from my youngest son who said, “Mom don’t you see him? There he is!” My eyes aren’t what they used to be.) The son who was abroad from January to the end of May and then living outside of NYC from the end of May until now. The son who hasRead more