…a few thoughts on preparation…

As many of you are probably aware, the East Coast has had a bit of a storm this week. Hurricane Florence made her presence known and hit Wrightsville Beach on Friday.  (Have I mentioned my son that goes to UNCW lives on Wrightsville Beach?…He can see the ocean from his balcony (or roof as he often does, and feel the wind and ocean air every time he walks out the door.)  I even  have some visuals of his place.  (GotRead more

difference…

  Serenity… can be… “acceptance of what you can’t change courage to change the things you can wisdom to know the difference…” (Reinhold Niebuhr) Serenity can also be… just taking a walk and having eyes to see the beauty all around that needs no changing. Thankful for that. Yep…thankful that no matter how many things there are that might appear to need changing, that there are so many more things (and things that are so not ‘things’, as in people)Read more

…up on a roof… (Not-so-Wordless Wednesday)

So I’m usually thankful when my kids are under one roof… but this time it was fun to be ‘up on a roof.’ It wasn’t with all of my kids, it was with just one. And it was definitely great to be able to spend time with Chase on his turf…even when part of the turf he enjoys most is …a roof. Can’t blame him. (Am thinking James Taylor and Carole King would agree for sure. Yep, the link toRead more

time well spent

So the cold snap has hit. Our weatherman said, “so the pattern is crazy cold for awhile.”  But it didn’t keep  Chase and I away from our walk at the river. Correction. It almost did. But we bundled up and braved the cold.  As we neared the river’s edge, it was cool to see how light danced and sparkled like stars on the water. The cold didn’t change that. The berries seemed even more red against the background of all ofRead more