Following a stone pathway down to a small brook gurgling past a small cottage, she sat down on a big log by the brook, glancing around her. The smoke of burning pinion from adobe chimneys wafted through the air, reminiscent of her favorite place in autumn. She loved the air here any time of year, … Continue reading My Favorite Place|NaPoWriMo Day Twelve
Today's challenge is to write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. There are a couple of ways of doing this. You could write a poem of 26 words, in which each word begins with a successive letter of the alphabet. You could write a poem of 26 lines, … Continue reading The ABC Poem or Abecedarian Poetry–NaPoWriMo Day 10
Money. Simple money. Figures on a bank app show we have enough. Enough to pay our bills, buy our food, and even, fortunately, and thank God, enough to share with others. Are we rich? No. Put us on an American class scale and we'd tilt the scales to middle middle class. Not rich. Not poor. … Continue reading Money and Henry the Rooster–NaPoWriMo Day 7
This felt like me today for sure! I didn't fall, but I felt like I had been run over by a mack truck this morning. I hurt, I felt mean, and I was jittery as that squirrel on Hoodwinked with coffee. I took my husband to work because I needed the car for a lunch … Continue reading Let Us Love One Another and Then…Let’s Eat Chocolate!!
I want the whole world to know I am now a Grandmama!! Milo was born yesterday afternoon, 1/24/15, at 4:04 in the afternoon in Aurora, IL. He weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. Mama, Papa, and baby are all doing well, although little Milo did put his mother through a … Continue reading MILO
It has been 14 years today since Mother passed away and I still miss her. Actually, the longer time goes on and the older I get, the more I understand her better and miss her. I wish I could apologize for some of the things I thought and said to her. She was older than … Continue reading Missing Mother
Luke 2:1-14 The Birth of Jesus At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Red is the soft yarn, Full of possibilities, Warm cozy yarn love. Life is full of possibilities every single day. We see and are given many beautiful gifts every moment, but often miss them because we are so focused on the past or the future or the pain of the present moment. When I … Continue reading Red Yarn
I love springtime anywhere, but I think the longhorn cattle in the Texas bluebonnets love it even more. I love music by young people. They rearrange notes that come out fresh and young, sounding like hope. I love Oikos apple pie yogurt. It's health and home in every bite. I love new babies and their … Continue reading Things I Love–A Poem
About a week ago I bought a little app for jigsaw puzzles. The neat thing about it is that you can use your own photos to make any puzzle you want. You can make them as complicated (550 pieces) or as simple (42 pieces) as you want. I started out with some of the puzzles … Continue reading How Well We Know the Ones We Love