My idea of spring cleaning consists of blowing the dust off the stuff on the high shelf just enough to release the cobwebs that are anchored there. When a quick puff didn’t take care of things, I reached up to pull this jar down. It’s been on my bathroom shelf since we moved to this home. Continue reading →
Posts Tagged: gratitude
Thank you for presenting me with the lessons I need. Thanks, also, for your patience while I re-learn a lot of those lessons.
Thank you for knowing how much I can handle, and for not dumping it on me all at once.
Thank you for leaves to rake, fresh air to breathe, snowflakes to anticipate and the change in the seasons.
Thank you for each new quiet morning, the fullness of the day, and the tranquility of night.
Thank you for not taking me too seriously, and for not laughing at me when I do.
Thank you for friends – those who’ve come and gone and left their mark, and those who’ve stayed for the long haul.
Thank you for family and their impact on our lives.
Thank you for giving second, third and fourth chances so that I may continue to try and get it right.
The turning leaves are enhanced by the dusting of white on the river bank. The leaves aren’t frosted in white, and the white bank isn’t covered with amber leaves. Continue reading →
Change feels like the steady slow creep to the crest of the roller coaster hill, the brief pause before the crazy descent and the exhilaration that comes from having the guts to go, without the throwing up after. Continue reading →
Sometimes your the bug. -The Bug Lyrics
Mary Chapin Carpenter
A month ago, we told Mark that his scheduled visits weren’t working for us. Continue reading →
The third anniversary of this blog quietly came and went. Continue reading →
“You guys, the site was hacked.”
“What do ya mean?”
“Somebody found a way to get into the site and change the coding.”
“How do ya know?”
“Aunt Pat called. She said she tried to open a post through Google Reader and the link to the post said something about Viagra. The Google search results are saying the site may be compromised.”
“It’s a prescription a man might take to make his penis hard.”
“Why would a guy do that?”
“So he can have sex, I guess.”
“You need a prescription to have sex?”
“So what are you gonna do?”
“I’ll have to fix it. Maybe it’s time to start over.”
“But mom, the blog has helped you and us and other people. You’ve been working on that for three years.”
“It’ll be okay, mom. You lead a charmed life, remember.”
“Thanks, guys, but you don’t need to worry about this. This is my thing to sweat about.”
“It’ll be okay, mom. I just know it.”
“Mom, you know that stuff you were saying about Mercury in Retrograde? Is it that?”
“It fits, dontcha think.”
“Why would somebody want to put Viagra on your site?”
“I dunno, honey.”
“Why would somebody hack your site?”