Tag Archives: family

“Best of times, worst of times”

This has been a hard post to write. I have put it off for a week wondering what to say, how to express it, what to avoid sharing. As many of you know, we recently visited Barry’s elderly parents in … Continue reading

Posted in December 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 46 Comments

Angels looking after you

All day, all night, angels looking after you, my dear… This is a song I used to sing to my kids when they were growing up. The “real” lyrics are slightly different, but we all make up words to songs, … Continue reading

Posted in December 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Turkey interrupto & other Thanksgiving chit chat

Thanksgiving, 2021 in our little house in the woods. Snowflakes tumble from the sky joining their brothers and sisters in a skiff of snow on the November landscape. Our wood stove hums in the basement heating the upstairs to a … Continue reading

Posted in November 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Oops, another misstake

I make a lot of misstakes, don’t you? For example. This morning. Item #1 for consideration: I pulled up to the Camp Coffee drive-through old vintage camper in town and ordered a cappuccino. Small, please. Thank you kindly. The sweet … Continue reading

Posted in October, 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Miracle of an October walk beside the Slate River

Every October Robin (over at the blog Breezes at Dawn) hosts Walktober. We bloggers are invited to take a walk, write about it, link back to her original post. If anyone wants to participate please read her Walktober post and … Continue reading

Posted in October, 2021 | Tagged , , , , , | 66 Comments

Mums for my mom

Guess who is coming to visit next week? If the planets align and all is well–my almost 89 year old mom will soon be coming to visit our little house in the woods! Last time she and Dad visited was … Continue reading

Posted in October, 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Let the photos do the talking

If you wait for a blogging story to appear, sometimes you might wait forever. Forever and a day, and it seems sometimes like there’s nothing to say. It occurred this week to just show you some pictures from the last … Continue reading

Posted in October, 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

What I really want to say…

I’m in downstate eastern Michigan lounging alone on my mom’s flowered pastel couch with the deep aroma of coffee beckoning. The tattered book “Wild Mind” by Natalie Goldberg peers up from the round glass table. Write, write, write, Natalie urges … Continue reading

Posted in August 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 41 Comments

Oops. Confession.

You win some, you lose some, right? On November 19th, just before Thanksgiving turkey, I vowed to give the house a thorough cleaning by Christmas. Even though our little house in the woods is always very neat and tidy–I sometimes … Continue reading

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Turkey, brussels sprout salad, hurting hearts, gratitude and thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving all you dear readers with your roasting turkeys, your whipped mashed potatoes, your savory stuffing, your brussels sprout salads, your pumpkin pies. Or perhaps you’re feasting on pizza? Coq au vin? Paella? Butternut squash risotto? Grilled cheese sandwich? … Continue reading

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