Tag Archives: family

Winter winked its lazy ice-blue eye at us this morning.

Winter winked its lazy ice-blue eye at us this morning. Thirty seven autumn degrees, it nodded. Prepare thyselves. I am coming. Just around the pumpkin bend. Dig up those garden carrots. Finish those bunching onions. I’m coming first for the … Continue reading

Posted in September 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

Should I stay or should I go?

I am feeling so much indecision these days.  Are any of you feeling the same? Let’s take a simple action like driving into the “big city” of Marquette tomorrow or the next day.  I need new summer pajamas, a lightweight … Continue reading

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

In the shadow of one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes

      This morning I paused and looked at photos from our gala Italian wedding trip last June.  Most of you may recall reading about that here on the blog recently, one year later, but better late than never, … Continue reading

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Birthday seashells and blessings (like friends, electricity and raspberry crumble)

Today is my birthday. Sixty three years old, or so the birth certificate says. My mom agrees–back in 1957 she gave birth to her first little baby some time just after 1 a.m. She doesn’t remember the exact time, and … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 61 Comments

One year memories of Positano, Italy wedding

Such a nostalgic day!  One year ago today–June 22, 2019–our daughter and her fiance married in Positano, Italy. It was the trip of a lifetime.  Twenty of us traveled across the ocean from the United States to see the bride … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

Dad’s phantom 85th birthday and an upcoming Italian wedding

There is not one thought in this head. Can a person write a blog with nothing in the world to say?  With no important theme to share?  Nothing strung together in connected paragraphs? Let us try. Today shines forth as … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

How big can our love be?

I often wonder. How big can our love be? Does it stop with ourselves?  Is our love only for our individual human self, our Kathy, our John, our Diana, our Lee Ann, our own precious being wearing this human flesh? … Continue reading

Posted in January, 2019 | Tagged , , , , , | 35 Comments

The Christmas Eve blues

  Dear Blogging Friends, I am having one of “those” Christmas Eve moments.  I’m sure some of you have had them too.  Those moments when you’re suddenly feeling blue, out-of-sorts, dismal.  It’s not yet time to open gifties (that’s tomorrow … Continue reading

Posted in December 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

Gorgeous glowing glass & gardens in Seattle, Washington

  Say you decide to visit the Pacific Northwest.  Say you find yourself in Seattle, Washington.  Say you find yourself with a full afternoon to explore the bustling city.  Where might you visit?  What might you do? Many folks head … Continue reading

Posted in June 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day weekend (random blogging musings)

I am having so much trouble writing a blog these days.  There’s either nothing to say, or too much to say. It doesn’t feel easy and carefree in ways that it used to be. It appears I may quit blogging … Continue reading

Posted in May 2018 | Tagged , , , , , | 31 Comments