Another milestone….

Posted by on May 27, 2017 | 1 comment

My second born grand daughter, MacKenzie Staley, graduated yesterday from highschool. How could that be? She is still just a little tow headed little toddler? And I bet I’m not the only one that feels that way – eh Jay & Nicci? Sigh…..time marches on. ‘Kenzie’ is a beautiful, sweet, gentle and loving young lady. She is way too grown up for her age of course, but she has come thru the trials of her short life in grand style. Her beauty comes from the inside … and we are so proud of her! As we sit at your graduation, my dear, watching you ‘walk the...

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Help needed

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 | 5 comments

Jim & I find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of reaching out and asking for help. We prayed and sought our hearts and advise from friends and family on how to handle this – as we are of the ‘age’ and generation where you do it all yourself. However, we simply can’t and need to reach out. Jim and I bought this ‘last ever’ house three years ago and  were so blessed – we still believe that. It was a foreclosure and it was something we could financially afford as we both are retired and on Social Security. Unfortunately – the last 18...

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Chanukah….Day 3 Reflections

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 | 4 comments

Yes, it is only Day 3 of the Festival of Lights….another day to ‘see’ and ‘do’. Reflection of oneself can sometimes be difficult, sometimes not so pretty, sometimes a bit melancholy. And while I’m trying to focus on personal habits and nuances that need a bit tweaking in my own life, it seems that today has a  mind of its own. As our home settles back down after a whirlwind Chanukah party, toys picked up, bits of food rubbed free from the carpeting and tables and chairs put back in place, memories start drifting in and out of the atmosphere.  The quietness...

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Time to Give Thanks

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 | 3 comments

Yes, the last of the beautiful tapestry of bronze and gold leaves have succumbed to the wintery blast after being treated to summertime temperatures just a week ago.  Winter is on the cusp of being here and I’m making plans to nest inside. Not much of a snow bunny here, I must admit. That being said, this time of the year always brings long-lost memories alive as they sneak out of their closets with every spicy smell and tattered photograph.  Each sensory prick stops me in my tracks as I relive a childhood past.  Good times, bad times and times in between. Reveling in each – is a...

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Holidays bring out the smiles…

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 | 3 comments

Was going thru pics today….thinking of everything that has gone on this year…so much…so very, very much. But through it all….I am so thankful for family….this is for my family…just a smattering of thru the years –...

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A Journey called life…

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 | 0 comments

A Journey called life…

We lost a wonderful companion, friend, part of our family this morning…..her name was MORIAH – in Hebrew that means God is my teacher or God has seen me. Moriah was a gorgeous plush coated, German-bred German Shepherd and reached the age of 16 this year. She was always well-behaved, knew my every mood and thought, loved children and will forever be etched in our hearts. She was a gentle giant. Her passing leaves a huge gap in our lives and home. She is now sitting at the rainbow bridge….and I know she will be there when we meet again. Thank you Holy One for sending me this...

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