“Seeing” people

People tell me I am nice. They tell me I am kind.  I don’t know about that.  But I will tell you that in my day to day I try hard to “see” people and let them know they are seen. It’s important I think for people to know that we see them.  The cashier…

Catching up–Volume 3: House stuff

I hired a decorator. Let me give you a little background.  My parents spent most of their marriage on the brink of financial disaster.  When they parted ways in 1988, they left our childhood home with a suitcase each–cars repossessed, house sold for less than they owed–to take up residence with friends and family.  They never…

Catching up–Volume 2: Alaska

I am completely unworthy to describe or comment on what I saw in Alaska.  Its magnificence and power must be seen to be truly appreciated; words and even photographs do not come close to doing it justice.  I will try to provide both, however, simply because I was so moved by the experience. My family…

Catching up–Volume 1: Brian’s graduation

So much has happened in the last month that I have to divide it into multiple posts; otherwise, even I will get tired of reading it. volume 1-Brian’s graduation volume 2-cruise to Alaska volume 3-house stuff volume 4-my first royalty payment volume 5-writing again Brian, our younger son, graduated from high school on May 29.  Though…

Been a little out of touch…

Ok…so…I’ve NOT been ignoring my blog on purpose…it’s just that everything seems to be happening at once. After Kevin graduated on May 4th, we moved him home on May 5th–only to have to clear away debris in every room in the house so the painters could paint beginning on May 7th.  Will someone please slap…