My Favorite Tree It rises up above our two-story home, its green, leafy branches pointing skyward like an emerald beacon. It’s my favorite tree. We planted it in 1997, about four years after we moved into the home in which we still live. The main reason I love this tree, is that it is one … More How One Lovely Tree Marks The Seasons of Life
What has four long legs, curly apricot-colored hair, a brown nose, gold eyes, floppy ears and a tail that waves like some sort of fluffy banner? Not really what, but who? It’s Boone, our Australian Labradoodle. Happy Booneiversary Today is a special day for us and for Boone. It is the one year anniversary of … More Celebrating A Remarkable Year With A Cute Little Dood
More Than Just a Piece of Furniture The little wooden rocking chair sits in the corner of the landing at the top of the stairs. It is waiting — waiting for some tiny child to come along and resurrect its purpose. The chair is almost as old as me. You could probably call it … More One Good Way I’m Preparing For The Next Empty Nest Phase
Easter is different in the empty nest. Gone are the years of Easter baskets, Easter outfits and Easter egg hunts. It’s much quieter, much more introspective. It’s not necessarily a bad thing — just different. Childhood Easters Easter was always a time for big family gatherings when I was growing up. In preparation for … More What’s The Best Thing About Easter In The Empty Nest?