Wow. What a year! It has been the longest year and the shortest one at the same time. It has definitely been a year none of us will ever forget. It has changed us. When the World Shut Down I remember clearly one year ago today — March 13, 2020. It was the day the … More Eight Lessons I Learned During The Lost Year
I’m feeling a little discombobulated today. It’s the day after Christmas and I should be getting ready for our family Christmas party. It has been our tradition, for the last twenty years or so, to get together as a family on December 26. A Tradition Begins It started years ago, when my brother and his … More It’s The Day After Christmas, Now What?
It’s done. Three days after Thanksgiving and my Christmas tree is up. In this very unusual year, it feels good to have some sense of normalcy. Tree Or No Tree There is a wide range of feelings on decorating for Christmas this year. Some people have had their Christmas trees up for a few weeks … More Why I’m Decorating A Christmas Tree This Unusual Year
Ahhhhh, there’s nothing much better than fall in the mountains — the vibrant colors, the crisp, cool air, the taste of pumpkin spice everything. It’s a feast for all of the senses. It’s a welcome respite from the realities of everyday life. North to the Mountains We left a few days ago on our annual … More The Fantastic Journey to Cool, Color and Calm
I had two really good days this week. Nothing spectacular or unusual happened. I just got to experience a little bit of what life was like BC (before COVID) and it was marvelous. What Used To Be A Typical Day First, my husband and I joined two friends for lunch at a nice restaurant. It … More When The Little Things Become The Big Things
Something’s Not Right I shouldn’t be here right now. I shouldn’t be sitting at my table in my house typing this blog. It’s the last full weekend in July — I should be in a sleepy little town in South Georgia at my family’s annual reunion. It’s a very strange feeling sitting here. For the … More What Do You Do When Your Tradition Is Interrupted?