Spring Has Sprung It’s that’s time of year. The seasons are changing once again. We’re hearing about fewer snowstorms and more tornados. Signs of new life emerging from the dead of winter. (Or in Florida, the slightly cooler and browner of winter). In the past couple of months, I have made five trips and have seen … More How Seasons On The Calendar Are Like Seasons Of Life
What is one thing that helps fill the void in your empty nest life? For me, it’s friendship. Friendship is important in the empty nest life, especially as our adult children marry, begin careers and establish their own lives. Treasured friendships can help fill the void in our lives and our time when our adult … More Four Reasons Why Friendship Is Important In The Empty Nest
I recently visited my daughter in Birmingham. (Which is why I didn’t post on my blog last week). It was a great visit that almost didn’t happen. Time For A Visit To Birmingham I had some Southwest Airlines travel dollars to use before May 1 so, back in February, I talked to my girl and … More Why Visiting My Chick Is Good For My Empty Nest Soul
My “Twosday” I had my blog post ready to go last week. It was a light-hearted piece about the significance of Tuesday, February 22, 2022 for me and my husband. You probably saw many memes about “Twosday” on social media. I was going to share how we would always remember Chapter Two in our marriage … More Little Things And Big Things Two Days Apart
Four lanky legs with four big paws, one long tail, two floppy ears, two green eyes, one brown nose, a bunch of whiskers and a sweet personality – that’s our Boone. Baby Boone Is Born Today (February 6, 2022) we are celebrating Boone’s second birthday. On this date, two years ago, we got the email … More Best Birthday Wishes To A Four-Legged Birthday Boy
I Wasn’t Expecting That I went to our town’s old shopping mall one day last week to look for a new bedspread. (I’ve already ordered and returned two.) I didn’t think I would find anything but I decided to give it a try. Our little mall is kind of sad, a shell of its former … More Change. Something To Dread Or An Exciting Adventure?
It’s that time of the year again. We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving, the day set aside to reflect on all of the blessings of our lives. It’s not just a day though, is it? Doesn’t it seem like our thoughts go to the things we are grateful for every November? As I reflect on Thanksgiving 2021, … More Seven Things I Am Thankful For In 2021
You Want To Live Where? Have you ever wanted to live somewhere else? Have you ever dreamed of experiencing life in completely different surroundings? I have. My daydreams usually include living somewhere with a long history — a cottage in an English village or a flat in a Scottish city. I would even settle for … More One Reason Why You Can’t Live Your Child’s Life
“Help! I need Dr. Mom”! That was a common phrase I used twenty-five years ago, when my children were young. When Dr. Mom Was Needed Most My mom’s first career was nursing. She was a public health nurse for ten years and a nursing instructor at a community college ten more. She had moved on … More Help! Is There a Doctor In The House?
Years ago, I attended a Christian Women’s Conference where I heard a phrase that really stuck with me—“You’ve got to keep the main thing the main thing.” The main thing the speaker was referring to is faith in Jesus Christ. There is nothing more important and it should be the main thing in our lives. … More It’s Important To Keep The Maine Thing The Maine Thing