Why Going Home Inspires Me With Thoughts Of The Journey To My Eternal Home

Snowbirds and Leaf Peepers Where I live, in central Florida, we have an annual phenomenon each winter — the arrival of snowbirds. In late fall you start to see more cars with license plates from northern states like Michigan, Indiana and New York. You can even spot a few cars from Canada. These northerners head … More Why Going Home Inspires Me With Thoughts Of The Journey To My Eternal Home

One Reason Why You Can’t Live Your Child’s Life

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

Why Saying Goodbye To A Special Place Makes Me Sad

Everything’s Always Changing Is it just me, or does life seem like one long series of hellos and goodbyes? Of beginnings and endings?  Babies are born and grandparents pass on.  Family members are added by marriage and sometimes taken away by divorce.  New friends move into your life while old friends leave for new jobs, … More Why Saying Goodbye To A Special Place Makes Me Sad

Celebrating A Remarkable Year With A Cute Little Dood

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

What’s The Best Thing About Easter In The Empty Nest?

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?

Local Tourists On A Lovely Spring Day

It’s springtime in Florida.  Well, technically it isn’t spring yet, but when it comes to seasons, Florida definitely doesn’t play by the rules.  Spring Has Sprung I love this time of year in my hometown and home state.  Everything is blooming — azaleas, camellias, tabebuia, bougainvillea, and saucer magnolia.  It’s a riot of color for … More Local Tourists On A Lovely Spring Day