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?
Sometimes a change of scenery is just what you need. My husband and I had to check on some things at my family’s cabin in the mountains of North Carolina this week. Having been confined to our home in Florida for the past couple of months, it was a welcome break. Spring is just arriving … More Why Being In The Mountains Is Good For The Soul
A Typical Afternoon Interrupted There I was, minding my own business, running some errands when they hit me like a barrage of pellets from my son’s old air-soft gun. One after the other. They turned my ordinary afternoon into an emotional tidal wave. What were they? Memories. A Trip Down Memory Lane As I was … More When Fond Memories Rise To The Surface
A Bucket List Trip I learned a lot about the northern lights on our recent cruise in Norway. We spent nearly a year planning for the trip. I was excited to experience another thing on my bucket list. But, my preconceived notions about the celestial display were challenged a few days into the trip. I … More How To Deal With Disappointment
He was a very valiant man who first adventured on eating oysters. James I of England What do you get when you add a house on the coast, a group of family and friends, a boatload of oysters and some unpredictable weather? An oyster roast, of course! And that is exactly what I experienced this … More A Fun Family Tradition To Start Off The Year
A Time For Everything Wise King Solomon knew what he was talking about. There is indeed a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. His writings in the Bible, Ecclesiastes Chapter Three are well-known, even by those who are not of faith. For example, a popular song from the 1960’s was based … More When A Time To Weep Collides With A Time To Laugh
What an unusual Thanksgiving. I think it may be the first time I’ve eaten Thanksgiving dinner alone. I’ve been battling the sniffles for a couple of days and I have some family members who simply cannot afford to get sick from my germs so I quarantined myself. Don’t feel bad for me though. I enjoyed … More 13 Things For Which I Am Thankful This Year
Sometimes, it’s just hard to leave a place. Can anyone else relate? I have to admit, I had a really hard time leaving the condo we rented in Banner Elk for two weeks earlier this month. I even shed a tear or two. I recall other times I have wept over leaving a place. I … More If Walls Could Talk, What Good Things Would They Say?
If you’re a native Floridian like me, you know that Autumn is simply a date on the calendar. It’s not a true season like other places around the country. October is really just an extension of Summer—Summer Part Two if you will. Oh, sometimes the temperatures will dip all the way down to the mid-80’s, … More A Few Of My Favorite Things About October
It’s always fun to go somewhere new, isn’t it? Somewhere you’ve never been before, somewhere you’ve dreamed about. Maybe that somewhere is on your bucket list. Of course, it’s also enjoyable to return to familiar places — locales which hold a special place in your heart and in your memory. I have done a little … More Good Memories: The Building Blocks of a Lifetime