Posting It Old School

This Christmas I am living quite nearby the town where I was born.  I’ve had the chance to do a drive-by gazing, passing the home where my grandparents hosted our family celebrations each year when I was young…and where my cousins and brother and I would be tossed together to play like the fondest of…

Unlimited Refills

Positives from pain… Steadiness as we shake off the fairy dust of expectation Standing up after being knocked down over and over again in small and big ways Picking up and moving on into this day Assured that life is what we make of it Collecting and sharing treasure With all the moments of our…

All That Glitters

My annual Christmas Cry eyes puffy and I feel spent …spent in the way one feels after going way over budget on Christmas gifts. This sorrow that haunts me the Ghost of Christmas Past is a gift of its own The glow of this season has been the lighthouse in a very stormy life from…

Adventures In Car Camping

NOTE: This saved draft is something I wrote just as I was settling in.  My enthusiasm for the new adventure had not waned at that point, obviously!  No angsty reflections had risen to the surface, lol. My vision of how things would go was similar, but not equal, to how it’s actually playing out.  It’s…

Clone Me!!

Agh!!  I miss my people.  I have family in Germany, Texas, Virginia, and Kansas…including 5 adult children and 6 young grandchildren. I want the ideal of Walton’s Mountain where multiple generations share the ups and downs of life at least on the same property.  I know someone who has that and I must admit to…