2014-06-26 11.55.44

Dear loyal blog readers, Lately I have been a blah-grrr. As in, I feel too blah to blog. Grrr. I blame it on winter. I’m cold. And, I’ve been mourning the loss of the Braverman family on NBC’s Parenthood. I don’t watch much TV so it upsets me that the only show I really love ended. I haven’t been able to think straight since Zeek’s heart attack. Okay so that’s only part of the problem. It’s also J-a-n-u-a-r-y. Longest month of the year, well except for … [Read more...]

Ho Ho Ho

I started to write a Christmas blog but as I wrote, I felt like I'd written it somewhere before. A little search of my blog pulled up this timeless beauty. So, instead of rewriting, I'm reposting... My mom called me last week to see what I want for Christmas. When asked that question, I instinctively think, “What do I need?” Then nothing comes to mind. I don’t need anything. But what do you want? Mom asked. Doug’s Dad says you should never buy people what they … [Read more...]

Family Friends


After a busy, laughter-filled Thanksgiving week, I sit in a quiet beach house listening to the clock tick, the ceiling fan spin, and the ocean waves rhythmically, consistently roll in over the sand and back out into the water again And I remember… Only a few days ago, this house was filled with people busily baking pies, basting turkeys, and tying gold ribbons around napkins for a beautiful holiday table. The house was full of happy people working together to create another memorable … [Read more...]

Friendship 101


Meet my friend, Trina. Don't go stealing her away though. Just meet her and appreciate her like I do. I am perhaps the most blessed woman in the world in many ways. One of them is that I have terrific friends. Trina is one of them. How do I love her? Let me count the ways: 1. She is my flower fairy. It started when I was labeled with the dreaded "C" word. She came over and planted pansies in my flowerbed so that I could see them every day and be reminded that I … [Read more...]

Does Prayer Work?

I recently read a call for blogs on the topic: “Does prayer work?’ Since it’s October and Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought about this question as it applied to my breast cancer diagnosis eight years ago. Since that experience, my answer to the question of whether prayer works is, “It depends.” If we believe praying is as easy as placing an Amazon Prime order, we might be disappointed to learn it might not work like that. I learned to pray as soon as I could talk. So, when I … [Read more...]


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