Love and Light

Today is her birthday and she turned 21. She’s not here though. She’s in England. It’s an odd feeling for both of us. We were texting the other night about her turning 21, and she said, “I wish I were five.” Well, my darling. I remember five, and wondered if I’d do anything different? Then […]

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To Do Better

I’m still going through, cleaning my archives. I’ve gone through 2014, 2015, 2016 and am on March 2017. I’ll share some thoughts once I’m done, but my best advice for now is…Don’t wait six years. I took this meme out of an archived post to share with you. I went through a phase of using […]

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Worth the Drive

My daughter said, “That was the most magical shower ever! Between the soap, the razor holder and the Waterpik…it was amazing!” Yes, I bought a Waterpik at my hygienists nudging. I’ve always put off buying one because they spray water everywhere, but she showed me a cordless one for the shower. In yesterday’s post, I […]

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Peonies in December

This particular grocery store has a row of fresh cut flowers on display as soon as you enter. I pause, look and smile. Strolling by the row of buckets, each containing fresh cut bouquets, I stood still and gazed at the last bucket. There stood our favorite flower. The Peony. This flower is prevalent in […]

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It’s Worth It

My daughter was away from home and sent me this meme. It’s us. Her memes are hilarious. I found myself recently responding to comments with, “It’s worth it.” My mind began flashing images of this life and it’s all been worth it. When my daughter is away from home, I close her bedroom door. Our […]

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A Chill Day

I just made my second Chemex. The first one was shared with my daughter. She is the Queen of Chemex, so it makes me a little nervous when I hand her one that I make. This morning as I was making it, thoughts of her and how happy she is right now were floating through […]

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Feel the Music

When my daughter first started driving, we lived in the country. There was no traffic unless she took a major highway to visit her Dad or friends. She learned to take the back roads. The advice I offered was, “Let as many people out as possible. If you see someone that needs to enter the […]

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It’s That Simple

My daughter and I keep our bath towels in a wooden, tower cubicle. I used to roll the towels thinking that was the best way for them to fit. It bothered me the way they looked. Zero Zen. Today, I washed towels and linens. As I was getting the towels out of the dryer, I […]

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Cookies and Chemex

I’m getting the hang of this emptying nest. My daughter has not been home this week. She has a friend visiting and they’re spending time together. She texted me yesterday before they came by for a visit. It was nice to see them and be included in her life, but it wasn’t sad to see […]

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