Back before Christmas, I had been poking through our storage building, looking through boxes of Christmas decorations to decide which ones I wanted to use for the season. In the process of moving boxes around to see what was there, I found this dusty, beat-up, yellowed, plastic file box. The moment I saw it, my… Continue reading “The Pool” – A Sentimental View
How do you put a feeling or an emotion that jumps right out of your chest and stares you right in the eye into words? As you are trying to hold it still so you can look at it, the referenced memory tries to squirm and wiggle away from you before you can grasp it. Sometimes those little… Continue reading If Consequences Were Easily Visible
Was having a mini crisis the other night about 10:00 PM or so. I kept thinking that I heard something on the back porch. I kept hearing it and kept hearing it. I looked through the peep hole and could see nothing on the porch. Finally, I opened the back door, cautiously, and looked out. (Yes,… Continue reading Look What is Peeking Out of the Greenhouse Door
Back in the late sixties there were not many times that I had exclusive access to my mom's kitchen. Let's face it, at that point in time, no one had access to my mom's tiny kitchen. I would not have had any access if she had been present. I would hazard a guess to say it… Continue reading French Toast is Not Supposed to Look Like That!
Yesterday was one of the most hilariously frustrating days that I have had in a while. I became one of those people that the ones on the other side of a support call are rolling-in-the floor laughing at! The day actually started out decent. Since it was extremely cold outside, I snuggled in the nice warm bed late and then just stayed inside all… Continue reading Just One More Look
Within the past few weeks, I have seen a post on various social media venues. The statement is so relevant to the year end. That was where my initial though process ended up going anyhow. I have no idea about who may be the original author, so I don't know who to credit it to; but it… Continue reading A Look At ‘Last Times’
My fourteen year old niece and I attended Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry this week with a group from church. Technically, it was the senior-citizen's group, and though I'm not quite there yet, I totally enjoy hanging out and going places with this awesome group of folks. Over the past twenty-three years I have, at… Continue reading How Do We See the Nativity?
So, this week I am taking a break and throwing a question out to you. What does Christmas look like to you? I'd love to hear about your Christmas traditions. Do they include family, friends, strangers? What is the first Christmas you remember? What is the best or the "not-so-best?" What was your favorite gift received?… Continue reading What Does Christmas Look Like to You?
Winter is trying its best to sneak into our sheltered little valley. Baby, it is definitely cold out there! I suppose, as it is starting to get a little closer to Christmas, that colder temperatures and, yes, even a little snow, will be welcomed; especially Christmas snow and all of the wonder we associate with… Continue reading The Perception of the Heart
Today was the first time in a long time that I just could not get moving. I am fighting an upper respiratory “something” and probably need to go to the doctor. But, thanks to two insurance companies fighting over who "owns" me, I essentially do not have any insurance! So today, I "took a day."… Continue reading The Lights on the Tree, Among Other Things