My heart is breaking for those folks in North Carolina and South Carolina from the weather events of this past week. I have family that decided to ride out hurricane Florence in the Wilmington area, and they are, thankfully, safe. When I think about that specific locale, I have remembrance of a particular vacation that… Continue reading An Encouraged Vision
Last weekend was my fortieth high school class reunion. My oldest childhood friend and I were talking back around first of this year and we could not believe it would be forty years for our class. My how the years did zoom right on by! We said it would be great if our graduating class… Continue reading 40 Went By in the Blink of an Eye!
It had to be done. My fear of "crawly things" had to be put to the side and I had to suck it up and do it! It was the pool again. The water had gotten so low that, if we didn't get some water back in, it was going to start running the pump… Continue reading I Didn’t See a Thing!
All week I was thinking this was my number "fifty" blog post and was planning to celebrate and talk about just various vision topics -- since the underlying theme for my blog is vision-related. But, apparently I miscalculated and my major milestone was last week and I missed it. So, belated "Happy Fiftieth Blog" to me! I still… Continue reading Vision
As the last sultry days of summer loom, and I am headed toward my fortieth year high school class reunion in the next few weeks, I can't help but reminisce about those last summers toward the end of high school and the beginning of the real world. I think, if you are lucky, everyone has at… Continue reading The Red Truck is Just Out of Sight
I mean this in the nicest way possible (which quite possibly is impossible!), "Some people are irresponsibly, abrasively, irritatingly, annoying!" There, I said it. As we were out and about late one afternoon this past week, we decided to stop at a "Local" place and have dinner. We had been running since early morning and neither of… Continue reading Don’t Close Your Eyes
I have loved sharing my odd, crazy life with you, all the ups and downs and twists and turns that make up my story. Last week was my one year "blog-aversary." It does not really seem like I have been hanging out here for a year already. It has been an eye-opening journey for me.… Continue reading Believe Your Eyes…They’re Back!
So there he was, this eight-year old. towheaded boy, cautiously, silently, slowly trying to cross the scary bridge. Recent flooding rains had caused the normally docile creek to be turned into a raging torrent, seemingly ready to overflow the banks, coming close to reaching the top of the bridge. My great-grandmother, standing on her front… Continue reading Seeing to the Other Side of the Scary Bridge
Sometimes a destination is as much about the getting there as the actual destination itself. This particular destination (our recent beach trip to see my niece get married) was a joyful celebration; but the journey (the eighteen hours in one extremely small vehicle) was another thing all together! So, last week's blog covered the destination, the beautiful beach wedding that we were able to… Continue reading Seeing Adventures Behind and Ahead
We have had a little cutie-pie, five year old visiting with us here the past few days. All week she had been asking me about my girl and wanting to know where my girl was. "Where is your girl?" she would ask. I kept telling her that I don't have a little girl. A friend of mine stopped… Continue reading Don’t Stop Looking Until You Find It!