Wednesday, August 27, 2014


The love of my life celebrates 60 years this week.
We've known each other pretty much all our least it seems that way.

He's been my rock.
He remains true to our marriage.

He puts up with all me - all.the.time.
I don't deserve his patience. I can be wicked and yet he will most often ask, "Have you kissed your husband today?"
Sixty years and still counting.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Laughter is good medicine

I'm realizing at this stage of life - after 50 - you gotta have a sense of humor.
Really, you do.

Today, my daughter and I were texting (yep, I still can learn a few new tricks). She's helping me get invitations together for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner. I told her I still needed to get envelopes and she told me where to find her link to her favorite fonts.

Following is how the conversation went ~~

Daughter: "Great! :) You can look at my calligraphy page on Pinterest to find the script you like :)

Me: :)

Daughter: Is the pen still in your car?

Me: Ha ha...could be

Daughter: Might want to pull it out before the weather changes :)

Me: I'll check ... totally forgot about it
(The said 'pen' has been in my car for - say - about 3 weeks)

Daughter: Haha that's ok. It's why I asked.

Me: You must know your mom...Eek! Got it, it was still in the car :p

Daughter: Yay! Now, where are you going to put it so I can remind you where it is when you want it? :)


Daughter: :) Love you mom :)

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones

Psalms 17:24

Monday, March 24, 2014

BFF's - Cousins Forever

I've heard it said, "Cousins are your first best friends."

This photo of my little grandkids gives me pause. They're their first cousins in our family. How will they grow up together? Will they be friends?

I'm optimistic...because... own cousins are some pretty special people...they were there from the beginning.

I know I'm blessed. I have City Cousins and I have Country Cousins. The best of two worlds. As we've grown older, our lives have understandably drifted apart because of jobs, our own families and such. But, that cousin bond somehow still holds.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Where have you been?

Photo by Eric Johanesen (c) 2013
Where have you ask?

I dropped this blog to start another at Sandi's Notebook.

Our life as we knew it was shifting to new adventures. I wanted to record that adventure, and others, in a more unique place.


That left this site all alone.

Now, almost two years have passed, and I still resonate with this blog. There are still personal posts I want to share, and it seems appropriate to do it here rather than combine at the other site.

So, apologies for confusing everyone....especially me. :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Reminder to Self: be grateful

I had the privilege to attend a bridal shower recently.

The new bride is someone I've enjoyed growing to know over the last couple of years.  She is the only daughter - in the middle of four brothers.  Maybe that's why I like her so much - seeing that I have three brothers and no sisters, there's something about being the "only" girl. This young woman is...well...young-er....than me by a few decades which means she's among the age of my own daughters.

At the shower, she was asked to share her story - how she met her soon-to-be husband, the courtship, and engagement.  The story was sweet and unusual by today's familiar standards.   Very briefly, it took her older brother contacting the young man, asking him if he intended to take a wife in his future plans and to consider pursuing his sister.  Wow!  How many brothers would go that extra mile? The young man eventually took this request seriously, followed up with communication to her out-of-country parents - and we'll say, "the rest is history." They married just a week ago.