Ready, set and we’re off! The holiday season is in full swing. Expressions of gratitude, tidings of comfort & joy and shopping deals abound. But for some of us there is only stress and trepidation. The goodness and beauty of the season are eclipsed by neverending to-do lists and unrealistic expectations. So what if we … Continue reading What If
Grateful for... “Creative ways to gather with family”
Since it’s Sunday, I guess this would be last week’s Twenty Words Tuesday ...but better late than never! Their image had been carefully crafted but the facade was crumbling. Their secrets being exposed, a model family no more.
Grateful for... “Honest conversations with my teenage son”
Grateful for: “Pizza delivery and family movie nights”
On July 10, 2020 my grandmother passed away. Gran Gran graced the world with her presence for 96 years and, though her body was worn with age; her mind, her memories and her wit were sharp. On Legacy To me, Gran Gran, was a Renaissance woman. She could and did do it all. She challenged … Continue reading Legacy and Grief
Folks are definitely not getting the social distancing memo and cabin fever is real to a lot of people right now. My family took a Sunday drive and circled some regional parks. We thought we might get out to walk some trails but there were way too many people, way too close. *Danger flashers* And … Continue reading You Learn Something New Everyday: Quarantine Edition #3
My “To Read” list for the next few weeks. As an introvert, I must admit that the idea of being confined to my home is a little dreamy. It’s exciting to think of all the books I could read. Of course as a mom, who has to telework, the dream does a subtle face-plant into … Continue reading What’s on Your List?
Inspired by a moment my family silently sat together, in a room, each of us doing our own thing... We sit in silence. Not in the silence of tension. But in the silence of contentment. Content in our own little worlds, in the imaginings of our minds and the creativity of our hands. Our worlds … Continue reading Sweet Silence
I've always been intrigued by family sagas. And this novel delivered on so many levels. It's a Palestinian family's story spanning generations and the globe. From the Six-Day War to the invasion of Kuwait, the story is narrated through the lens of multiple family members. This novel was a reminder that no matter our differences … Continue reading Just Finished…