I know a lot of you don't much care for winter, but in my dotage, I've come to have quite an appreciation of the opportunity it gives to go inwards. It also gives me the chance to catch up on stuff that I don't seem to have time for the rest of the year. And … Continue reading New Year, New Look! …and a Look Back at Christmas 2017
And, so, Christmas comes to bless us! Comes to teach us how to find The joy of giving happiness And the joy of being kind. ~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "There Will Always Be a Christmas" (1940s) This is my main tree this year. I finally got it finished a day or two ago. So many memories … Continue reading Christmas!
I've been trying to count only sunny hours lately. It's challenging on many fronts. I know I'm not alone in this. But spring is on the way again, the days are getting longer and despite snow (!) warnings for this weekend, it will come. Just as it does every year. Since I last wrote to … Continue reading The Hours They Do Go By
A Christmas time warp. Here it is, January 29th, and I have to confess to you that I have not taken down one lick of my Christmas decorations yet. In my defense, I didn't finish getting the house decorated until the night of December 23rd. What about you? I'm not quite tired of them yet but … Continue reading Stuck in a Time Warp
A year ago, we had Thanksgiving in the hospital. Followed by Christmas, and then New Year's. It jokingly became known as the "Holiday Trifecta" between us and the team at UVA. Many of you remember that we had Thanksgiving in the hospital at the University of Virginia because just a couple of weeks before, Patrick … Continue reading Counting Blessings