It’s Spring!…finally

It’s the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Amen. To celebrate, I would like to share 10 random things that are jazzing me today: for the next 3 months, the sun  shines longer, brighter, warmer in all likelihood, the need to wear three or more layers of wool on a daily basis just to stay comfortable […]

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true confessions and a few realizations along the way…

confession: I took a long walk this morning for the first time since late November or early December. realization: it is safe to come out of the house again in less than three layers of warm clothing, boots and a furry winter coat confession: the shades and drapes in our home have been shut almost non-stop […]

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Thankfully…

  It’s list time–for what I am thankful… family: my birth family, in-laws, our children, our grandchildren,  their spouses and their in-laws; cousins, aunts and uncles and all of their families.  We remind each other of our base humanity. period. humility. [see above]. friends: work friends, parish friends, old friends and new friends; neighbors, bleacher friends, […]

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The white duck

I took a walk last Friday afternoon and my wanderings drew me to a lovely bridge over a small canal that connects the lakes between which I reside.  The sound of flowing water never fails to call to me so I stopped and simply gazed at the meandering stream. Out from under a safe haven […]

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Lace and such…

This is a lovely morning in my home town! The air is gentle, not damp, and comfortably cool. Sunbeams push through the the slowly morphing scarlet, rust and tarnished gold of the trees on my path. My senses are heightened by this simple yet elegant beauty and I feel alive and awake in a way […]

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