My heart got tortured the past week. My nephew’s getting married. Saturday was the Wedding Shower. A niece and […]
It’s Memorial Day. Today’s paper has the names of all the soldiers from this county who died in wars, beginning from the Civil War. I live in a county that a few medium-sized cities, small villages, along with many farms and preserved open spaces. The number of soldiers willing to give their life for a cause they believe in is astounding:
Civil War: 345 soldiers
WWI: 90 soldiers
WWII: 293 soldiers
This weekend, I traveled. Mom got out of the hospital, and is on her way back to normal. Although I left her thinking she looked a little peaked, this morning she sounded great, and my sister, Julie, texted me to say she’s doing much better. Sorry, but I don’t trust Mom to tell the truth about her health. She is always, “Great,” or possibly “just wearing out a bit.” So you can imagine that first on my Gratitude this week is Mom.
♥ Yes, Mom is 87. And yes, I’m beginning to think perhaps someday…. but not today.
It’s gratitude Monday and It’s CeCe’s birthday. My gratitude is focused on her today. Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge: Wright […]
Today is gratitude Monday and it’s still April. So another Mashup. Today’s challenge: write a poem that states […]
Today’s challenge: write a riddle poem. This poem should describe something without ever naming it. Perhaps each line […]
It’s late in the day. I failed to start the day writing my gratitudes. Still, I did a […]
Oh thank goodness for warmer weather. After driving through the aftermath of snow in Kentucky, I am thankful for the great snow removal efforts we have here in Illinois. We complain about cold and snow, and wish it got cleared and salted faster than it does, but our slow-down is nothing compared to Kentucky. Anyways, the snow is almost gone there and here. I know we have more cold weather on the way. Still, a respite is a blessing.
♥ New growth: Daffodils and crocuses are finally pushing through the soil. Yay.
♥ Another history making event.
Here I am again, Monday. So many little things fill me with gratitude. Still, sometimes I feel like I must dig deep to remember. Especially when I feel overwhelmed with deadlines. Soooo… In no particular order:
♣ It’s March. Yes, it’s still cold. I know the worst is over. This week promises to get above freezing and rain. That means a lot of snow will be, well, going down the drain.
It’s Monday again, with all the to-do lists, appointments and commitments that come with Mondays. I love Monday. […]