As the Ferris Wheel Turns

…and so, the “Ferris wheel” turns, and January is the first to hop off. I sometimes wonder if January ever feels cheated somehow, always the first one on and the first one off the wheel, no lingering, no looking forward. Gone with January are a few people I knew very well, close friends of myContinue reading “As the Ferris Wheel Turns”

Age is Really Just a Number

“It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” Andy Rooney Tomorrow my dad hits another milestone. Under the strict orders of my sister, I’m forbidden from stating his age. Now, I know there’s some silly notion floating around out thereContinue reading “Age is Really Just a Number”

Still No Regrets Here

Have you ever been caught unexpectedly by the realization of just how much your life has changed? Sometimes it’s as simple as seeing someone, driving past some place, or hearing a certain song, and suddenly you’re jolted into remembering that at some time in your past, this person, place or song used to be aContinue reading “Still No Regrets Here”

The Forgotten Memories

Over the last week my family and I have been spending some time watching video recordings of us, made over twenty years ago. It’s truly amazing and priceless that we have this chance to view these little snap shots documenting our experiences that had been forgotten over the years. No doubt, things we probably wouldContinue reading “The Forgotten Memories”

What, No Thanks for Thanksgiving?

I remember a time when Thanksgiving was a holiday that was deeply revered. We all understood this was a special time for giving thanks with family and friends with the overindulgence on turkey and stuffings an added bonus. Typically, this meant all the rituals and decorations for Christmas were reserved until after Thanksgiving. For yearsContinue reading “What, No Thanks for Thanksgiving?”

29 Years Above Water

Today my husband and I celebrate our 29th year wedding anniversary and I have learned that even though there are some do’s and don’ts in marriage, there are no manuals on the right or wrong way to make your marriage work. Marriage is not a “one size fits all” type of relationship and sometimes weContinue reading “29 Years Above Water”

Life’s Highs and Lows

So, yes I’m on the move again. In fact as I write this blog I’m in transit on a flight bound for Florida. This time around the primary reason for this trip is a solemn one. The cycle of life is one sprinkled with highs and lows and ups and downs, and we just haveContinue reading “Life’s Highs and Lows”

Life’s Simple Pleasures

It has been a while since my last post. There are days when it feels right to just sit back, shut up and appreciate life’s simple pleasures. So, this weekend was one of those dedicated to food, family, friendship, fellowship and fun. The July 4th weekend has also become an important milestone in my lifeContinue reading “Life’s Simple Pleasures”

Tribute to my Husband on Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers! Whether the status belongs to you through your actions or in name only, today we acknowledge you all. On Father’s Day we show extra love and respect to our dads who are present in our lives and who have made meaningful contributions and have had lasting impact in ourContinue reading “Tribute to my Husband on Father’s Day”