Category Family

It Was a Cloudy Day, But We Can See the Sun

Does anyone else have unspeakable joy in her (or his) heart, but have days when it just feels like there’s a cloud over the mind?  There are some days when everything feels muddled up there and like I’m swimming against the current.  Today was a “cloudy” day.  I’m sure there’s a strong correlation to elements […]

Lots of Forks

Tomorrow, we are having some beloved family members over for the 4th of July.  There will be lots of forks, because I know there will be lots of food.  I will try to walk that fine line between enjoying a bit of everything and feeling overly full! There are also lots of forks of another […]

Naked Eggs and Other Thoughts on Moving

First of all, what is a naked egg?  According to a description I found in a science experiment, a naked egg is an egg without its shell.  That makes sense, but what does that have to do with moving? This week has been a blur of boxes and packing paper.  Our family has gotten a […]

A Poem for Some Dear Ones

I know someone dear to me Who exemplifies both strength and fragility All in one life, side by side Courage soars and fear tries to hide Certainty and doubt vie for first place And a myriad of expressions cross her face Joyful laughter and deep sadness, too Hurt and confusion not hidden from view Yet […]

Checking In

Greetings to all!  I still enjoy writing, I still care about this blog, and I am still the same person.  In fact, the one-year anniversary of my blog came and went last week, with only the fanfare of sharing the news with my husband!  There have been many things to write about in the past […]

The Day the Cat Got Out

Fourteen years ago, our orange tabby cat, Larry, nudged his way out of our screened porch in New Orleans.  He had never gotten out before, but that’s because Vien and I always remembered to latch the screen door when we knew Larry was out there.  Saturday, April 23, 2005, was humid and warm, and I […]

Our News/Reflections on Cleaning a House

Yesterday morning, our house went on the market.  We have lived here about two and a half years and have made some wonderful friends and enjoyed ourselves.  It is a bittersweet period, but my dear husband is pursuing a new opportunity within his profession that will require a move this summer!  I love seeing excitement […]