The entire planet seems to be on this virus lockdown. Going outside has been looked down upon, our government officials have told us to keep our kids at home and away from school. We have been told to not go to work if at all possible. Yet, I have seen a pretty normal amount of … Continue reading What are you doing?
Today is one of my husband’s favorite holidays. Saint Patrick’s Day. He seems to have been 1/4 Irish. He thought he was about half, but since his death the kids have taken an Ancestry.com DNA test and they are almost 20% Irish/Scottish. Because of her Father’s DNA, Gigi is actually 1% Jewish. Shalom! My DNA … Continue reading Today I’m Making The Corned Beef
“They’re burning next door” she said when she walked into the room. Were they? I hadn’t noticed. Sure enough, when I looked out of the south bedroom windows the sky was full of smoke. Zoe was referring to a controlled burn that was happening next door to us on conservation land. I saw the flames … Continue reading A Controlled Burn
8 years ago today my husband and I got the wind knocked out of us simultaneously. 8 years ago today our life-view was forever changed. 8 years ago today I thought I would have to live without my daughter. 8 years ago today I learned what it was really like to live with hope. 8 … Continue reading 8 Years Ago…
We bought the little kitchen in 2011. The girl was sick, she had cancer, and she loved playing with the kitchen in the hospital playroom. The playroom she was allowed to go into when she had the energy to get out of her bed. The playroom she was allowed to go into when her immune … Continue reading The Little Kitchen
76 years ago today, the country of Japan did a surprise attack on a US Military base in Hawaii. The event propelled America into the second World War. And it forced young men, both American and Japanese, into battle against one another. My grandfather was sent to fight the war against Japan. He fought in … Continue reading The Japanese Flag-Part 2
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was warm, yet breezy, and today is cold and mucho breezy. It's flat-out windy. And I remember why I so dislike winter. I mean, give me a crisp winter day where the air is still and there's a few inches of nice compact snow. The sun is shining … Continue reading Remembering That Everyday Is A Gift
I had been looking for Grandpa for more than 5 minutes before I finally found him. Grandma had asked me to "go outside and find your Grandfather to tell him lunch is ready." Being the obedient young Granddaughter that I was, I went outside to look for him. I knew it would take a while. … Continue reading The Japanese Flag