From where I sit today

We had torrential rains yesterday and last night, with flash flood warnings. Nearby areas were under tornado warnings and did have flooding, with roads and bridges washed out and homes lost to rising water. This afternoon when the rains stopped I ventured out. Not far, just onto the porch and down the driveway where I…

An overwhelming sadness

A week ago today my sweet husband passed away, and the sadness is sometimes overwhelming. We had been married 42 years. As my long-time readers may remember, Bob had been ill and I had been his caregiver for almost four years. The month of September was very difficult for him, as he was in much…

An interesting find. What is it?

Last month when grandson Ben came for a socially-distanced porch visit, he brought an artifact he had found, hoping I could identify it for him. He found it in a creek near his home. It’s very heavy, apparently made of iron, appears to have had handles although one is now missing, is hollowed out on…

A socially distanced porch picnic

We hadn’t seen grandson Ben and his parents since Christmas, so what a surprise when our daughter phoned to say she and Ben were coming (this past Monday) for a short, socially distanced visit! They drove for over two hours just to get here, visited for about three hours, and then drove for over two…

From the Heart

A dear friend recently introduced me to From the Heart, a Facebook group dedicated to spreading good cheer to the elderly by sending birthday and holiday cards, cards of encouragement, and other greeting cards. My friend signed up both my husband and my father as card recipients, and as of last Friday the cards began…

A little excursion

While my 91-year-old dad is sheltering in place with my sister about 30 miles away, his mountain cabin is sitting empty. A trusted neighbor keeps his eye on the property, but because we live only about a 15-to-20-minute drive from the cabin, we decided to take a little trip over just to check on things….

For the heroes and helpers

This video was posted today by a fellow blogger who is a hero and a helper herself. When you watch it, you will see that, truly, the entire world is in this together. Click on the link to watch… For the heroes and helpers

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Kitty O’Meara

“And the people stayed home.And read books, and listened, andrested, and exercised, and made art,and played games, and learned newways of being, and were still. Andlistened more deeply. Somemeditated, some prayed, somedanced. Some met their shadows.And the people beganto think differently. And the people healed.And, in the absence of people livingin ignorant, dangerous, mindless,and heartless…

Now we need a new door

Two steps forward, one step back. That’s how I feel about all of the work being done at our house. The workmen did a wonderful job raising our back room that was sinking/collapsing. They poured concrete footings, raised and leveled the room, and installed drop girders and 12 support posts. Previously, the room had only…