“So let’s dance.. the last dance..”

This is like a weird countdown happening. As the days move on, we keep getting closer to the one year anniversary of Covid officially shutting down our lives.. I can’t put my finger on the exact day when it happened, but I know we are getting close. Last year for Valentines, my mom invited my…

My perfect kitchen..

..is no more. That was my thought as I leaned against the wall staring at the mysterious dent in my shiny, 18 month old, stainless steel refrigerator. I’d just concluded an exhaustive investigation into the matter, the prime suspect (my husband) maintaining his innocence under hours of relentless questioning. “Yes” he admitted, he’d snapped a…

Big Deal

Within days of bringing our puppy home we had our first visit with Julie, a knowledgeable dog trainer in Charlotte. Her guidance proved to be invaluable, especially during those formative first months. Julie shared many helpful tips with us, among the most important: not making a big deal about leaving the house and coming back…

THAT person..

I felt the nudge just as surely as if someone was speaking to me. It was about 4:30am and I was mid way through my prayers. My formula (if you can call it that) is pretty much the same every morning: I pray for my kids, my husband, our families, our friends and (esp these…

Living “off the grid.”

My husband and I just finished our audiobook, Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer. It’s an oldie that was made into a movie (directed by Sean Penn) in 2007. The hubster swears we watched it years ago, all I can say is I either fell asleep (not unusual for me at all) or didn’t like…