Leave It In The Mudroom

About two years ago, I went up to Philly to visit my sister.  One of the plans for that trip was to help her pack up a large portion of their house as they were getting ready to remodel it.  One of the things they were doing was adding a mudroom coming into the house. …

Family Breakfast

I truly do miss family meals together. Before my father died, regular meals with all of the family together at the table were a big deal.  We had as many meals together, as a family, as we could.  And I am not talking about all of the family getting together for the holidays.  I am…

If I Can Picture It In My Mind, I Can Be There

I was talking with a friend the other day about how to remain positive and focused.  They have had their struggles in life and when things get hard, they can find it very difficult to pull themselves out of that down place.  They asked me what I did to help keep my spirits up. I…

I Waited Patiently For You

Patience is not one of my greater virtues.  But I am getting better at it. And for once, my patience paid off. Like every blogger, we all have our dream stores and events that we want to blog for.  I have been incredibly fortunate.  I have made a few of those bucket list teams and…

Evening Reading

My dad’s mother, while originally from our hometown in Virginia, spent most of her life growing up in New Orleans after my great grandfather got out of the army following World War I.  While my grandmother moved back to Virginia when she married my grandfather, all of her siblings remained in New Orleans for the…

Date Night

A lot of people don’t realize that research has broken down displays of love into what is now called The Five Love Languages.  How we love someone else typically mimics the ways we want to receive love.  So like, for me, while I love presents as much as the next girl, receive gifts is not…