Wednesday, March 1, 2017


The snow is melting and life is waking up and beginning again.  This has been a winter of snow and ice. Illness has run rampant throughout the community.

I am so thankful for the Lord. He is merciful and gracious. He carries us through the rough times and celebrates the good times with us. He is everlasting!

Reboot with me this spring - praise the Lord tenfold ;)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Finch Arboretum in Fall
Autumn has come to the Pacific Northwest.  This is my favorite time of year ~ cool mornings and sunny (mostly) days ~ leaves of vibrant colors.  God’s handiwork for all to see.

My grandmother has moved to a small assisted living facility and has settled in nicely.  We have set her room up with pictures, curtains, knick-knacks…it is truly homey ;)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Oregon Trip

Mt. Hood with Mt. Jefferson in the background

I just got back from a mini-vacation.  It was peaceful and relaxing.  I always enjoy rebooting at my dad’s home.  From the front room window, I enjoy a beautiful view of Mt. Hood (weather permitting) or watching the hummingbirds and finches in the fountain turned bird bath.  They are in the Willamette Valley on a couple of acres of land.  Jeanine does a beautiful job of caring for the lawn, pasture, garden and home.

On occasion I think about moving down there but then realize that it wouldn’t be the same.  I’d have to find a job since I don’t have a husband to care for me.  Knowing that I would not have the same freedom to enjoy their home and fellowship in the same way that I am able to do when I visit.

I am blessed to have family that lives in a place of peace and beauty AND a job that has great benefits including vacation time.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Gram Update -- REVISED 7/18/16

Enjoying a chocolate chip cookie courtesy of friend Daniela
Update on my beautiful grandmother:

We are finishing up week 6 of my night-sitting and she is doing great.  I am really only there for moral support as she is doing everything on her own.  We are shooting for me to ‘return home’ next week sometime.

She has been sharing stories from her past.  I am learning some interesting facts and tidbits I didn’t know before.

This has been a blessing of time with my grandmother and will be a memory I won’t forget.

7/18/16:  Well, I guess we were counting our chickens before they were hatched...Gram re-injured herself -- the rib area started bothering her again Friday morning and it is painful.  Not sure how this will play out; praying for stabilized health for my grandmother.

Friday, July 1, 2016

97 and Counting

A shout out to my grandmother who turned 97 yesterday.  She has been an inspiration to me throughout the years.  I have been blessed.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


I can not believe it is June already!  This year has flown by.  There have been busy days, slow days, joyful days, sad days; however, the Lord has been with me through all of the days.

Summer is looming in the distance, creeping ever closer.  I am not a fan of the heat but I enjoy the flora and fauna of summer!

Each weekend this month is brimming with activity ~ from Bible Studies to Graduations to Birthdays...

Friday, April 15, 2016

April Days

It’s mid-April and the earth is coming alive.  Trees, bushes and flowers are blooming.

I’ve joined a co-worker in taking 10 minute walks outside three times a day ~ invigorating!  We are keeping each other accountable and enjoying every minute of it.

After my week vacation in late March, I celebrated my birthday.  What a blessing the people around me are!  They made my birthday extra-special.  I love that Google does the special "birthday" logo when it is your birthday -- the above was what I got :-)