Archives for December 2012


The day is almost done and so is the year. My house is filled with an eclectic mix of music featuring Macklemore, Toby Keith & The Zac Brown Band. My girls are gathered around the kitchen computer with their dad watching random videos on YouTube, my son is bent on world domination via the XBox […]


From our house to yours, Wishing you all the Merriest of Christmases.

Finding the Joy amidst Troubling Times

These past 4 days or so have been, can I dare say, brutal. Last week we received news that a much beloved cousin of my Mom’s died in a tragic car accident. The shockwave of that was felt, and is still felt, throughout the family. On Friday, my son discovered that my car was missing […]

Thankful Thursday – while life is painful and doesn’t make sense

Yesterday we had an unexpected death in the family.  Elly, a cousin of my Mom’s that she was particularly close to, lost control of her vehicle on an icy road and ended up perishing in the ensuing accident.  A life that was big and beautiful is now silenced. The family is devastated and in shock. How do we […]

Christmas & other things

Anyone, besides me, feeling the pre-Christmas pressure? You know, the gift buying, decorating, baking, wrapping, etc. all on top of working full-time and having to ferry teenagers hither and yon? It seems like there’s never enough time in the day (ok week) to get it all done. This year, we’re doing better than I thought […]

I Miss You

Yesterday marked your 69th birthday. Oh how I wish we could’ve celebrated with you. To see you smile, laugh and to hold you once more. I miss you. The ache of your loss still makes my throat close, and tears to well. When you left us to fend for ourselves here on earth, you left a […]


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