Time for a Little Dancing in the Foyer

Time for a Little Dancing in the Foyer

It was a sweet picture. A tiny Mama, grey hair disheveled and shoulders draped with a fluffy child’s blanket, twinkled as she shuffled her feet and waved her frail hands. Her smiling, middle-aged son lightly touched her dancing fingers and attempted to guide her...

Welcome Spring: In Celebration of Kathy

The last time I sat in the kitchen with my friend, Kathy, I could see her trays of seedlings lined up under grow lights in the next room. Inch-high heirloom tomatoes and peppers, melons, herbs and who-knows-what-else held the promise of sun-warmed produce in the...
The Freedom of Being ‘Unstuck’

The Freedom of Being ‘Unstuck’

We were stuck in a fog here in the valley today. It was noon before the sun broke through. Earlier this morning, while I was still in my p.j.s and just getting ready to make some coffee, Hubby came through the back door saying “I need your help.” He was...

Finding Beauty in a Snowbank

The temperature rose to a balmy 24 this morning and the sun was shining on northern Indiana, so I bundled up, grabbed the snow shovel and went to work on our huge front porch. We live in a 140-year-old brick house that sits on a rise at the edge of a glacial valley....

Saturday in the Valley

It’s rainy and cold this morning, but the grass is turning green here in our valley. Daffodils are blooming along the creek bank and the field down the road has been disked. Soon, seed will be pressed into the furrows and the growing season will begin again....

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