Month: December 2015

Retiring a Word…. Bringing In A New One

Here we are. 2015 has been the hardest year of my life.  I came into it with such high hopes only to feel I have been knocked off my ship and sent to crash again and again on the rocks along the shore.  You…

The Books of 2015

2015.  what a year. One  of my favorite anal-bookish things I love to do each year is keep track of my reading. I love to see the page count, the book count… I am a total dork when it comes to charts and all…

Morning Meanderings…. Christmas After

It is so crazy what sort of negative anticipation a day can bring. I was not at all looking forward to this Christmas… the first one without my son Justin.  We did not put up a tree.  I did not cook.  I did not…

A Christmas Message To You

I did not send out Christmas Cards this year so consider this our Christmas card. I look outside at the silent whiteness and feel a great emptiness. Loss can be all-consuming and I waiver on the blurry edges of this new world and the…

Morning Meanderings… The Love Of The Written Word

It is a CHILLY morning here in Central Minnesota.  I sit with my lap top and a BIG cup of hot coffee.  It is days like this where the outdoors looks painfully brittle that I am glad that I do not have to travel…

One Word….What Can A New Year Bring?

In 2013 I found a site that spoke of instead of having resolutions each year – choose a word.  A life long lover of words… I LOVED this.  I studied the list of words diligently trying to find the one that I wanted to…

Morning Meanderings… A Little Downton Abbey Moment

I am here. I don’t know why I don’t post as much as I used to and I really wish I did.  I think about posts… and I dialogue them in my head… what I will say, what I will share…. a review, a…