Cultivating the Treasures of a New Year

Against better judgment, I paid the nice lady two dollars for the pitiful thing at an estate sale last fall. Contained in a tiny red pot I carted this forlorn Christmas cactus home forgetting that I do not possess the greenest of thumbs. Remember the Mother’s Day orchid? How about the hydrangea bush languishing in the front yard? One … More Cultivating the Treasures of a New Year

The Best of the Thanksgiving Leftovers

After attending two church services, one black Friday shopping excursion, hanging three shelves and baking four apple pies over the course of the long holiday weekend (p.s. I still have apples…) I’m not done savoring this one little word: gratitude. I’m grateful that Thanksgiving came in spite of my bratty attitude which proceeded it. I’m thankful that despite my … More The Best of the Thanksgiving Leftovers

Lost and Found

Fifteen minutes before leaving on vacation found me crying, with a bruise forming on top of my right cheekbone. I had lost the fight with some of the boy’s musical gear due to my own clumsiness as I loaded it into the car and a black eye was not the baggage I had planned on carrying with me for … More Lost and Found