Emotionally spent

Here I sit, 12 days since my Gram passed away...unable to cry. I feel completely emotionless, blank, numb. I'm the one who cries over absolutely everything-commercials on tv, seeing something moving in complete strangers, words to a song, fleeting thoughts---yet one of the most important people in my life has died and I can't even [...]

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Hunting season eve

Well, it's the evening before gun hunting here in Wisconsin.  Hunting is such an important part of my family's life. The men in my immediate family prefer bow hunting over gun hunting by far, but there is something intriguing about this time of year.   Every year, religiously, I make "Papas chili". Years ago when [...]

Happy birthday Mom! 🎈

Happy birthday Mom! 🎉To the woman who always puts everyone's needs ahead of her own. Some call that enabling. I say there are far worse things. I will justify my enabling to the very end, whether it is right or wrong. The apple doesn't fall far. There's nothing I won't do for my family and [...]

Interview with my 90 year old Gram ❤️

I've had the privilege of spending the last few months with my 90-year-old gram. Her husband, my grandpa passed away suddenly leaving her whole world turned upside down. Many, many changes are happening in her life right now and it made me sit and think about her 90 years of life and how things are [...]

Moments time stood still

Have you ever had things happen in your life that took your breath away? That seemed as though time stood still? Here is a list of some of the things throughout my life where time actually seemed to stop...for even just a brief second that seemed like a thousand years. The times where you always [...]

Christmas~Family~Legacies

Absolutely one of my favorite times of the year. There's really something magical about Christmas! (When things are going well that is....my blog from last years Christmas was not as happy!) I just love throwing on some Kenny G and digging Christmas decorations out. Just makes me mellow. I used to love when the kids [...]

Thanksgiving 2015

Happy belated Thansgiving!  It was yet another perfect day for our family! Great food & camaraderie. Our daughter Sam and her husband hosted Thanksgiving  this year at their house. It was a special one as it was our grandson Connors first Thanksgiving.   What a cutie, huh? We had sooo much food! Everything was so good! [...]