Month: April 2023
A Firmly Planted Tree.
This morning I began reading The Book of Psalms. Psalms is my favorite book and I find myself there at least a couple times weekly. Psalm 1, a wisdom Psalm, seems to be an overreaching Psalm touching upon pretty much every topic from the entirety of the Book of Psalms. From how men and women [...]
Piercings and Tattoo Parlors.
I decided to get my ears pierced. The second hole, and the third. Sarah and I went over to Springfield Town Center (for all you Springfield, VA natives, formerly known as Springfield Mall.) I knew that Claire’s was a cheap fairly clean place I could get my ears done but did I really want, as [...]
Reflections from a Smith Mountain Lake Porch – Part 2 – Things I have never told my husband.
Today, I asked my husband what he thought my favorite ice cream flavor is. He, of course, was stumped. Give it a go, I said. With a shrug, he threw out chocolate. Now, I love a good chocolate ice cream, I mean who doesn't? But I would definitely choose butter brickle or butter pecan over [...]
Reflections from a Smith Mountain Lake Porch – Part 1 – An Introduction.
I thought it would be fun to carve out a spot here to capture my thoughts, musings, reflections, etc., which are for the most part going to be snippets of life here at the lake. Or maybe thoughts that I just tossed out. Possibly photos from the porch and from around the lake. Probably shorter [...]
Sitting on our porch, overlooking the lake. Ripples of water from boats passing through our cove, lap at the docks and shoreline. Birds. Birds singing and trilling. Gliding onto the (newly full) bird feeder. Perching precariously on the suet feeder that has been replaced. Again. Racoon or Opossum thieves manage to untwist the chain that [...]
On Being a Control Freak and Having Adult Children.
Any other control freaks out there? It took me a long time to realize that I struggled in life because I wanted to control everything. I’ve read that most Type A/Enneagram 1 folk are also huge control freaks. (Raises hand as I am all three.) We don’t just want to have control of situations, projects, [...]
Holy Week. The sun is shining here, amidst gray, blue, and white clouds. After a tragic week of destructive storms across the country, the bright sun, reflecting off the tiny buds of new green tree growth is welcome. During rain and high winds, our neighborhood often loses power, and we have many downed trees. But [...]
Credit: My HusbandView: From our church, EastLake Community#unedited Often, we hear that “change is hard.” What about when change is good? Setting up a new space for myself downstairs has been good. Fun, even. Strolling through the house and pulling items I want to have in my new space…vintage jars to hold my pencils and [...]