Thankful Thursdays

For awakenings. Last week I had surgery to remove my gallbladder (because 2020 wasn’t exciting enough). Would have preferred to have kept it, but it wasn’t in the plan for me. As I sat in the recovery room and my body … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For Mom’s angel. Lazara Ortega was unlike anyone I have ever known. She came into our lives shortly after my grandfather passed away in 1992 when, through a friend of a friend, she was put in touch with us about … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For interim spots. The dining room has been their interim home office for four months now. She never would’ve imagined that, she said. Anyway, in this interim office, she has the best spot. It’s next to the bar and faces … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For skills discovered. Cooking is not for everyone. It’s definitely not my cup of tea, that’s no secret, and my family can attest to it. Sadly, I didn’t inherit Mom’s love for cooking or her skill for creating her amazing … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For America – for better or worse, in sickness and in health. Let me ask you something personal: Do you think America is the greatest country in the world? I suppose one could easily argue that it is, and just … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For a chance like this one. Go ahead, and take a seat on that bench. The bench is anywhere you’d like it to be. Next to you is anyone you choose to chat with for one hour. Who would that … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For colorful blooms. I was taking them for granted, I guess. All the pretty flowers we plant every year. But this spring and summer they are not going unnoticed. On the contrary, the are being watered and cared for and … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For a different twist this week, I asked what our kids are thankful for. Because the world’s on fire and we need perspective and a dose of hope. Here it is: “I am thankful to be part of a supportive … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

I’m at a loss for words this Thankful Thursday. Let me see how best to articulate why. It is disheartening to see the greatest country in the world in chaos. Chaos of any sort, but especially this sort; man-made. While … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For the will and the way. Our family’s big on birthday celebrations. Coronavirus was not going to stop this one. On the contrary, it actually gave us a new way to party – – The Drive-by Caravan. The Coronavirus social … Continue reading