Unhappy Anniversary… Check-In With People

March 13th…365 days ago.   365 days of change, unrealized expectations, isolation, depression, loss, hurt, anger, fear, frustration. 365 days of waiting to return to normal. 365 days of hoping for a tomorrow that hasn’t happened yet. 365 days of bucking the system and not wanting to be controlled by popular opinion, social media, the government.Continue reading “Unhappy Anniversary… Check-In With People”

When You Focus on the Missing Piece You Miss the Point

I think my love for puzzles comes from my childhood memories of putting them together with my grandma.  She would sit for hours with a puzzle and put it together and I found so much joy in joining her.  I loved the thrill of debating about whether to put the border together first, or justContinue reading “When You Focus on the Missing Piece You Miss the Point”

A Sneaky Taste and a Blessing Deferred 

I love to bake sugar cookies with the kids, lather them in frosting and sprinkles and then enjoy them with the family.  This has been a tradition of baking that began with my mom and has been passed on to my kids.  After the initial taste testing there are always plenty of cookies to lastContinue reading “A Sneaky Taste and a Blessing Deferred “

Waiting in Line, Full of Emotions

    I confess that I once waited in line to ride a roller coaster at an amusement park for close to three hours.  It was the newest ride in the park and the main reason I purchased a ticket that day. I had been anticipating this new sit-down, feet dangling, loopty-loop thrill ride since theContinue reading “Waiting in Line, Full of Emotions”