Constant Pilgrims

Tradition and continuity... I love them both. Thanksgiving holiday was different this year.  There was no crowd squashed around the table - - only we three.  With all the tumult of moving and change a quiet day was perfectly in order. And I must say... Doug's turkey was outstanding... as was my pumpkin pie.  We do pretty …

Continue reading Constant Pilgrims

Grace for the Overly Stressed

"What's happenin' Mom", the customary greeting from a son's Sunday morning call. "Oh, not much", my customary response ......when I don't really want to talk about what is going on ....when I don't want to verbalize the "what's happenin" because there's more than I can handle. When he mentions he and the brothers and the …

Continue reading Grace for the Overly Stressed

Summer Pea Pickin’

It made me happy to see a grandson in a garden.  It got me to thinking... I need a vegetable garden of my own.  This young man was very proud of his leaf.  He ate fresh peas and called them pea-candy.  I hope he will always think of veggies that way.  Hmmm...we'll see how long that lasts. …

Continue reading Summer Pea Pickin’

Plant History

Every time I've moved much is given or sadly thrown away, but the houseplants must always go to a good home. One of my favorites was a "Prayer Plant".  The leaves roll up at night as if in prayer and open wide in the morning as if giving thanks for the day.  It was relatively new before our move …

Continue reading Plant History

Created To Give

A new thing created ... finished with care .... nothing feels better to me. Last week I spent time with a group of women who are movers and shakers in the quilt world.  Their mission field is the sewing machine and they meet every Tuesday for most of the year.  They create beauty and warmth, sending tangible hugs far, far away. …

Continue reading Created To Give