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Another Favorite Bites the Dust
Friday, May 07, 2021      2 comments

The best Italian restaurant in town now has a giant “For Lease” sign stretched across its front facade... What a shame, but I can see how it might have become a casualty of COVID... it was not exactly a fast food, serve it in styrofoam kind... Read more
Life Goes On
Wednesday, May 05, 2021      15 comments

I transplanted these tomatoes as seedlings into the ground in early March, and they have been pretty much on their own ever since! A few plants succ... Read more
Nearly Normal
Monday, May 03, 2021      13 comments

After so many weeks of atypical living, it will take a bit of time to get back into a “normal” schedule.... at least that’s what I tell myself as I deal with tasks one at a time... SOOOO, I checked to ensure that the daisies I planted yeste... Read more
Home Sweet Home
Monday, May 03, 2021      13 comments

I got to spend one night with my dear friend, Barb, last night.... it was only a few hours out of my way, and we were able to catch up with one another and encourage one another... And then I drove across another part of Texas to get home a... Read more
Momilies- Things My Mother Wrote Down
Saturday, May 01, 2021      10 comments

Momilies= smart things that my mother wanted us to remember: “Daily Rules 1. Wake up. Decide to have a good day. Psalm 118:24 2. Dress up. The best way to improve your looks is to add a smile. 1 Samuel 16:7 3. Shut up. Say ... Read more
Time for Me to Go
Saturday, May 01, 2021      11 comments

We held the third, and last, memorial service for my Mom today, this one primarily for the residents of her senior apartment complex, but one lady who had come to the other two, also came today, but THIS time I had a chance to visit with her at ... Read more
Tasty Serendipitous Meal
Thursday, April 29, 2021      9 comments

Leftovers make for some peculiar meals, and we had leftovers from the funeral lunch .... Under COVID restrictions, the caterer could serve individually wrapped ham and cheese wraps..... except that Ham and cheese wraps get soggy with time.... ... Read more
Tedious Work
Wednesday, April 28, 2021      8 comments

I miss my mom. But I know that she has passed out of this life into Glory.... that she has cast off the shackles of this mortal coil... that she wouldn’t want to come back, even if it were possible... BUT, we who are left have to deal... Read more
The Funeral
Tuesday, April 27, 2021      9 comments

Of the many plans that my sweet mother made for her own funeral, one of the constants was having a soloist sing “Finally Home”, a song which she fully embraced as the “theme” of her “graduation”. Finally Home (lyrics) When engulfed by ... Read more
Absent From the Body, Present With the Lord
Tuesday, April 27, 2021      12 comments

We buried my mom today.... I guess I SHOULD say, “We buried my mom’s body.” She was already gone, and the casket we lowered into the cold hard Texas clay held her “earth-suit” used as a temporary house for the enormous spirit of her soul...... ... Read more
The Big Deal
Sunday, April 25, 2021      12 comments

All the family is arriving for my mother’s funeral activities tomorrow and Tuesday.... my daughter arrived from Fort Worth this evening with 4 kids, after a very tiring drive, it has been SO long since they did any traveling due to COVID that th... Read more
Still a Ways To Go... I’m Wearing Down...
Sunday, April 25, 2021      11 comments

Details! Details! Details! We are coming down to the last days of funeral preparations.... out of town family starts arriving tomorrow, and then visitation, and a private graveside service on Monday.... AND a dinner with the whole clan at my bro... Read more
Bittersweet Smiles
Friday, April 23, 2021      10 comments

I drove back to Houston today to help my family get ready for our mother’s funeral next week, but on the way I spotted a sign at the entrance to a country cemetery.... I drive by this cemetery often, but had never noticed what it said, or at lea... Read more
Almost Like a Refreshing Retreat
Friday, April 23, 2021      11 comments

Sooooo, we’re trying to remember all the far flung friends of my mother’s and let them know of her dying (she would call it “GRADUATING”) , and after the initial shock wears off, each one has had the most lovely, encouraging things to say about ... Read more
When It Rains....
Wednesday, April 21, 2021      11 comments

We had some cool air slide into south Texas last night, and I felt a little chilled..... but it suddenly occurred to me that I had just gotten my 2nd COVID vaccine yesterday, and chills and fever are an occasional side effect! So, without c... Read more

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