A Feeling of Nostalgia…

Winter is a time of the playoff games.  I don’t mind football, and I will follow my team.  I do love the playoff games though.  I like the excitement and the noise. Hubby will sit and watch all the playoff games.  I will sit with hubby, usually occupying myself with my laptop or a book. Continue reading “A Feeling of Nostalgia…”

Lyrics…

Each year I hear Karen Carpenter’s song, “Merry Christmas, Darling”.  I love that song.  It makes me cry.  Of course, many Christmas songs bring tears to my eyes, I’m just like that. This song, though, returns me to 1983.  No matter what year it is, I am immediately taken back to the Christmas of 1983. Continue reading “Lyrics…”

Houses for Hospitals…

One Christmas just a few years ago, our dear friends were living for a short time in San Diego.  Their children were living in D.C. and they could not join their folks for Christmas. We determined that we would make certain to keep them occupied during the Christmas season to let then not feel likeContinue reading “Houses for Hospitals…”

The Violin….

Both of our girls took music lessons when they were young.  Our oldest took piano lessons from a woman in our church.  She took them for about a year and then she stopped.  I can’t remember why exactly, but I know there was no drama when the lessons ended.  Our youngest was given a second-handContinue reading “The Violin….”

Not a Creature was stirring…

It is the quiet of the evening after a day of Thanksgiving.  The house is silent except for the ticking of the clock in the dining room and the rumble of the train on the tracks a mile or so from the house. I sit here wanting to get up and start to put awayContinue reading “Not a Creature was stirring…”

10 years ago… 31 Days of Observing…

31 Days Observing I still receive emails from a news station in San Diego.  I do this partly to keep informed of what is going on in the city I called home for 27 years and partly because our oldest still lives there and I want to be able to talk with her about herContinue reading “10 years ago… 31 Days of Observing…”

On Missing a Way of Life… 31 Days of Observing…

31 Days Observing   This morning I spent some time reading posts on my Reader section.   There was a post from Adopting James titled “We Know Jack”  (http://adoptingjames.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/we-know-jack/). It was about the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas”  (Tim Burton’s 1993 movie).   It was a great post to read, but what it did was transport me to Disneyland. Continue reading “On Missing a Way of Life… 31 Days of Observing…”

Thirty years ago….

When we think of what happened a week ago we sometimes think it was a long time ago.  Lately, my husband and I tease one another that we are lucky when we remember each other’s names let alone what happened yesterday.  It’s not that we are that old, it’s just that we sometimes just putContinue reading “Thirty years ago….”