Last thursday, I posted some pics of our yard before the Tree service guys removed the trees. I had every intention of posting the “after” pics on Friday. Meanwhile, I received a phone call Thursday night that my cousin Dan had died. This threw the tree transition to the back burner. I had to … More Less Trees: The “after” pictures
Today Fifteen trees will be removed from our property. These three are in the front yard, blocking the sunlight. Two of these trees produced enough leaves for Mr Porter to rake up 50 bags. Next year, he won’t have so many leaves to clear. If I had planned ahead, I could have taken these … More Today’s Tree Transitions
Instead of thinking of my life as one state of chaos to the next, I’ve decided that “transition” is a better word. As you know the de-pinking transition is in full swing. While we are still unsure if we will paint all the cabinets white, or the tops white and bottoms gray, Mr. Porter did … More My Transitions coming in 2017
Background noise is drowned out by the snowflakes hitting the ground. Snow’s arrival gives us nature’s permission to slow down, listen to our own breathing, our own footsteps. It causes us to stop running to catch up with the world, and to stop and notice our private place within the larger realm. Although … More Snow makes everything quieter.
I brought Bailey to PetMart yesterday to get his nails trimmed. He was starting to look Howard-Hughes-ish and needed those nails clipped. As usual, I bribed him with cheese to get him into the car. When we took a turn at the intersection, he realized we were not on the way to his friend Georgie’s … More Bailey’s Christmas Miracle
Well I hope that title got your attention, because I found an interesting fact in the book of Joshua and I will share it with you. After the people of Israel left Egypt, none of the males who were born during the time they wandered in the desert had been circumcised and dedicated to the … More Ending Slavery.