The Anxiety of Silence

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” Blaise Pascal.  I have always loved music.  I remember coming home from school in Grade 2 and finding a new record (yes, I’m that old) by our record player and listening to it OVER and OVER and reading the liner... Continue Reading →

It’s 2020, Now What?

I don’t like making goals. Just being honest. Goals scare me. I think Brennig having cancer has given me PTSD in regard to goal making. The fact that our lives came to a screeching halt, five+ years ago has shaken my very core. Our family’s lifestyle of moving a lot (like every three-four years) has... Continue Reading →

Hard Things that Were Once Easy

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unbornAddison - As seen on the Chicago Cultural Center Dome I used to be a voracious reader. My father works for a publishing company and at... Continue Reading →

Back to The Real World

It's Labor Day in America. In my mind it's the last day before school begins, but here where we live, kids started almost three weeks ago already. In the last three weeks, we've started school, take our oldest to college, unpacked his boxes into his dorm room, prayed for him and left him to fend... Continue Reading →

Thankfulness in the Midst of Chaos

These last six weeks have been utter chaos. Not anything bad, but a lot of things are taking up precious brain space. I'm a middle season mom and my life feels so out of control right now. My oldest is graduating in two days. Woohoo!!! During all of his cancer treatments, this child refused to... Continue Reading →

Where are the Neighbors?

This weekend D, my husband, took down two trees in our yard. We have 5 trees that need to be taken down in total. Three of them are huge maple trees which had been sorely mistreated by previous owners. (Just a reminder: Do not put retaining wall bricks around trees while they are young. It... Continue Reading →

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