I really enjoyed ushering in 2019 with great friends and musicals karaoke. We had more delicious food than we could eat in one night, so I haven’t had to cook two more nights in a row this week. As much as I love to cook, the break is very welcome. But today it is back … Continue reading New Year, New You?
Well, all is calm and all is bright at the Beene’s again this Christmas afternoon. The pork for the tamales is in the crock pot, so I know there will be some excitement later when I teach my son how to roll them, but for the most part, we’re just relaxing. My husband and I … Continue reading Merry Christmas – and Happy Holidays too!
Twenty plus years ago I studied German in college. What I remember was enough to get my family and I safely through a wonderful family trip to Southwest Germany last month, but there were always words here and there to trip me up. One lovely afternoon we were walking around Titisee, a beautiful lakeside town … Continue reading Ruhepark
About a week ago, people in Savannah, Georgia, where I live, were panicking. Two years in a row we have had hurricanes hit in our area after decades of watching others deal with the effects of these deadly storms. Before Hurricane Matthew in 2016, there was almost a universal belief that something about the Savannah … Continue reading Before the Storm
[Well, I wrote this VERY early Monday morning and it has taken until Tuesday to post – but the internet is working at last. Blessings on your day] A few days ago my laptop started acting up. The screen would go blank for a few seconds until I adjusted the angle I was holding it. … Continue reading Technology Power Out
In my Creative Nonfiction class, our first assignment was to take some bland imagery and rewrite it to paint a picture or fix a camera lens on the subject. This was my first attempt: We were given: A beautiful view And I wrote: She threw open the slider and stepped onto the rough-hewn balcony, inhaling … Continue reading Spirit & Creativity
Cereal comes up more than one might think in my blog considering how very seldom I eat it. I like cereal, but not for breakfast, when I’m craving protein, not starch. And with a family, it is rare to get away with just having a bowl of cereal for dinner. But this morning I was … Continue reading Bran Flakes & Sweet Treasures
…everywhere. Much apology to Emily Dickinson and her lovely poem, "I heard a Fly buzz—when I died," but this is now one of my great fears: I will never escape all the buzzing and instead will die and still have houseflies buzzing in my final resting place. It is really hot in Savannah and my … Continue reading I heard a Fly buzz…
Tonight I make the turn to go home after sixteen days away from Savannah and my family. I’ve really enjoyed this trip but absence truly does make the heart grow fonder. I miss my husband and son and am so excited to see them, I refuse to be daunted by holiday traffic. Even in stop … Continue reading Summer Vacation
You may be more familiar with Reiki than I am. My only experience before today was at a health fair at my college reunion about 20 years ago. What I remember is that none of my college friends were willing to try it – they went off for chair massages, I think. But I was … Continue reading The Power of Other People’s Prayers