Tuesday, November 29, 2011

home sweet home

“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”
Henry David Thoreau

Hank and Kate meet...fast friends


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

to live well

  • scrambled eggs
  • "will you come lay with me?"
  • Mike Akin
  • children who honor their dad
  • feast preparations
  • he trimmed the roses
  • desire to try

"Let us remember, too, that greatness is not always a matter of the scale of one's life, but of the quality of one's life. True greatness is not always tied to the scope of our tasks, but to the quality of how we carry out our tasks whatever they are. In that attitude, let us give our time, ourselves, and our talents to the things that really matter now, things which will still matter a thousand years from now."
--Spencer W. Kimball, "A Gift of Gratitude", Tambuli, Dec 1977


Friday, November 18, 2011

random thoughts

he always took care of me

Wednesday's gracious gift

another year older and wiser too

the birth of a mama

a room filled with woman hearts

a timely message

a favorite nursery rhyme
once upon a time it felt like me

a favorite pastime

a season of abundance and thanksgiving

val loves to puzzle
jack is growing bigger before my eyes

she sings as lovely as she looks

one of a kind

one of a kind

one of a kind

already so much missing in my life
then again

"'Tis better to have loved and lost 
then never to have loved at all."

and not gone for good

so many things i like about this photo
wish i knew who took the picture

an emotional week
"buckets of rain, buckets of tears"
bob dylan


Friday, November 11, 2011

honoring all who served

in honor of you

  • stand tall, put my hand over my heart when i say the pledge of allegiance or hear the national anthem...or watch the flag pass by
  • learn flag etiquette
  • vote
  • don't complain......campaign
  • express appreciation
  • remember you in my prayers
  • pray for your families
  • study American history

heaven at Settebello's

today we went to lunch
laughed over pizza
sharing remains
"remember when's"
and now

basil fresh
imported flour
hot and sliced
all eyes were blue
mine brown and beholding

today we went to lunch
so much more to me
leaning in
they at lunch
i in heaven


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

what might have been

mornings like this
when the moon spills
lighting my room
only the clock breaks this quiet
i think of you
i wonder at His plan
i wish
and wish
but deep inside
if i look
really stop and feel
this longing for you
what might have been


Monday, November 7, 2011

one down, six to go

seven months
dessert, candy, soda free

just in time for the holidays
David, you have been an awesome opponent!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

William Tyndale

where does your devotion spring from
growing up affluent
concern for the plow boy

"To scatter Roman darkness by this light
The loss of land and life I'll reckon slight."

in your forty years to die a martyr
cold requesting warmth

i will always honor you
feast at your sacrifice
William Tyndale
brave, bright and true

"Scripture is a light, and shows us the true way, both what to do and what to hope for, and a defense from all error, and a comfort in adversity that we despair not, and strengthens us in prosperity that we sin not."
William Tyndale


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

goodbye lovely October

 where is the "good" in goodbye?