Thanksgiving Blessings

November 23, 2017 by - 4 Comments

  The pies are made, the veggies are chopped, and the champagne is chilling. Family is gathered and everyone has brought lots of love along. This is already my favorite Thanksgiving. If I didn’t thank God today, then I would be remiss. My blessings overflow, and I am astonished and grateful. Thank you for being …Read More

Miss Nina Garcia, A Forever Cat

November 21, 2017 by - 3 Comments

Seven years ago, on the Monday night before Thanksgiving, a tiny black and white kitten wandered up our driveway and into our hearts. My kids first thought it was a small skunk, but it began meowing. It meowed not just at my kids, but at the two excited dogs who were very interested in it. …Read More

A Day to Breathe

November 24, 2011 by - 5 Comments

For a moment there, I forgot to breathe. Has that ever happened to you? I used to worry about breathing a lot when I was a kid–suddenly remembering that I had to take a breath every few seconds, or I would die.  I would take control of my breath, think about breathing in, breathing out, …Read More

Grateful, Thankful

November 22, 2007 by -

I adored my visit with the DuQuoin, IL Rotary Club this past week. They meet every Tuesday at Francie’s Bed and Breakfast. (And if you know Isabella Moon, you know why the name of the inn is amusing!) It was one of the most enjoyable hours I’ve spent in a long time. It’s amazing to …Read More