The Waiting Game

#solTuesdays 1/24/24 Now, I wait for the weather to warm up enough so we can get the camper out of storage and ready for trips.  In the waiting is planning. You might know where you want to go, but you need to figure out when. Or, you might know when you can go, so you … More The Waiting Game


Retired Teacher Dreams

1/10/23. #wherewerv, #solTuesdays This title popped into my head after just a few seconds, which is not typical for me. It has SO many meanings to me! Personal, retired, community, and outside our community, I have so much I wish for. And with Martin Luther King day around the corner, I thought today would be … More Retired Teacher Dreams

You Never Know…

1/3/23 #wherewerv, #solTuesday I am not a big sports person. My parents were both die-hard, season-ticket holding Steelers fans. My dad sports-surfed on his TV for years. I married someone who likes sports more than I do, particularly wrestling and football. So we had football games on the TV over the weekend. We were watching … More You Never Know…

Camping Gratitude

11/21/22. #solTuesdays #wherewerv Thanksgiving has been my favorite time of the year for many years. I like the focus on gratitude, on giving. (Especially when my kids were younger, the focus of “what am I getting” that comes with Christmas presents made me nuts.) We would each talk about what we were thankful for as … More Camping Gratitude

Camping Memories

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Today is both a camping memory and one I shared at our dad’s memorial service that we finally held in August, 2 years and 4 months after he passed. Tomorrow is the fourth anniversary of my mom’s passing, so this seemed like a good time to share this memory. I miss … More Camping Memories

Ah, here I am!

#solTuesdays For the last 30 years or so, here’s where I’ve come to be me, the me that questions, that is unsure. The me who finally relaxes as she takes off the facade, the always-striving-to-get-it-right wife or the this-family-is-gonna-love-each-other-if-it-kills-me mom. This has been my quiet place, where I’ve retreated and recharged for years and years. … More Ah, here I am!