52 thoughts, flotsam

Pretty?

 Not too terribly long ago, I had the pleasure of seeing my family. My whole family, including my Beautiful Nieces.

It was the holidays, so a good bit of that time was spent in eating things my waistline didn’t need and playing games and even a smidge of Christmas shopping here and there.

[Pause to freak out: Christmas is almost here! Am I ready??? Auuuugh!]

OK. I’m all right now. Back to topic.

At one point my Second Beautiful Niece was entertaining herself with some sort of sign-up form she’d created, which included a “Mad Lib”-esque portion, along these lines: Continue reading “Pretty?”

52 thoughts, flotsam, today has a theme song

My bad, but I’m back

No less than three people in the last 24 hours have pointed out that I have (to all outward appearances) abandoned my blog – and by extension my few but precious readers – for weeks now. At least one mentioned it with a little bit of concern. My bad.

It’s fine here, it’s just… what to write, you know?  Blah blah work, blah blah holidays, blah blah housekeeping, blah blah more work.

Blah. No one wants to hear that, and I don’t want to write it.

Anyway, yesterday I opened one of my 52-thoughts, and it was from my First Beautiful Niece, Continue reading “My bad, but I’m back”

52 thoughts, faith, flotsam, there is something wrong with me

Braver than I am: the power of vulnerability

Every week this year, I’ve been opening notes from my sister – each one of 52 thoughts she sent me for Christmas. I open one each Sunday (provided I’m home to do it then), which is why – as most of my regular readers will have noticed – most Mondays Continue reading “Braver than I am: the power of vulnerability”

52 thoughts, flotsam, roadtrips to new-where, travel, ups and downs

Progress

Panorama of St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Panorama of St. Louis, Missouri, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One of my destinations along my way to “NEW-where”

My grand adventure to NEW-where continues to shape up. In total, the trip as planned requires 15 days, 14 nights, 8 hotels, 3 flights, 2 car rentals, and something over 2200 miles by car. And a partridge in a pear tree. Continue reading “Progress”