I miss you Uncle Steve. ❤️ Happy birthday and I hope you & Auntie Martha are having a happy reunion.Happy birthday to Libby Lou too!
I’d joked that since I don’t have a doctor – and therefore I don’t know if I have any get-it-faster health issues – I’d probably end up last in line for the vaccine.Continue reading “The appointment”
I work the list, starting with scripture. Currently in the psalms, which are rich to unpack, but I also always find it jarring to wade into poetry and songs after the narrative prose of the books that precede it.Continue reading “The start and end of the day”
One day after Christmas.
One year after I watched an annular eclipse at sea.Continue reading “December 26”
Growing up – back in the days (gasp) before cell-phones and always-on communication, to be late to meet my parents was to send them into a spiral of worry. And that meant Trouble.
My sister and I learned not to be late. We at least learned not to be late without first calling to say so.
An expected hour late is less painful for the person waiting than 2 minutes of dear Lord what’s happening where are they??? Continue reading “I still arrive late for church”
Beyond my fence, is a little strip of land that’s technically public property – there’s a sidewalk and guardrail and whatnot out there.
It’s not mine. Or if it is, being outside the fence, it’s not top of mind. I don’t see it, unless I want to. Continue reading “Tending to the unseen (outside and in)”
Written before the stay at home order here. I don’t know if that changes much of what I said, other than that it’s all just a bit more exhausting now that it’s not a choice.
How quickly things change, from the days (just a few weeks ago) when I’d be angry when Amazon over-promised and (literally) under-delivered. If their site would say something is in stock and available for delivery tomorrow! and then multiple days later it was still “delayed.”
Then, I just felt lied to.
Don’t lie to us. The truth is always better than false hope.
That principle still stands, by the way. Hopeful but realistic expectations are more sustaining than happy falsehood.
These days, I’m just so grateful if something is in stock, or even has an “expected available” date. Even if it’s delayed – Continue reading “Shifting perspective”
… when so much of life is disrupted, as we do what we can to protect ourselves, our loved ones, our neighbors and elders from the Covid-19 outbreak… Continue reading “And in these days…”