Something we who are alone have to rely on when we have emergencies come up in our day. And when I say emergencies I mean car trouble. Nothing makes me feel more vulnerable. So Saturday I was on my way to 5:00 Mass at St. Ambrose in Parchment when my car stalled at the corner … Continue reading Kindness Of Strangers
The last month has been a roller coaster ride for me. It started out with being super frustrated with my 5 year old puppy Flash. (Yes I said 5 year old) puppy. For some reason he figured he had to mark his territory in the house. I did some research and got advice from the … Continue reading Finding Clarity In Chaos
Dogs have always been a big part of my life since I married Sam. Let me clarify..My Brothers and I always wanted a dog and through our years of growing up people would give us dogs that didn't work out for them. We were thrilled but after a few days when we came home, they … Continue reading My Four-legged Furry Family
As I kick off my newly titled Blog "Party of One", I am looking at how over the past 7+ years I have survived my journey with grief since the loss of my husband. Surviving is really all we who are left can do. Or so I thought when Sam dropped dead on the bathroom … Continue reading Me, Myself, and I
For the past two years I have spent part of the winter in Florida. I found a pet friendly rental in Madeira Beach and drove down with my Golden Retriever Honey and a friend to help me drive. Last year went without a hitch, except said friend forgot her drivers license. This year not so … Continue reading Hit Me With Your Best Shot
It's about 6:00 am on what looks to be another gorgeous day in southwest lower Michigan and I am doing my usual routine. Take the dog out, make coffee, and check the news to make sure the world hasn't blown up while I was sleeping. My life has changed in so many ways during … Continue reading The Reason I Breathe
If I remember the hymn correctly the rest of the chorus goes "and they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love and they'll know we are Christians by our LOVE. What the hell has happened to our country? (rhetorical question). The divide between Black and White, Christian and Muslim, Democrats and Republicans, … Continue reading They Will Know We Are Christians?