Although it will happen to us all, death is always difficult under any circumstance. Short in stature, but tall in the mark he made on his family; my father-in-law has left this earth only to join my late husband (and his first son), Kevin. He left behind a loving wife of 62 years, two daughters, a son, grand-children, great grand-children, three sisters, a brother, and many others that knew and loved him. Nick-named by his first grandson, everyone called him G-Daddy.
As I write this post with only days to go until Thanksgiving, I am growing excited, yet reminiscent with Sweet Holiday Memories of my late husband and his love for “all things holiday.” He loved this time of the year more than anyone I know. [Read more…]
Throughout the course of my working career, the offices I have inhabited over the years began with a wide range from nice to not so nice. Yet, each time I moved to a different office I made the spot my own and made the best of what I was provided. Each time I was finished with the space, someone would comment on how beautiful I had made it and I would always say, “I can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear!” For those of you who have never heard this old expression, it means that something wonderful can be transformed from something not-so-wonderful. [Read more…]
In case you missed the weather, Western Kentucky had a terrible storm this afternoon! During the storm I was at work in body only; because my mind was certainly on my home, the dogs, and whether the storm had reeked havoc with the property. As I rounded the curve before arriving home, I quickly surveyed the house and the yard. What? I focused in on one of my Cleveland Pear trees in the back yard. Oh, no…Timber!! My Tree! I could see what appeared, from the road, to be a small mess! [Read more…]
The phrase, “Long Live the Queen” has taken on a whole new meaning for me and it has nothing to do with the queen of England. I try to visit my newly acquired honey bees every day to make sure they have enough food and water and no harm has come to them or the hive. Lately I noticed they were acting differently than usual. I first thought it was the heat (and it still might be the answer), but I casually mention their change in activity to my co-worker and bee mentor, Mike. He studied on my comment for a minute and then said, “your hive may have lost its queen.” A lump jumped up into my throat…a queenless hive! OMG! [Read more…]