Smooth, light, luminous, shapely…what’s not to love about the alabaster lamp. And they seem to be very much at home in a variety of milieu. Here are just a few that I’ve been eyeing lately. source Simply gorgeous with … Continue reading
A couple of weekends ago my mother-in-law was cleaning out her shed and decided that it was time to part with this little swivel stool. One look and I knew all she needed was a little love. And some spray … Continue reading
Oh, people. I’m tired. And I’m all out of extrovert. We have 11 days left in the school year and right now the toughest part of my job is not letting my students know that I’m more ready for the … Continue reading
For some, this day is filled with joy. For others, this day is filled with deep sorrow for a variety of reasons. For others still, this day is like any other. To all of you-to each and every one of you-know that you are loved beyond words. That you are covered in a love so deep, we can scarcely take it in. Blessings to all of you. May your day be filled with the knowledge of deep, abiding love.
A couple of weeks ago I shared this post with you, admitting that I’m kind of limping to the finish line at school. I needed a little distraction to amuse myself to get to Friday afternoon, so I made a … Continue reading
Ahhhh. It’s Saturday. And I had a few moments early this morning all to myself, so I decided to flip through some old pictures for a bit and this one always stops me in my tracks.
Several years ago my friends Lisa, Laura, Mandy, and I ran a marathon relay to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. Yes, I ran the short leg, thank goodness. Anyway, another friend, Debbie Riggs from Pure Photography was at the right place and the right time to snap this picture of the four of us as our anchor, Mandy, crossed the finish line (a million thanks, sweet Debbie). It says so many things to me. A representation of deep love and friendship. The difficulty of knowing where one of us stops and the other begins. The celebration of ending the journey with great joy.
We will celebrate again this fall when Mandy’s sweet girl, Tatum, completes her second round of treatment for Leukemia. There will be a party. There will be tears. There will be great joy.
For now, I have this photo. And a box of Kleenex. And a cup that runneth over in so many ways. How does your cup run over?
Here at home it is currently raining cats and dogs and in this dry and thirsty land we are grateful. That doesn’t mean we don’t love a little sunshine, though. Just a few sunny picks I’m loving at the moment. … Continue reading
As far as the landscape goes, I don’t live in the most beautiful town, but I do love it here. Why? Well, to start, you won’t find a more warm and friendly community. In fact, that is the reason I love … Continue reading
No, not my actual sister’s home just up the road, but the semi-annual consignment sale here in Abilene. Sisters Kate and Summer (those ladies were WAY to busy for me to get a shot of them…next time) kindly invited me … Continue reading
Confession: I’m not a terribly patient person. There. I said it. You’d think that someone that chooses to teach high school students would be a veritable fount of patience. Well, I can be, but when it comes to sitting in the … Continue reading