We knew that Fred had certain challenges when we adopted him, but were not aware that he didn't have the ability to find his way home. After 2 very long absences, we realized that if we let him outside, chances were, he would get lost, so we constructed a "cat pen" for him. At first, I… Continue reading Make a decison..then let it go
Jack and I are leaving for Maine this morning. I have taken a lot of virtual tours of homes in Maine over the past month, and now we are going to do drive-bys of the actual houses. We know what we want in a home; age, size, location, neighborhood, yard. We just have no idea… Continue reading The question that stops us
When I first posted the photograph of "Wonder" on my blog, I was not looking for a home for her. It was too early, in my mind, for that. So when I got an email from friends, Patty and Mark, saying that they had been looking for an orange kitten and would like to adopt… Continue reading Relaxing into the mystery
I got up later than Jack this morning. He was sitting in the living room drinking coffee as I came down the stairs and the first thing he said was, "You would not believe what happened last night!" I could tell it was going to be a good story so I poured my coffee and… Continue reading The “Wonder” of it all. ….and a little contest!
My mother called yesterday afternoon asked me to bring her back the book that she loaned me a few weeks ago (the book that she said she didn't want back). I said, "Mom, I loaned that book to someone. You said that you didn't want it back." She replied, "Oh, I never said that! Never… Continue reading Trusting the Good
I was driving to Bennington on Thursday listening to NPR (Fresh Air). Terry Gross was interviewing Mike Mills, a film maker who was talking about his newest movie, Beginner's. I enjoyed the interview right away because the guy was really funny, in a self-deprecating sort of way, and the talk was interesting (the film was… Continue reading Planting the seed
The picture above is from my 2011 calendar which is a series of "openings". I love the feeling it gives me of unknown opportunities behind the closed doors...especially when I am sitting, safely, at my desk looking at my calendar, busy with the life that I have chosen which seems to be working well, at… Continue reading Listening “in”
I was sitting in a chair a few weeks ago and Fred (one of our cats) jumped up onto my lap and flipped head up (as he usually does) to take a nap. Luke came over to investigate and I loved the way Fred just kept his eyes closed (probably hoping Luke would go away!).… Continue reading trust and forgiveness