A Christmas truce

It’s the wee hours of Christmas morning.  A couple hours ago, I played Santa for the Munchkin. I snuck upstairs and retrieved the differently-wrapped gifts. I filled stockings. I emptied the milk glass, left a half-eaten cookie on the plate, opened the fireplace doors, and placed a note on the hearth. I photographed my late-night … Continue reading

What You Don’t Know…

What You Don’t Know…

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t written a blog post in months. Not really a big deal, right? Life gets busy. Other things take priority. That’s not that remarkable. Yes, I’m a working parent. Yes, I’m a special needs mom. A single mom. And I am a person living with a chronic illness. … Continue reading

Searching for a Silent Night…

Searching for a Silent Night…

For several days, I’ve had a few bars of a song stuck in my head. Problem was, I couldn’t get quite enough of it to put a name to. But there it was… just a few bars of a chorus, drifting into my thoughts as I went about my days. All through the errands. Through the … Continue reading

When a teacher passes on

When a teacher passes on

Sometimes you meet someone who leaves an indelible mark on your life. Who teaches you something you carry with you forever. I’ve been blessed in my life to have met several such teachers. One of which was my childhood priest, Father Ron. I’ll never forget the first time I laid eyes on him… this larger-than-life … Continue reading

Random Saturday morning musings…

Random Saturday morning musings…

Well, technically, it is afternoon now. But I was up late, the Munchkin isn’t home, and I didn’t have any plans today. So I slept in, and I’ve been trying to get motivated to get some things done, but I’m distracted. Figured I’d jot down some quick thoughts to try to clear my head… I know I … Continue reading