THE OLD DENTED, RUSTY BUCKET FAITH IS NOT ABOUT EVERYTHING TURNING OUT OK; IT’S ABOUT BEING OK NO MATTER HOW THINGS TURN OUT. OUR HOUSE WAS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CLINIC ENTRANCE OF JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL IN BALTIMORE. WE LIVED DOWNSTAIRS AND RENTED THE UPSTAIRS ROOMS TO OUT-PATIENTS AT THE CLINIC. ONE SUMMER… Continue reading The Old, Rusty Bucket
I have recently discovered a love for Filofax binders, and planners in general. Printing my own inserts for them, decorating, writing in many colors, stickers, and more. It’s really FUN, but wow……I’ve come to realize that I move from one obsession to the next….seeking something….but never finding it. Or, finding it briefly and then moving… Continue reading Obsession
It gets away quickly when you’re not paying attention, doesn’t it? It’s been a dismal start to the year so far, but I have HIGH hopes for the rest of it…beginning tomorrow. Why? Because it’s Chinese New Year, signifying the beginning of the Year of the Horse. Guess what I am? Yep…..a Horse. 🙂 Not… Continue reading Time Flies…
Thank goodness my mom retains her sense of humor. Actually, in a lot of ways she’s more childlike than ever. Not just because her mental capacity is shrinking, but because her world has much less stress, less anxiety, less worry. Her natural, fun loving, silly self is beginning to show through, a side I’ve rarely… Continue reading More Convos With My Mom
It’s taken me quite some time to get to this place in life, and I mostly like the person I am. Sure, I have my moments, things get me down sometimes. Who doesn’t? Life is like that, I guess. Hard work, sweat, tears, blood. It hasn’t been all bad, of course. But when things were… Continue reading I’m Finally FREE!
I read this article a few months ago and then forgot about it, but I’m constantly fascinated by the origin of names and words, and pronunciation of common terms in different regions, so I revisited it today. This study from North Carolina State (I’m a Tar Heel fan….still interesting, LOL) depicts those very differences in… Continue reading Colloquialisms……AKA, it’s pe-KAHN! 🙂