Archive | December, 2013


17 Dec


I’d like to give everyone a little Christmas gift from my Aunt, Theresa Vecchio, who moved to heaven in June of this year. She opened a Face Book account with the help of her daughter Gina a little over a year ago, when she returned home from the hospital before the holidays.
I found her comments to be gifts….the last of her generation in our family passing on simple gems of wisdom to the next. I hope you enjoy them.

November 10, 2012
Looked at some of the many messages on FB today. Everyone has so many struggles. I feel badly for them. Some are downright scary and mean. Well, here in Arkwright the world is still turning and all we can do is hope for the best and pray that we all feel better. The world still has beauty if we choose to see it.

November 27, 2012
I had a lot of visitors today. Some took my blood, some chatted with me. Yet I liked them all. One fell in love with one of the kittens we have. I told her she can come play with the animals anytime, but she can’t take them home. hahaha. We are decorating for Christmas and I am happy to be home in my favorite chair with my little doggy Midgy on my lap. May you all be as blessed and well. I wish the best for all of you this Holiday season. Try to be happy and don’t let all the commercial silliness bring you down.

December 17, 2012
So comfy at home. Dinner is cooking and the candles are lit. Counting my blessings. Everyone try to remember to slow down and think about what the season is about. Don’t get all upset. I never had much growing up in the Depression, but we had love. Give your love..that gift lasts.


At long last –Day 30 of 30 Days/30 Blogs

1 Dec

And so it ends. On this final day of 30 Days/ 30 Blogs, I’ve managed to begin writing at the early hour of 11 pm as I sit by the fire. At least my final post will appear on time, before the stroke of midnight.
There’s something satisfying about seeing a thing to its end.But then again, that’s just me. I wasn’t always this way. But I like this way better.
This helped me a great deal. I might continue once in a while. But my deadline is soon approaching and it needs all my focus if this manuscript re-write will be completed. It has to be.
But life has to continue amid the deadlines. People need us. The cats need us. And the house doesn’t want to be left undressed for Christmas.
I started to put away the fall/Thanksgiving decorations while my husband, Lary put the lighted houses and green garland on the mantle and our youngest son, Sam, hung the lights outside.
It is the last day of November, going into the last month of 2013, and I wonder what the New Year will bring?
I’m hoping for continued blessings as well as sufficient grace to walk through the tough parts that come. I’m believing for a better focus on what really matters and a lighter grip on what doesn’t.
When I was a child, 2001 was a space Odyssey. Hmmmm