Well, not at home! I’ve spent time in Wisconsin, helping my 97 year old Mother-in-law….again. I spent MONTHS in Arizona being nanny, housekeeper and chef while daughter Deep Faith crammed in her last four classes and required internship for her second B.A. And in between, I’ve been hammering out my own course work to expand my writing career. But I’ve missed being here, writing about what I love and sharing what I’ve learned. I’ll work harder to stay here. Life is short. Do what you love, right?Read More →

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was able to spend 3 weeks in February down in Southern California helping my daughter-in-law with her post operative care. That also meant helping out with their 3 dogs. Buddy and his friends made sure I did not get bored. Let me introduce you to them. Sadie is the youngest, a lively year old miniature dachshund who loves to ride on your foot as you shuffle your way to the kitchen for morning coffee. She is quite affectionate and enjoys being picked up to be cuddled as she slathers you with “kisses”. Sadie is not troubled withRead More →

Gonna wear a little “religion” on my sleeve here. No apologies. Jesus is the best gift I have ever received. So thankful he came to earth. Even more thankful he didn’t stay in that manager, but grew up then died for my sins. The best gift ever! Hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas! ArleneRead More →

Since my kids are intricately woven in my life, I talk about them a lot. Like any self respecting mother, I could go on for days about each of them, but I will make these intros brief here. Since this is my blog, not theirs, I have chosen to identify them (and refer to them in my blog) by what I see as their key attribute. From oldest to youngest….. Family Rock, oldest son, lives in another state with his compassionate teacher-wife and their twin daughters. The back story is, this is the son I gave up as a young woman and reconnected with 34Read More →