On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Jump for Joy

“Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do.”  – Jean de la Bruyere Check out Cee’s challenge and join us on the hunt for joy!

100 Days of School

Originally posted on Believing for Ben:
I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted an update about grandson Ben. He’s doing great! He played soccer in the Fall and now is playing basketball. He’s enjoying school and church activities. And it will be three more years before he has to return to New…

Writer's Quote Wednesday: Edith Wharton

The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, playwright, short story writer, and designer. In addition to 15 novels, seven novellas, and eighty-five short stories, she published poetry, books on design and travel, literary and cultural criticism, and a memoir….

Monday Memories: Sydney Opera House under construction, 1970

Construction of the iconic Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia began in 1959 and was not completed until 14 years later in 1973. When I was there in 1970, residents of Sydney were complaining not only about the time it was taking to complete construction but also about the total cost. Click here for some…

My Theme for 2020: Self Care!

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
So I’m not really a believer in New Year’s resolutions for myself. It’s never really been a thing for me, mostly because they end up falling through on account of me. Either I willingly let them go, get bored with them because the excitement wears off, or life gets too…

Writer's Quote Wednesday: A. A. Milne

A.A. Milne (18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, screenwriter and playwright whose works included novels, poetry for children, and collections of short stories for children. He is best known for his books Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

Monday Memories: Warren Dunes in the snow, late 1970s

Located along the shore of Lake Michigan in southwestern Michigan, Warren Dunes State Park was a favorite place to visit in the summer because of its beach along the lake. We went there often when we lived in South Bend, IN which is about 35 miles away. However, we also liked to visit in the…

On the Hunt for Joy: Week 1 – Get Outside

Every day now I greet the morning by going outside to have my second cup of coffee on the front porch. I often look at the treetops, and the other day I photographed the tops of several trees I can see from the porch… See more photos taken outside or join the Hunt for Joy…