A Toast to Barbara

I woke up to a FB alert…60s Franciscan Earthenware in the Starburst pattern…was I dreaming? The bursts, the dots, the memories of these dishes in my Aunt Jean’s kitchen cabinets. Swoon. Quickly asking if they were still available I waited for a reply, was I too late? Private message again, reply on the FB post…me!Continue reading “A Toast to Barbara”

Cherish

Four hours into today and it has been chock full of goodness…tea outside in the garden with the birds; a visit to Rockefeller State Park to see the peonies; a game of Scrabble where I kicked the Scrabble champion of this household’s butt; and some early dinner prep, marinating chicken so it’s super delicious later…allContinue reading “Cherish”

It’s Kinda Funny

Evidently Mother’s Day is a bit controversial. In the last few days I have seen articles and essays by some pretty vocal Mother’s Day haters. What I have learned…Mothers are not all that; being a mom is not a career and should not define you; some moms suck; not all women can become mothers, aContinue reading “It’s Kinda Funny”

106 Years Later

April 2015…the 100th Anniversary marking the start of the Armenian Genocide was approaching, it seemed like a good time to overshare the story of my mom’s family on social media. I began doing daily posts…trying to string together the bits of information I had overheard growing up. Archiving our history for the next generation, becauseContinue reading “106 Years Later”

Those Who Teach

I have always hated the saying, those who can, do…those who can’t, teach. How about, people are able to do…because they were taught by someone who loved the challenge of creating a better world. How about, sometimes people don’t need to be in the limelight, they want to nurture the talents of others. How about,Continue reading “Those Who Teach”

Feel the Joy

Kinehora…Pooh pooh pooh…knock on wood…break a leg. Why is it so hard to celebrate the goodness in our lives guilt free? Why can’t a selfless 90-year-old woman receive a box of presents…and enjoy it without any baggage? Why do I feel a little nervous when receiving amazing news? Soon after we moved to my childhoodContinue reading “Feel the Joy”

Siblings

This is one of my favorite pictures ever…a moment. My kids, siblings, a blip in time that only the two people in that very hug understand. I like to think it’s about letting go of annoyances…and just experiencing one emotion…love. Happy National Siblings Day. Siblings, a loaded subject, there is just so much there. Bonding,Continue reading “Siblings”

My Easter Peeps

Renew. Rebirth. Hope and light. Spring celebrations, bright colors and flowers…sheer joy. I love Easter. To be honest I love all holidays, but Easter is pretty delicious. Happiness galore, great music, flowers. What’s not to love? This morning I was watching church while doing my exercises, the beauty of Zoourch. Feeling the need for someContinue reading “My Easter Peeps”