A Perfect Peace…
A Perfect Peace…
/ December 11, 2017 1 COMMENTS

What do I do when I’m overwhelmed by life? And believe me, I am no different from anyone else…there have been many times when I’ve been engulfed and grasping for anything that will stop me from falling into the abyss of despair. My pivotal experience happened when I was a young girl.  I had been…

The Promise of Winter…
The Promise of Winter…
/ November 15, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Winter can be a sad time for many of us. The shortening days and lengthening nights can be depressing. The looming secular and Christian family gatherings can be daunting. Our tongues can lose control and our actions can be misconstrued. Winter cannot be skipped, It cannot be glossed over, It returns year after year. It…

What a Note to End On…
What a Note to End On…
/ November 13, 2017 0 COMMENTS

I subbed for choir just before Thanksgiving. “As long as there is a class leader,” I said, “I can’t play piano to run their warm-ups.” “Not even chopsticks?” the teacher asked? “Haha…not even….”  I texted back. My day was a little nerve wracking not knowing what to expect in each class.  My stomach flipped and…

Paper Clips…
Paper Clips…
/ November 9, 2017 1 COMMENTS

As a writer I like to keep things neat. Paperclips help me do this. I have plastic coated colored ones, ordinary metal ones, some that are in the shape of music notes and large oversized ones for those sheaths of paper that won’t stay together with a stapler. I don’t use them so often now…

Inspiration…
Inspiration…
/ November 7, 2017 1 COMMENTS

The classroom wall I sat opposite this morning, while my students (for the day) read through and answered questions on chapter 10 of The Odyssey, was truly inspirational, What perfect imagery, butterflies flurrying from the pages of a book as ideas and thoughts to illumine the minds and souls where they alight. It brought to…

November Already…
November Already…
/ November 3, 2017 0 COMMENTS

It seemed as though one minute it was bright and sunny and we were hanging tulle in the barn for Daughts’ and her Hubs’ reception, and the next I was draping my plants with sheets to protect them from the night-time freezing temperatures. My brother was here with his sons and remarked, “I didn’t know…

McKroger…
McKroger…
/ October 25, 2017 0 COMMENTS

With Daughts and Sam living at Barnlights, the barndominium on our property, it is easy for them to pop next door for the proverbial ‘cup of sugar’ when they run out of enchilada sauce or fish or rum for a hot toddy. Or tea-bags, salad, eggs and cream… A ‘cup of sugar’, we have discovered,…

Get Together…
Get Together…
/ October 23, 2017 1 COMMENTS

On Friday night we ate, picnic style, in the pavilion. We had most of our family with us. There were Baggarleys from London, McNenys from near and far and Kelloggs. It’s always wise to invite a trusted friend to family gatherings so that a group photo can be taken without hurting anyone’s feelings! We did…

Homecoming…
Homecoming…
/ October 18, 2017 1 COMMENTS

Lots of people are coming to Footlights this weekend. My oldest son from California. My oldest daughter from Burleson. My youngest son from Hutchins. My brother and his sons from London. Hubs and I have spent months preparing: finishing patios, mowing grass, hanging lights, moving beds, buying a caravan, keeping the barn tidy, clearing out…

Barclays Banking Again…
Barclays Banking Again…
/ October 12, 2017 0 COMMENTS

I’ve written before about how frustrating British banking is. I know they are trying to protect my money but compared to America, wow, the security is deep. My Pinsentry, well, all three of them, have run out of battery, (no warning low power indicator just a blank screen when asked to read my debit card),…