Saturday, January 19, 2013


Every Christmas my husband I watch Frank Capra's classic, "It's a Wonderful Life".  I love the whole movie but the last scene is pretty much the best.  When George's little brother Harry (the war hero) raises his glass and says, "To my big brother George, the richest man in town!",  I get teary-eyed every time.

It makes me think.  What is it that makes my life full, happy, satisfying and wonderful?  I think my life is all those things and I'm not rolling in the dough. And of course it is not money that makes or breaks happiness.  I think this quote by John Petit-Senn expresses my thoughts most eloquently,

"Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance."

And there you are.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hope is the thing with feathers

A new year approaches! Guys, I think 2013 is going to be awesome.

Emily Dickinson wrote this poem, "Hope is the Thing With Feathers"  It kind of goes along with the theme of a new year, a new beginning, hope etc... Okay, I just really like it and want to share it.  You know where I first heard this poem?  On an episode of "Arthur".  That's right, the PBS cartoon about an Aardvark.

"Hope" is the thing with feathers

"Hope" is the thing with feathers-
That perches in the soul-
And sings the tune without the words-
And never stops at all-

And sweetest-in the gale- is heard-
And sore must be the storm-
That could abash that little Bird-
That kept so many warm-

I've heard it in the chillest land-
And on the strangest Sea-
Yet-never in Extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Friday, December 14, 2012


"I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains."

- Anne Frank


I read the news this morning and I can't stop thinking about those people in Connecticut.  So horrible.  So devastating.  I want to gather my children in a big hug and never let them go.  What kind of world do we live in?  I don't think there is any evil in the world that surpasses deliberately hurting children.  I don't understand it.  It makes me sick.  I literally feel sick about it.

My heart goes out to the victims and their families. They are in my prayers.  I hope they can find comfort somehow in this dark, dark hour.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Guys, I hate to brag.  But yesterday my dentist told me I have really cute little teeth.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wish list

 I really want the piano music for this song for Christmas.

And this one.

And I am pretty sure my husband is going to get them for me because he is awesome like that!