I wish to live

My mom leaves notes around her house. You can find them written on scraps of paper in books or drawers, but sometimes you’ll find them affixed to the wall. In this case, she posts a note above the sink that starts with a quote from Elbert Hubbard, but expands on his notions in her own […]

Makit & Bakit

We made these growing up. Maybe not this exact kit, but the one we had did include the dove of peace and trio of candles, for sure. I love everything about this. The vibrant colors. The lockup of Makit & Bakit. The gradients. Heck, I even like their use of Hobo. I scoured eBay to […]

Believe

There will be lots of photos from my mom’s house in the coming days. On this day, the light was so wonderful across the mantle. The photo on the right is my grandmother and my mom when she was young. On the left by the snowman? You can barely make out four generations of women, […]

The ice came

David & Gabe’s shower

My niece is having a baby! We celebrated with a grand party. I’ve come to enjoy showers where all folks are invited. Had extra fun teasing my great niece over the game where you try and get folks to say the keyword and steal all their mini clothespins. (The word was baby.) More photos…

Back home

I shouldn’t have left that last post dangling for so many days. Mom came home with her heart back in rhythm after a week in the hospital. Family pulled together and made sure she was never alone through her stay. Now we sort through the path ahead, grateful and focused. We know more than we […]

Arrhythmia

Been here with a loved one since Saturday. Every day some new tests. No conclusive answers. Waiting is always the hardest part. She’d rather be tending to her garden.

Blenko

After talking about it for years, we made a road trip down to tour the Blenko Glass Company. Mom has collected their wares since her youth. This was my first time visiting the company store, museum and factory floor. Hindsight? We should’ve scheduled the trip around a class to make some of our own glasswork. […]