This evening I activated my son’s new iPhone. I didn’t need a Verizon person when I bought it. Didn’t really need a live person to even order it (although I did need an agent to walk me through some things via online chat). I didn’t need a live person to set the phone up or… Continue reading Will the Jobs Come Back?
As I wrote yesterday, last evening was an emotional one with tears shed as information was shared and erroneous statements uncovered. As parents, we want to protect our children as best we can, wanting to keep certain facts and information to ourselves so the hurts and pains of the past remain where we’d like them,… Continue reading Shocked, but Not Really Surprised
It was an emotional evening and I am thoroughly drained. All I have to say for today is it is hard being a parent. Some days it can be even harder as an adoptive parent. It was that kind of an evening. Emotional and cathartic and much much more all at the same time. Until… Continue reading Emotional Evening
Our governor let us know today we will be starting a gradual release from the “hunkering down” here in Indiana. Full release is to be accomplished by July 4th. Stage 1 begins on Monday. Essential travel restrictions will no longer be in effect. Gatherings can increase to 25. Social distancing must still be practiced. Later… Continue reading Stages of Release…Are We Ready?
There are things all of us want. Some of us will ask for it, some of us won’t. I’m one who will usually, won’t say always, but usually will ask if I want something. There are two answers I’ll get by asking. It will be either yes, or it will be no. I’ve never died… Continue reading It Pays to Ask
As I walk around our home, I have missed seeing many of the pictures we had hanging, or were displayed, throughout our former home. They were always a comfort as many were either pictures I had taken of our kids, their artwork we had framed, or paintings/photographs done by friends of ours. To me, nothing… Continue reading Why is Picture Placement so Challenging?
One of the ways I’m trying to stay connected with friends and neighbors is through baking (duh!, right?). If they have said they liked something I’ve made in the past or if stated something was their favorite, that is what I’ve tried to make for them. Some of the items have been no-bake cookies, banana… Continue reading First Gluten-Free Baked Good
You wouldn’t think an introvert would utter he misses his family and friends, especially since he treasures, seeks, and needs time alone. But I do, I miss my family and friends. One of the reasons for moving back to the Midwest was to be closer to my family. I’d be able to drive over for… Continue reading I Miss My Family and Friends
Few know of my religious background or my beliefs. Mainly this is because I’m a fairly private person and I’m respectful of the religious beliefs of others. I would characterize myself as more of a spiritual person over a religious person. The person I speak to the most on religious questions is my mom. Her… Continue reading This Bible Verse is on My Mind
A few days ago I wrote a post entitled, The Great Compromise. When I wrote it, I thought it might still be a little while before we would get to that point. Apparently my thinking was way off. The great compromise has begun. There are forces pushing boundaries to see what we will tolerate and… Continue reading The Great Compromise Has Begun