I thought of my friends I have recently made through Momalom’s Five for Ten challenge. I thought of Lindsey at A Design So Vast. I thought of many friends as I sat in Mass on Sunday. I hate the readings at the beginning of Advent. They talk about destruction. The Gospel talked about the… Continue reading Homily Sunday
While I am unsure how many years this train has been stopping in Binghamton, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stopped at the rail yard on Conklin Avenue last night. In the eleven years that the train has been in existence, the concept and Canadian Pacific Rail have raised over four million dollars and two million… Continue reading Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
I have been thinking about waiting lately for many reasons. My friend Steve blogged about Robert Heinlein’s book Stranger in a Strange Land in an entry entitled “Waiting Is .” In Heinlein’s book, the phrase “waiting is” was used to help one understand that waiting was necessary to come to full understanding with one another.… Continue reading Waiting
I am not as concerned, although the question do we want to have it all is slightly associated with this question, with the have it all question today. I know that the have it all question has plagued discussions between all kinds of people. My question is do we – as in women and mothers… Continue reading Do We Try to Do It All?
The holiday itself is over but hopefully, we are all still being thankful and grateful for what we have. I could not convince my family to let me have free reign with the camera on Thanksgiving Day but here are a few shots – including a table shot – of what the day was like… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2009
Yes, I know. You all are sick of hearing about local shopping. Well, sorry. Here is one more for today. Yesterday, my Black Friday shopping consisted of going to Gary Rith’s open studio. Gary is a potter who lives in Etna, NY. His studio is part of his home and is a wonderful, cozy place.… Continue reading Gary Rith Pottery
Yes, again! I will drive this thought home every chance I get as I believe it is important to support our local businesses. In 2008, the City of Binghamton did a push at holiday time for local shopping in the city. I have not heard or seen anything like it since that time. Some local… Continue reading Shop Local
I have blogged about Black Friday many times. I have mentioned Black Friday in even more posts. That having been said, I am going out this Friday. I am heading to Etna, NY to a pottery studio to do some holiday shopping. If you would like to support an artist, you can see Gary’s items… Continue reading Black Friday
I know, everyone is doing a gratitude entry. I have held off. I am just not sure I can voice all those people, all those happenings, all the good in my life. You, nor I, do not have the time but I will try anyway. Know that, as with any great thank you, someone, something… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
I know, who cares what happened on November 25th, 1984? It is not a particularly important date in world history. It is an important Sunday in my personal history. Twenty-five years ago today I became a mother. The day started out the same as many Sundays. I woke up earlier than need be. I… Continue reading Twenty-five Years Ago Today