A Look at Christmases Past
A year ago, I had been home in the US for only a week after a four-month stay in Italy. While I was gone, my grandmother had a bowel obstruction and nearly died. When I say nearly, I mean I called her from Italy to say goodbye forever to her while she was in the hospital. I remember pacing the cobblestone streets of Verona while tears soaked onto my shirt collar. Yesterday, I picked her up from...
It may be a bit puckered, I screwed up the binding off, and it’s a solo color, but hey! I met my goal; here’s my first finished product of this knitting season. PS: What do you think of my new scarf (underneath the potholder)? 1. Finish The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning. 2. Read One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 3. Bake Christmas Cookies. 4. Finish...
The Accountable List
Every family vacation, mountain weekend, road trip, or group dinner signifies that my mom will inevitably ask the question… “So what are your goals for your time here?” While I’ve grumbled each time she’s said it over the years, I think twice when I hear it now. Questions like these help to be mindful of why I am where I am. Now that I’m at home,...
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne...
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