Being a Princess

No, my name is not Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle.  I do not have 500K followers on my Insta and I will never be the potential mother of a reigning monarch.  But, today, the people in my life made me feel like a true princess, as they always do on my birthday.  I am so…

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Tuesday Inspiration: George MacDonald

I just had oral surgery this morning and my brain is pretty fuzzy at the moment, so I'll leave all the deep thinking this evening to that wonderful author, George MacDonald.  May his words remind you of what an amazing person you are: one that you should be proud to be; should love and treat…

Age Is a Gift

There is such ageism in our society and it saddens me.  My life has been blessed by so many people whose heads were covered in grey (or not covered at all!)  Their faces were creased with lines drawn by years of smiles and laughter (and maybe by a few paths traced by tears.)  Their walks…

Sunday Miracles

A few miracles are sitting on my kitchen sill.  The cuttings from my rosemary and philodendron plants that I took a couple of weeks ago are finally starting to root.  Every time this happens, I'm in awe at the miracle of life.  Of course, the scientist inside of me wants to argue that this is…

Weekend Read: Dear Mrs. Bird

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078M5C5ZM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mandolinsumme-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B078M5C5ZM&linkId=2ba1485cae11d99bc89f316e263c7368 This was a delightful story!  Emmy Lake finds herself in a job that is a far cry from the career of war correspondent at a prominent London paper that she thought she was beginning.  Faced with the fearsome Mrs. Bird, acting editress of the Woman's Friend magazine, and her strong opinions about morality, a woman's…

Made me laugh: sign me up!

So, this came up in my newsfeed tonight: I had to do a double take and then read the fine print, as my initial reaction was, "Wait, what? A boob giveaway? Sign me up!" As someone not very blessed in the chest department, I thought I had stumbled upon the giveaway of my dreams! But,…