Category: Relationships

  • Raise the Flag

    I got a letter from a friend today. It was a real letter on real stationery. Written in cursive on both sides of the paper. Written by her own hand, from her own heart. Sent through the mail. She’s a busy woman. Single mom with two kids. A stressful, full-time job. An aging parent that […]

  • Happy Cows

    In 2009, a study was published proving that cows that are called by name produce around 500 more pints of milk per year than nameless cows. (For my “Bovine Trivia” loving readers, a cow will typically produce around 13,000 pints of milk annually.)  Over 500 dairy farms across the United Kingdom participated in the study, […]

  • The Cost of Friendship

    Maybe I’m too nice, but somehow I agreed to knit a blanket for a friend. Let’s stop right here and clear something up. My blanket queue is full, so please don’t ask me to make one for you- because I’m too nice and I will feel depths of guilt you can’t imagine until I do […]

  • We Are Social Media

    For the past several days, I ‘ve been reading and watching the posts on social media about the terrible, heart-wrenching things that have been happening in our world. I’ve seen the red, white and blue photos, I’ve seen the “we’re not going to stand for this” posts, the frightening articles about how our destruction as […]

  • Crumbs

    Don’t expect to nurture the people and relationships in your life by merely offering them the crumbs of your time- what’s left of you and your days when the things that are most pressing are done. Make the people who love you and care about you a priority, not an option.

  • Cat hair and night-night boops

    “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer My cat, Fiona Fred, is the kind of friend that everyone should have.  He came into my life nearly two years ago now.  His story came to my attention when he was being kicked out of the Macon […]