Fave-O-Lit Friday


by Thomas R. Smith

It’s like so many other things in life
to which you must say no or yes.
So you take your car to the new mechanic.
Sometimes the best thing to do is trust.

The package left with the disreputable-looking
clerk, the check gulped by the night deposit,
the envelope passed by dozens of strangers—
all show up at their intended destinations.

The theft that could have happened doesn’t.
Wind finally gets where it was going
through the snowy trees, and the river, even
when frozen, arrives at the right place.

And sometimes you sense how faithfully your life
is delivered, even though you can’t read the address.

corner view: front door


I had to look long and hard through the photo archives to find any versions of our front door. Here in our little neck of the woods, the front door is more ornamental. Anyone that knows you or comes to your home on a regular basis; knows to come to the back door. It’s the entrance to our world and where we are going to invite you into it through.  We’ve always been drop by people and not formal in the least so this suits us to a T.

And as you can see, it’s not so safe to roam around our front door we keep it closely guarded by a wild thing or two. 

Come knocking around the world!

jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,

corner view: miniature worlds

Look closely to see miniatures in other parts of the world, starting with our lovely host- Jane and travel around the world!

Gratitude Journal

1. sleep

2. children sleeping

3. waking and seeing everyone still asleep

4. coffee

5. a second cup of coffee

6. matching dresses

7. Lovey coming home!

8. The look on each of the girls face as it registers that Lovey is home

9. Girls Night Out & a new book to read!

10. Publix Sourdough bread

11. feeling good about the essay I wrote

12. Renee answering her door at 8am!

13. Renee being kind enough to make us all breakfast

14. An unexpected morning off, a cup of coffee, homemade bread, little kids playing together & catching up

15. a safe flight for Lovey

16. a first tooth!

17. the baby pooping without crying

18. the baby eyeing my toast

19. the baby taking it upon herself to help herself to toast, and my donut, and my lasagna, and my ice cream

20. a sweet 4 year old’s birthday party- complete with princesses & Publix cake!

21. Kathy helping to offer perspective…again