C minus (almost) 3 but who is counting…why am I posting ridiculous things about Maryhelen?

My  friend  Maryhelen has posted some unusual happenings as of late. A skunk attack while she was hiking, an uninvited bear visit to the community of Fossil. These give me fodder for fun. You see,  Maryhelen and have shared some interesting and challenging  life events. And we have a mutual history  going back to our childhoodContinue reading “C minus (almost) 3 but who is counting…why am I posting ridiculous things about Maryhelen?”

C minus 6 But who is counting.

The last couple of weeks I have met many new Camino friends.  Women who set out solo or in pairs to walk the same path of the Camino Frances in early September have made connections with each other through Buddy System on the Camino,  APOC and the Portlandia Chapter of APOC.   Interesting how youContinue reading “C minus 6 But who is counting.”

C minus 9 but who is counting Are you prepared to walk the camino?

Its so quiet in the house right now.  Luke and I stopped at Starbucks on the way to his first day as a junior in high school.  We parked the big pickup in the far parking lot and I watched him walk away, his University of Oregon backpack hanging squarely on  his broad shoulders andContinue reading “C minus 9 but who is counting Are you prepared to walk the camino?”

Novena in honor of the Holy Feet of Jesus

Novena in Honor of the Holy Feet of Jesus Day One – With Mary and Joseph we adore the Infant Feet of Jesus (Lk. 2: 8-19) Beloved Jesus, your infant feet, cared for and adored by Mary and Joseph, were a visible sign of your innocence and purity. May we strive always to imitate yourContinue reading “Novena in honor of the Holy Feet of Jesus”

I put on my boots today updated Aug 23, 2015

I put on my boots today updated Aug 23, 2015 Reaching into my closet with my good arm while  the rest of my body was squeezed between the rocking chair and the closet door may not have been the greatest idea. I was stiff and hurting if not from the Parkinsons Disease which is progressing  throughContinue reading “I put on my boots today updated Aug 23, 2015”

C minus 14 but who is counting…trying my stuff out.

When I was a little girl, coming home from shopping meant trying everything on again to show dad. Today was my  “try it on day”.  So, Dad what do you think? It’s important to me to know what Dad thinks. Shortly before he passed away in December Dad reminded me. “Carol do what you wantContinue reading “C minus 14 but who is counting…trying my stuff out.”