Struggling

It has been many and many a day since I last wrote anything here. Much has happened in the time between. For me, the change in Presidential Administrations has altered my perspective. It is like a heavy stone has been lifted off my chest. My daughter Emily sent this GIF to our group chat onContinue reading “Struggling”

Embarrassed to be a White Woman (again)

It came as a shock. Betsy, Kris and I spent a few hours yesterday afternoon visiting in John’s backyard. We enjoyed the funny comments the kids made and connecting with their moms. Spending time outside with our family alters my mood and restores balance to my shifting emotions. It leaves me feeling peaceful and happy…Continue reading “Embarrassed to be a White Woman (again)”

Happy New Year, Happy Birthday Pop!

Well, it is finally over! 2020 is now a date for the history books. I think the entire nation is rejoicing this New Year’s Day! It is fitting that we all raise a glass to new beginnings. I will be raising my glass in a toast to my dad, Jim Getts, who will be celebratingContinue reading “Happy New Year, Happy Birthday Pop!”

John Busch Lassoed the Stork (7 times!)

Today is my husband John’s 56th birthday. I love this picture of him because he is happiest, as you can see, when he is with his kids or grandkids. This is one of the things that I love best about him. Even if it is difficult sometimes for him to put into words, his firstContinue reading “John Busch Lassoed the Stork (7 times!)”

Joy (and sadness)

If you have never watched the Pixar movie, Inside Out, I would highly recommend it. It is entertaining and it provides an interesting lens for looking at our memories and the emotions associated with them. An unexpected twist in the plot of the movie comes when the character Joy realizes that some happy memories (representedContinue reading “Joy (and sadness)”

Catholic Moments: Mask Up, It’s Pro-Life

Advent is upon us! In a true spirit of reflection and prayer I offer up a few thoughts on our experience of the season during the Pandemic. I have noticed disparate reactions between my fellow believers in how we are to implement safe practices during the pandemic. It is simple, really. Mask up! I believeContinue reading “Catholic Moments: Mask Up, It’s Pro-Life”

Is There A Pandemic Going On?

These past three weeks have been incredibly stressful. I have been worrying about my family living in Indiana. Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing there. It is so bad that almost the entire state has been designated a Red Zone. When I talk to my parents on the phone they do not show the slightest bit ofContinue reading “Is There A Pandemic Going On?”