Word Quilt

I don’t sew, but I write — patching together pieces of my life.

The Packing Process

A few weeks ago, if you peeked into my home, you would have found me packing for travel. I was on my way to Utah to visit my kids and grandkids. Wahoo!!!! While a bit rusty on the packing procedure, it felt good recovering some sense of normalcy. My wardrobe is in process of getting […]

The Meltoff

Such a bittersweet time of year. As I write this, I sit in my living room with the windows wide open (even though it’s almost five in the evening), and I hear the snow melting. Patches of snow linger on the base of the hill outside my window, teasing us with thoughts of spring hikes. […]

2021 Jupiter team virtual meetup

Pana-memories and Meetups

It was just a bit over a year ago when my team gathered in Panama for our annual team meetup. Little did we know how fortunate we were to have that time together. Thanks to global COVID shutdowns shortly after, our team was one of the few that actually got to have a meetup. It […]

Mom and Chris eat fish on Valentines Day

A Perfect Match – Valentine’s 2021 with Mom

We spent Valentine’s Day this year with Mom Pollock. Always a treat to see her. I know she’s an amazing mother-in-law, but what I didn’t realize is that she is the perfect match for me! In chess. My most recent addiction has been learning to play the game. Yes, I confess, I am one of […]

Women’s Winter Escape

My blogger friends, do you find you often blog in your mind, but never quite get it to the keyboard state? I do that all the time, and I don’t regret it. It seems that putting my experiences into words, even in my own head, never to be shared, enhances the experiences life deals me. […]

Virtual Re-“ow”-lity

Things perceived as real become real in their consequences.” Émile Durkheim, La Sociología Clásica: Durhkheim y Weber This past Christmas I took a plunge I wasn’t entirely sure Chris would be on board with. For background – we don’t usually get each other Christmas gifts. Last year I splurged and got him a small thing […]

Santa Smiles in January

I think I just love Christmas. My tree is still up, and I’m seeing Santa’s in the shadows of my husband’s art.

Holiday Celebrations in North Carolina

Why is it so hard to visit people we love sometimes? Chris and I had such a wonderful time visiting my aunt and uncle a few years ago and have planned several trips back, but none came into fruition for one reason or another. Our latest plan was to visit last summer while I was […]


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