“May your future be limited only by your dreams!” ~Christa McAuliffe American teacher and astronaut Christa McAuliffe was born on this day in 1948.
“Dreams are the expression of the unconscious while we are asleep.” ~Nancy Friday American author Nancy Friday was born on this day in 1933.
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”~Langston Hughes American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist, Langston Hughes was born on this day in 1901.
“Dreams: the place most of us get what we need.”~Amy Hempel American short-story writer and journalist Amy Hempel was born on this day in 1951. Follow me on Facebook @jjshaunauthor
It’s been another week of stagnation. The only progress we’ve made is crossing names off our Christmas list. Winter has finally arrived—sort of. Our area hasn’t had any snow to speak of, but the temperatures have sure plummeted. Morning walks now include bundling up with multiple layers, gloves, and earmuffs. If the temps get much … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 63
We spent this past week waiting for a phone call that, of course, didn’t come. The next step in our loan takes us backward a couple of steps. Our application has been resubmitted to a loan officer, who will refer us to another loss verifier. Part of the reason is the estimates are coming in … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 61
“Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams.”~Hillary Clinton American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker Hillary Clinton was born on this day in 1947.
This past week ushered in the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. As the year slides toward Winter, I’ve noticed a few of the trees in town beginning to turn. Most of the foliage is still vibrant summer green, but I’ve seen leaves that are beginning to lighten toward yellow. A few bushes don’t have … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 52
Apples, again. With two giant trees shedding fruit, we stay busy keeping the yard picked up. If we don’t, the dogs eat way more than they should, and the smell of rotting and fermenting apples permeates the air (not to mention the bees, wasps, and hornets that hang around). I’ve been taking a bag of … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 51
Words of the week: Windows and doctors. Best Riding Friend had new windows installed throughout the rest of the house this week, which meant moving the furniture to the center of each room and pulling down the window coverings. We’re still putting the blinds up. BRF has also decided not to hang the curtains back; … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 50