Results for "lose my charm"
Dealing with My Own Closed Doors

Dealing with My Own Closed Doors

We are Christmas-ing in a picturesque apartment in Annapolis. It was once part of the carriage house for an 18th century Georgian townhouse. Part of its charm is the height of its ceilings, 12-15 feet, as well as the expanse of its rooms. The drafts its dimensions...

Calm and Crazy

Calm and Crazy

That’s how I feel at the end of another week of social distancing: calm and crazy. It feels like the whole world is in TIME OUT -- yes, it's scary! COVID-19 came from a bat that jumped to human; then the virus jumped human-to-human. So, our days are spent trying to...

Tension

Tension

Tension builds and wanes daily as I chase down shots – COVID Vaccine shots, specifically. The luck of the draw is not with me: No appointments available in my area . . . for days. Trusting, I am then that God’s providence is with me. It’s tempting to freak;, imagining...

Countdown to Christmas Day

Countdown to Christmas Day

Countdown Christmas, as we have known its celebration, is on hold. None of the usual holiday hoopla is diminishing my charm this year! Of course, I’ve had to forego the grumpy personal commentary on how commercial Christmas has become. Well, thanks to COVID-19, I get...

The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans Change Plans going awry might be one way of describing our day. We thought we were going to Dallas on an exceptional June afternoon. Until the flight was canceled, those were our best laid plans. But mechanical problems in a big old jet upset them....

Pounds, Weights and Measures

Pounds, Weights and Measures

I have never lost a pound that didn’t find its way back to me, sometimes along with three buddies. "I try to lose weight, but it keeps finding me!" The truth is, in the words of a favorite muse: [Over the decades], I've lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging...

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