along with the hectic schedule that only November and 
December bring ... 

there's been a setback here at this old farmhouse.

it started with the nanny story out 
of New York City a few weeks back
and has now blurred into
the current events 
involving innocent schoolchildren and their
beloved teachers.

Sadness has consumed me.
I cry at the drop of a hat
or the latest yahoo news story.

Staying busy with the November/December rush
had kept my mind occupied  ...

however, I can no longer push down
what's going on in my soul ... in the grand scheme
of things, to chat about Christmas design
or the greens on the front porch leaves me cold
and empty ...
I have no desire to go anywhere or do very much.



I'll be checking in
right around Christmas

laugh ofen
love more
pray much