Two Peas in a Pod

Ed & I in Powerscourt Gardens

I woke up this morning feeling a little tired.  As I made my way downstairs to assemble the morning lunch sak sandwiches, I glanced over at my husband.  He was feeling the same way; I could tell without having to ask a word.  We gave each other the space we needed to wake up slowly.  That’s how we are…we are two peas in a pod.  Two sailors navigating the same boat.  Two lovers lost in a haze of joy and rapture.  Two friends talking about the same joys and hurts and hopes.  I know….enough with the cliches already!  There is never a good and perfect way to talk about love.  You just know when it’s right and true, and you know that it’s the thing that you want to protect and cherish at all cost.  So honey, if you’re reading this, know that I cherish you.  I hope you are waking up out there in the big bad working world, and making a difference for all those people in the Nuba mountains.  I’m proud of you, and I’m glad to share this pod with you. “Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away. But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.” – N. McCarthy, Irish blessing Slainte, Lisa

Meet Nod & Bob


Nod & Bob

I have declared this week to be beach week here on my blog, and to kick it off, I share with you Nod & Bob.  They reside in Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas.  That’s right, they are styrofoam balls, but if you look closely, they have eyes and very cute noses.  My husband and I gave them their eyes when we were happily floating in the crystal blue waters last summer.  (Yes, we defaced the styrofoam, but hey, they look much better now!)  The reason that I share these two characters with you is this:  they are content, they are happy just to nod and bob along on the water.  They are rather tied down to their swimming area containment job, but seem to make the best of it.  They encourage visitors with their pleasant countenance.  And they stick together as friends through it all.

“A friend loves at all times…”  Proverbs 17:17a

“…be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  Hebrews 13:5b

So if you head down to the Bahamas and see Nod & Bob, please send them our best!

Slainte, Lisa


Kindred Spirits and Kindred Music

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” – Anne Shirley, in Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Joshua, near Portmagee, Ireland

One of the best things in life is discovering people who really “get” you, who think like you do, who seem to laugh at all your jokes.  Anne Shirley called them kindred spirits.  Continue reading