My New Normal


the house is back in order. the computer room is mine again. bedding has all been changed, rooms aired out, holiday travel has ended and military spouse duties resume… BUT ~

missing the kids; missing the noise and energy and love of my grandson; missing the meals shared together, the laughter shared together, the messes made together ~ how strange that I now measure my success and fulfillment based on the happiness and success of my children and family? 

Jackson, Wyo
Jackson, Wyoming


wishing you all a full heart, full belly and memories to keep you warm on the coldest days.


Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. -Martin Luther King, Jr. 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jo Fay says:

    I’d love to forward all your postings and recipes on to all my teacher friends. Love you both and miss Lombardo love a lot.


    1. Thanks for reading and sharing, Jo! Love and miss the incredible Fays!


  2. Lucy Fruhwirth says:

    Val, we miss you too!!! Send me your new address. Lucy


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