All posts by MaryEllenNeitz

Love is in the air

Happy Birthday Barb! Her face radiated joy in the pictures!

Meaningful Church service. Music, message and a baptism.

Watching the kids perform their musical. Such joy!

Reception went well. Many hands= much love.

Jessica’s giggles.

My friend Erin is engaged. How wonderful!

Pulling together ideas for a tea at Church. Counting on my friends and knowing they will come through.

Texting. (Quick way to check in.)

Grateful to be surrounded by love.


April 22

I met Hubby at a party 45 years ago on April 22nd. It’s been a series of amusing rides since. (Roller coaster, merry go round and you drive ’em.)What if I’d stayed home that night?

No celebration this year. Upset stomach. Grateful for time to relax,

Homemade Chicken noodle soup.

Earth Day. Beautiful and wondrous world.

Northeast Ohio Rocks. Rock on! A simple concept providing joy and comfort.

Children’s play tonight. Unselfie!

Taking fresh fruit as my contribution.

Solar lights the same color as our house.

Thank you for the world, my world and our world!




I’m grateful for all I have and all I am.

Always a choice to look at the downside or the bright side. Choose to look up!

The amazing amount of info available when you have a problem.

Looking forward to painting rocks with Carol. It will be funner than fun.

An intriguing idea at Bible study makes me say Wow!

Grateful for music which soothes and comforts.

Helpful bank teller to sort out details of fraud.

New checks. Right numbers this time!

I promised to mention the man who demonstrated his  singing telegram at Laughing club. I was the recipient and I laughed so hard.


It’s Good Friday!

Memories of Easters past float through my brain and make me smile.

Coloring eggs and painting rocks. (We were ahead of our time as there is a craze to hide painted rocks in N.E Ohio.)

I’m going to take a picture(s) of the rocks taking up room in my closet and set them free .

Easter egg hunt and safari breakfast. (Hunting for small boxes of cereal.)

Easter baskets and of course Reese’s peanut butter eggs.

New outfits.  At least Spring colors.

Family get together. Food,fun and frenzy.

Accepting mellow is not hollow by embracing new traditions. Church,music, dessert at daughters.

No matter how you celebrate. It is a new beginning. Welcome Spring!

Here we go

Grateful for energy. My life is a series of events. Let me see them as opportunities not obligations.

Using the last Christmas gift card. Yum!

Grateful for a nap. The need to unwind.

Evening service tonight. Music and message will inspire.

A response on Facebook that makes me feel acknowledged.

The amazing fact that you can order something and have it in four days.

Pleasant people.

Laughter and contentment.

Happy Easter every one!



The trees burst with buds. Daffodils waving in the breeze.

Grass is growing. Neighbors are mowing.

Children excited about the Easter bunny.

Tyguy painted Easter rocks. Looking good!

Figuring out Easter plans. Love to see my local kids! (Though it makes me miss the others.)

Cheesecake or trifle. Lazy or ambitious.

The full moon left me sleepless. Was it pink? Not when I saw it!

Jackets instead of coats.

My own bed. My house. My stuff. My mess.


Look closely

The pace of life that takes your breath away and leaves you breathless.

Holy Week .The music of Palm Sunday. The children sang there part and waved the palm with joy.

Many activities at Church leading up to Easter. Holy Thursday service, Good Friday. Easter Prayer Vigil.

Embracing change  instead of resisting it.

Pacing myself.

Healing and acceptance.

Grateful to make money so I can be generous.

Ordering my Grand daughter’s birthday present.

Planning my daughter’s birthday cake.

I was looking for signs of Spring with three precious children yesterday morning. Amazing what you can see everywhere when you look closely.

Happy Accident

I was trying to text my daughter and actually called her. What a happy accident!

We normally don’t talk except at holidays.

I think she feared I had tragic news. (Glad I didn’t)

We had a wonderful chat. The language of Lularoe.

Frosting on the cake Tyguy was available for a minute. I think I would never be sad if I could hear his cheery voice  every day. Hi Grandma!

Hopefully, we will get Skype downloaded soon.

In talking to the pastor, I realize we all feel broken and empty.  I am not alone.

This week I will fill myself by reaching out to others and heal myself with connections.

I choose to be happy. I strive to be well.With courage I will change what I can  and  accept what I cannot. Be brave!Celebrate the possibilies!

Give us this day our daily list

Dressed for Church. Hubby says “chic”! Thankful for Springtime clothes though it is 34 out.

Always feel trendy when I wear leggings.

Earrings. I haven’t worn any in a long time.

April!  Starts slows then gets busier and busier.

Need  to start writing down the many things I’ll be doing. Grateful to be a servant.

Sunshine in my eyes as I awake.

Carol mentioned me in her blog.

Crystal tells a story about becoming.

I share a story about running away and coming home.

Receiving a Social Security check for my sister before the checks are here to disperse it,

Forgiveness and forgetting.



Grateful Friday

Leaving the past in the past. Moving forward. Did my best.

Picking up the pieces.

A friend who listens. And by her questions I know she is listening.

Refusing to be drawn into drama.

The wonderful music the choir is practicing for Easter.

March came in like a lion and is leaving like a leopard. Looks better but still fierce.

I welcome April’s promise.

Today.Tomorrow. Growth and healing.