and sometimes I’m lucky and I actually receive the answer and understand its meaning.

I worked steadily and painfully along on my second draft of my disser outline yesterday but hung onto my comparison game which served only to make the process harder and somewhat demoralizing. This morning, however, I woke up and got right to it and have a solid re-draft to send my disser chair. I am going to marinate on it for a while today and then send it off with my best wishes.

The photograph of my BEAU-TI-FULL daughter and her most HANDSOME son took my breath away last night when I first viewed it (thanks to the BEAU-TI-FULL daughter’s kindness in sending it to her mom). I absolutely love this photo as it captures the joy of life, mother-son love, and pure family connection.