Long Hollow

Blog URL:http://barbarashallue.typepad.com
Blog Tags:life, midlife, parenting, empty nest, friendship, country life, writing, photography

Where I write...capturing some of my thoughts, clearing my head, trying to make sense of what I see, think, and feel.



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Believe

on Jan 21, 2017

Here we are, more than halfway through January already, and I still haven't taken down my Christmas tree, much less shared with you my word for 2017. Tonight, I decided sharing my word was more important than taking down the tree. That can wait until...

As 2016 drifts away...

on Dec 31, 2016 in: Family

So I'm sitting here sipping champagne, listening to fireworks in the distance, thinking about 2016. There are only a few hours left of it, and while it brought heartache, it also brought many moments of joy. I lost my mom this year, but I was able to...

This will be my first Christmas as an orphan. Our Christmas celebrations, not to mention our lives, changed drastically after my dad passed away 3 years ago. Instead of taking a road trip to Houston and gathering with siblings and kids in my childhoo...

I had no idea...

on Dec 12, 2016 in: Family, Real Estate

I had no idea, when I decided to lug the recycling up to the bin tonight, that a full moon was waiting for me at the top of our winding path. It peeked at me from between the trees, but then BOO! there it was, resting just above the silhouetted hill...

It's hard for me to believe it now, but there was a time in my life when I wasn't sure I wanted to be a mother. I mean, kids can be so annoying and demanding! (I know I was!) I thank God every single day that he changed my mind and blessed me with my...

My dear, dear blog, I have had so many good intentions of writing to you over the past few weeks, but alas, they got lost in the dust stirred up by time racing by. And now here it is, the first of December, and all I've written you since August are t...

When I asked my mom what she wanted for her birthday last year, she thought for a minute, then said "More time." I had a feeling it would be the last birthday we celebrated with her on earth; I think she knew it would be. And who knows... m...