Posted on: June 16, 2018

Sadly, I haven’t written anything here for way too long. I have so many thoughts everyday that I want to share. I do not take the time to share them, that is a shame. wishing you all well, Debra


It’s strange not to have even one child in the house. It is the way it usually goes. I have no complaints. They are off on their trips. They are healthy and happy. The families that two of them are involved with are loving families. I am grateful for this more than anything else in my life. The kids who are involved in other families are loved by those families. Praise the Lord.

To lighten things up. I enjoy the small amount of house keeping involved. I love my kids but they are messy!

I hope you all had a comfortable Christmas Day.

love from me

It was quiet today. George, Evie and Kostas (Lamias) came today. I made turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. We also added a green salad, feta and fresh bread. It was a good and filling meal. Evie’s grandparents send lot’s of food and sweets too. We are blessed! Yannis sent a photo of him and Maria and M-J. We miss them so much. They all look good. Merry Christmas.


Posted on: July 31, 2017

“Patience with others is LOVE. Patience with self is HOPE. Patience with God is FAITH.” Copied this from an email.

A lovely, funny thing happened today. I bought Taki a Crazy Donkey metal cup that he wanted. When I got to work he gave me a book of each of the postage stamps that I like to use for my postcard exchanges. ❤


July has been an odd month. The wind never seems to quit blowing and the temperaure is higher for more days than ever before. We have dropped down in bussiness. This hasn’t happened in July since we opened the shop in 1993.


that’s all for now, love Debra

Maria told me on a Thursday that the next Thursday she was having an engagement party! WOW!


It worked out. the party was lovely.


My oldest child and only girl is engagrd!

I rarely post here anymore. This bit of crazy I HAVE to share!

Our partner wanted to meet up. Okay. I won’t go into the whole conversation. I will tell the nuttiest bit.

He said we should put 60% of the store in our name but continue to collect only 40% of the profits. Also that we pay employees that he hired for the shops that he owns with his wife. (Not all his employees, the ones that pass through our store.)


I wore a dress to the wedding that I already had. It worked. I bought shoes at a shop where I had gone to get cat food. They cost 6 Euros and were simple and pretty and looked good. Even though they were flats, they made my toes hurt and slipped off my heel, oh well. I forgot to get a picture of Taki and I together at the wedding, sadly. I never got a chance to shop with Maria for a dress. Taki, her and I stopped once but the shop was closed that sold dresses in my size.

George is on part time at the store until he and Evie leave for Canada and then America. It’s so nice having him and her around. Today he said Mom here is a surprise for you. It was a pack of Oreo’s. The center is strawberry cheescake flavor. He is so sweet.

Michael-John is going to school and sleeping.

Maria, Michael-John and I are keeping the kitchen clean. Yeah!

Taki has decided that he will pick me up at the house everyday for my shift since George is here. It sure feels good to sleep in. Tomorrow I will come up anyway. I will go to a jewelry shop where a friend works. I want to get my ring size. Marina who works next door to our shop wants to send me a ring from Georgia (formely part of Russia). I am also going to give that friend 45 Euros. This covers my share of the money for a girl we sponsor in Peru. All members of the Bible Study group give money if they want or can and then we divde it up for a year.

remember to love yourself and those around you, Debra