Ok, I admit. I'm feeling overwhelmed. There's a nagging sense that I have a project or multiple projects (!) I'm not completing that are looming over my head unfinished. The real problem is, I don't know what they are exactly. If I knew I could craft a thorough to do list with each major project… Continue reading Making a List
A walk in the woods Hi everyone! I haven't written here in about eight months, but I've been feeling a pull to dust off the blog and get back to putting words to screen. Thanks for sticking with me! Perhaps it's the cozy season of late fall inspiring me to find ways to enjoy life… Continue reading It’s been a while…
You know that we are focused right now on zeroing out our debts and trying to live frugally in order to stretch our dollars. It would seem anachronous to spend a large chunk of money of something that isn't a true and absolute life necessity. But last month we did just that. One cloudy Saturday,… Continue reading Why we made a big purchase while getting out of debt
Picture of the Super Blue Blood Moon on Jan 31, 2018 by Chris Wharton Today is my birthday! Can I tell you something? I almost forgot how old I was going to be. Has that ever happened to you? It's the strangest feeling. Especially because I counted quarter years as a kid. As in I'm… Continue reading 32 today!
A 5:45 am toddler wake up call on Saturday after a night of very little sleep and a long week of battling The Sickness was NOT how I imagined starting my weekend. Do I need to say how tired I felt? How badly I wanted to fall back in bed, pull the warm flannel sheets… Continue reading A 5:45 wake up call
The other day a friend of mine--an established and highly skilled Tarot reader--did a reading for me. The cards--and her interpretation--provided clear answers to my queries. And more... She elaborated on gems of wisdom revealed within the stacks. You need to pray more, she said. Listen more regularly to your intuition. You're smart, she said again… Continue reading Let it…in. be. go.
Indulge me in a quick thought experiment: Imagine yourself as a kid again. What came to mind? Perhaps an image of you at elementary age, running free, exploring your neighborhood subject only to the limits of your imagination, unburdened by adult concerns of meal planning, mortgage payments, and marriage woes. The other day a friend… Continue reading Being a Kid Again and the Word No
Of course, the week we planned to move into our new place I get hit with the worst case of flu in recent memory and can hardly move my body from one room to another let alone move myself, my stuff and my family to another house. But isn't that just how it goes? Of… Continue reading Of course
I am so weary from the news of the day and my spirit aches for renewal and assurances of a lasting peace. And all the while, Earth has been steadily spinning so that night will come and the moon will rise and tomorrow will bring another dawn. I posted this to Facebook this afternoon. With more… Continue reading I am weary
I'm way behind on my master's thesis according to the deadline laid out in my class syllabus. The final draft is due Tuesday and I barely have half of the rough draft finished. Ugh. I dislike the feeling of being behind. And yet this is the reality. And of course I have a long laundry list… Continue reading Start Where You Are