Finding joy in starting over…

I just went for a run.  The first in a very very long time.  The list of reasons is unbelievably long.  Everything from traveling, to bad weather, to hating the “dreadmill” to the simple “I don’t wanna do it” Of course, when I decided enough was enough and it was time to get out there […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday..an easy way to make a difference

Take a minute and think about someone who made a difference in your life. Chances are you just smiled. You remember how happy it made you, how it changed you or how loved you felt that they took the time to do something for you. Was it a huge thing like Oprah did when she […]

Dear TV police..please arrest ABC for theft

So I am an on again off again TV watcher.  After getting Netflix a few months ago I now understand the love affair between people and their DVR’s.  Commercial free veiwing is true bliss not to mention a real time saver. That’s not what I want to write about though.  If there really was something […]

Thoughtful Thursday…Finding Love and Support in Unexpected Places

You just never know where you will find love and support these days.  If you have just one person in your life that offers unconditional love, that you can share frustrations and know it will be understood and not shared and you feel supported then consider yourself lucky. Most relationships come with more than a […]

Dear Monday, I am breaking up with you!

I usually love Mondays.  A brand new week and a fresh start.  A chance to do even better than last week which for me would be something as simple, time consuming as finding the top of my desk. Not this Monday, nope not in the least.  Really really wish I could go back to bed […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday! How to answer one of the most important questions ever…

A young friend of mine answered a simple question with such grace and inner wisdom that I will never answer that question again without thinking of her and the gift she gave to all who asked. My friend found herself in the middle of joy and sadness all at the same time. Her new baby girl […]

Living Single while Very Married: Hellos and Goodbyes

One of themes throughout our relationship has been the many hellos and goodbyes !  I can best sum them up with this thought I posted on facebook when saying goodbye yet again: The hellos get sweeter and the goodbyes get harder…    Our first true goodbye after we were engaged  is still as fresh as […]

The Bike Trainer almost won…. The gadgets are taking over

It was one of THOSE days last Tuesday. The New Year brought us new gadgets and inspiration to get the old gadgets up to speed.  So we found someone who actually knew what he was doing in the audio/video field to fix what many others had mucked up, and get the new stuff set up […]

Living Single While Very Married….these photos say it all…part 1

So when I wrote my last post  Who are these people? I was trying to find photos to include from the very first time we met. Finally found them and they are  obviously pre-digital era.  I was amused to find that  our baby photos and the ones from the first night we met are pretty much […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday! Feeling a little stressed as Christmas approaches? Join me for….

A little cup of self compassion and letting go.   At the risk of getting horse whipped by Elf on the Shelf and shamed by Pinterest addicts I will share with you that Christmas is not my favorite holiday. Pause for a collective GASP! I mentioned this to a few of my friends and was […]