Finding Comfort in the “in between”

We are in between houses.  We sold our beloved but much too large home in May and moved to a temporary house that is stacked with furniture and boxes as we wait for our new house to be ready. On any given day we utter these words many times, often in frustration: “I can’t find_____________ […]

Wait where am I?

Oh yes the familiar occurrence of going into a room and forgetting why I am there!  I do believe it happens to everyone and especially today with so many distractions. Too many times I have gone to google something and ended up down the rabbit hole of news items or videos that I had no […]

Three Words Gave the World Someone Special

I have always known that words matter.  Words are powerful and in a single moment can make you feel loved and special but words said in the heat of anger or despair can also destroy. A word of encouragement from a parent, a teacher or a college professor can change the trajectory of a persons […]

So I was just hanging there like a side of beef….

Yes I was just hanging there like a side of beef waiting to be rescued. Wait I am getting ahead of myself.  Have to give you a little background first. Of my many talents one of them seems to be hanging around by a tether from high places.  Once I did it upside down.  Well […]

Buy The Coffee Ice Cream :)

  When my kids were still at home I catered to their food preferences.  One would only eat cheese pizza and  another only pepperoni.  We always had Mac n Cheese on hand and the kind jelly they preferred.  In their toddler years there was always one who cried because their food was touching other food […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday! The Easy Way to Bring Joy to Yourself and Others

When was the last time you received a handwritten letter or note?  Bet it has been awhile. I love receiving unexpected notes or letters .  Even if I know everything that is going on in that persons life  it is always good to see familiar handwriting in my mailbox. You can bet it is the […]

Interruptions on the Run…

Someone very wise once told me that it is the spaces between the notes that truly makes the music.  I wonder if that holds true for interruptions on the run.  I don’t think so ..insert eye roll. Way back when in 2017 I was on a serious running kick.  I was starting out with a […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday…thankful for the mess

In the last four years you have read about my monumental task of cleaning out my parents house after my Dad died unexpectedly.  At the same time we also had to move my mother into Assisted Living.  Honestly much of that time is a blur in my memory. I am still dealing with some of […]

The Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Tree

Every single year on the day after Christmas I make myself the same promise.  Next year will be different, next year I will be the one that has it all together for the holidays.  My shopping will be done early, the decorations will be up right after Thanksgiving, cards will be mailed out on time […]

Our family secret should probably be kept secret..uh oh!

I need some humor today and maybe you do as well so thought I would share a little family secret I discovered while cleaning out the garage last summer. Every summer we clean out the garage at least once or twice.  And EVERY time we find time to do it is on the hottest day […]