Hanging out in my comfort zone

Honestly there is nothing better than hanging out in my comfort zone. For whatever reason the phrase or concept of “comfort zone” has gotten a bad rap. It has been characterized as a weak place to be, a place that is stagnant and no good for you. It’s as if it were a pool hall […]

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_____________ […]

Before I was even a thought in their heart

Before I was even a thought in their heart my parents were young and in love. They dated, but were mostly friends in the beginning and then pen pals as my Dad spent several years in the South Pacific as a young officer in the Navy. I guess they were more than pen pals I […]

These aren’t just hats…

The variety and number of hats took me by surprise.  Mostly soft yellows, greens, blues and pinks. There were also bright neon colors and dark blues and grays.  There were a few adult hats but mostly hats meant to fit tiny newborn heads. The consistency of the stitches soothed me visually and the softness of […]

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 […]

Where is home?

Where is home for you? Where are you from? I’m never quite sure how to answer this question. Is it my current address, where I was born, where I have lived the longest? My answer depends on my mood I guess. In reality I have lived in 10 different places in my lifetime.  I only […]

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 […]

The Rolls..we forgot the rolls!

I was working on a photo project and started looking for photos of the family cooking.  More specifically I was looking for photos of my Mom cooking.  As we prepared for Thanksgiving and looked for family recipes it suddenly occurred to me that this is the first Thanksgiving both my parents are gone. The many […]

Please Don’t Give This Away

I honestly do not like giving advice.  What works for me will probably not work for others. Also I don’t want to be that sanctimonious know it all that has all the answers because honestly I don’t.  I am muddling through life just like the rest of you hoping I am making the right decisions […]

Finding Joy, Letting go….

I opened my phone this morning and found this photo from my daughter of my granddaughter and her friend. An early morning ride as the sun rises.  Two young girls on their horses.  For me it just radiates joy and it got me to thinking about finding more joy and letting go of the things […]