2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge. How many of you love to read? Hands up in the air! ...and wave 'em round like you just don't care! Woo Hoo! As an introvert, I take great pleasure in my reading time. Now don't think I'm saying that extroverts don't read. Because I know for a fact that they do. My [...]

Tuesday Truth #14

Tuesday Truth #14

Tuesday Truth. Number 14. Minimalism. I love this quote because it really asks us to question our choices. I am still on a journey toward simplicity. Part of that journey is one that embraces minimalism. The version of minimalism that I prefer is probably best summed up in this post by Joshua Becker of Becoming [...]

I had DNA testing on my three teenagers. Here’s how that turned out.

I had DNA testing on my three teenagers. Here’s how that turned out.

DNA Testing. I've shared on the blog before about how I had my DNA tested through Ancestry.com. My Results. My results came in August of 2016. You can read about that original result in this post: Keys to the Past. After I wrote that post, I received questions about the process for testing and I [...]

Tuesday Truth #13

Tuesday Truth #13

Tuesday Truth. Number 13. I thought that today's quote was fitting as we steadily progress through the holiday season. Remember the joy and excitement that you once felt? Do you ever stop and act like a kid again? I did just that on Monday. We received 15" of snow! I went and sled down hills [...]

Why I Set Goals Instead of Resolutions

Why I Set Goals Instead of Resolutions

Why I Set Goals Instead of Resolutions. And what in the heck is the difference? As we approach the new year, many people start talking about setting their New Year's Resolutions. I used to set New Year's Resolutions too. I'd brainstorm about all the different things I wanted to change about myself or my life [...]

Tuesday Truth #12

Tuesday Truth #12

Tuesday Truth. Number 12. Un-Becoming. Who were you meant to be in the first place? Have you ever pondered this? Even just a tiny bit? Well, I have. And given that I have a propensity for ponderings, it's likely been more than just a tiny bit. If you've been around my blog for a while, [...]

Tuesday Truth #11

Tuesday Truth #11

Tuesday Truth. Number 11. Personally, I struggle with this one. My mind is always on. Internal Chatter. Monkey Mind. My journey toward becoming its master is incorporating meditation. And trying to be more conscious of staying present. In the here and now. How do you endeavor to be the master instead of the slave of your [...]

What’s Up Lately Episode 009

What’s Up Lately Episode 009

What's Up Lately. Episode 009. Hey everybody!! I hope that you've had a lovely weekend! Ours was a four-day weekend around the Thanksgiving holiday. It made it a little hard to keep track of the days. 11/11 and Autumn on display. In my last episode of "what's up lately", I mentioned the fact that it [...]

The Giving Of Thanks

The Giving Of Thanks

The Giving of Thanks. To all of my American readers, I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. To all of my readers from other parts of the world, I want to wish you a very blessed and beautiful day filled with gratitude for the abundant blessings in [...]

Walking the Mural Trail in Glasgow

Walking the Mural Trail in Glasgow

  Walking the Mural Trail in Glasgow. Glasgow. The first time I traveled to Glasgow, it was to trace some of our ancestral roots. During that visit, I stumbled upon the murals found along the streets of Glasgow quite by accident. I shared about the murals that I chanced upon in this post. And it [...]