Tuesday Truth #10

Tuesday Truth #10

Tuesday Truth. Number 10. Sometimes we can be like a record on repeat, just regurgitating words over and over. And like a broken record, the words become less meaningful. If this is you today, then stop uttering words ...just to go through the motions. Stop and realign. Are you living by the truths that you [...]

19 Years Of Marriage

19 Years Of Marriage

Aruba. I know that you all are waiting for photos from my trip to Aruba. They are coming. I promise. Photography. I'm clearing out computer space to import them. My laptop is already full and there's the moving of things to an external hard drive. I shot all my photos in RAW this time. I [...]

The Thing About Silence

The Thing About Silence

Silence. I wasn't going to post today. Silence. I'm having a melancholy day. It happens to me sometimes. Usually when things are racing along at too frantic of a pace or one of my teens is causing me internal angst, or it's winter (sometimes all of the above). As is often the case with melancholy, [...]

Lessons Learned While Practicing Gratitude

Lessons Learned While Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude. Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful. It is a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. There have been numerous recent (and probably old ones as well) studies that show how practicing gratitude each day is good for our mental health. December tends to be a whirlwind of activity [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 44

Friday Faves – Edition 44

  It's Friday. I can't begin to tell you how relieved that I am that it is Friday. This has been an exhausting week. Mostly because I've spent most of it in that "bordering on sick" phase. You know, the phase where you're coughing, congested, and have general feelings of malaise, but since you aren't [...]

Gratitude + Music

Gratitude + Music

Gratitude for Music. Today is Day 11 of my December challenge. I have pondered each daily prompt of gratitude. And I have taken photos. I have shared little snippets on my Instagram story. And I have journaled. I collected ideas and thoughts and felt gratefulness for this amazing thing called life. When I came to [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 43

Friday Faves – Edition 43

  Friday Faves. Edition 43. This week has felt productive. I can't put my finger on the why, but I feel like I am on a path forward... not standing still, or worse, moving backward. Pinterest and Tailwind. As I move toward the end of the year...and closer to the 2-year mark of this blog, [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 42

Friday Faves – Edition 42

Friday Faves. They say that time waits for no one. I see the evidence of this every day. I wonder where my hours have gone and yet I know that they've been full. And then, I wonder how it came to be Friday already. Then I wonder how we have arrived on December 1st. The [...]

30 Days of… December Challenge

30 Days of… December Challenge

Monthly Challenge. Can you believe that it's almost December?! Given that my November Challenge was a cumbersome undertaking, I thought that I'd take on an easier challenge for December. Holiday time tends to make life a little more chaotic as well. Right?! Commercialism tends to take so much away from the season that I've decided [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 41

Friday Faves – Edition 41

  Friday. It really doesn't feel like Friday. When there's a disruption to the school/work routine, it throws things off. Tuesday felt more like Friday because everyone took Wednesday off. Monday was really my only day that stayed on schedule. Tuesday I had a kid that needed to leave school early because they didn't feel [...]