• When there is no struggle
    Something That Could Change Your Life

    What Will We Carry Away From Spring 2020? (Strength, For One Thing.)

    Believe it or not, summer begins this weekend. It’s a welcome change after a spring that seemed about a decade long, am I right? We’re still dealing with a lot, unfortunately, but I like to think that with a new season comes new hope. There has been so much learning going on, on so many levels. While I haven’t enjoyed Spring 2020, I’m certainly better off for it and I hope that better days are ahead (eventually, I know I know!) for all of us. Have you taken some time to think about lessons you’ve learned in the first part of 2020, what you’ll carry with you forever? Here’s my…

  • Childhood Memories,  Confessions,  Motivation

    That’s Life.

    Last week I was lying in a hospital bed, waiting to be wheeled down the hall for a colonoscopy (one of the fringe benefits of turning fifty, woo hoo!). I “busied myself,” if you can call it that, by visually absorbing my immediate environment. I noted the pastel plaid curtain around my little area, the machines with wires behind my head, the labels on the cabinets, and finally, the ceiling. Looking at ceilings in doctors’ offices and hospitals is something I’ve done for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl and had to see my pediatrician for any reason, I used to look at the…

  • My Kid Has Mad Skillz

    I Think My Work Is Done Here.

    I am always looking for ways to save money. Not in the couponing sense: I don’t have the time (or desire) to do that properly. I save money more often than not by doing advanced research whenever possible. I like to know that wherever I go to make a purchase of any premeditated anything, I’m not paying more than I need to pay. Apparently I’m not the only one. J came home from work this evening, telling me he made a stop at the local big box store our family frequents (the one with the red and white circular logo), to pick up a new pair of headphones. As he…