“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard Here it is. The last day of 2022. Rather than ponder and reflect on the events, I will share a year in photos — 12 moments that were important to me. Enjoy! Zeus as a 8 week old puppy Valentine … Continue reading Looking Back at 2022
"Our form of relaxing is taking on new projects for the house. It's not work for a house - it's a true labor of love." ~ Mark Hellman Photo by Rene Asmussen on Pexels.com When your house is 100 years old (which it will be in 2023), there are issues that arise. When I bought … Continue reading Renovation Plans
The aftermath of Christmas
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." ~ Helen Keller Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com All the hullabaloo of Christmas is over - the gifts have been opened, boxes and paper put away or thrown away, toys have been played with and now . . . the day after Christmas, even the radio stations … Continue reading The aftermath of Christmas
What exactly is “Christmasy”?
"It's almost Christmas, and I've never felt less Christmasy in my life!" ~ Unknown Photo by Nick Collins on Pexels.com Feeling 'Christmasy' . . . what exactly is THAT all about? It's as if everyone thinks they have to be on a constant diet of happiness, good cheer, and go go go for several weeks … Continue reading What exactly is “Christmasy”?
Eating Well, Eating Right
"The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison." ~ Ann Wigmore Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The old saying, "You are what you eat" is absolutely true. At least for me, and I believe there are plenty of scientific studies that have … Continue reading Eating Well, Eating Right
"In nineteenth-century Russia, sauerkraut was more valued than caviar." ~ Mark Kurlansky Photo by ELEVATE on Pexels.com I am ambivalent when it comes to sauerkraut. I usually can take it or leave it. Occasionally, I'll have a yen for the tangy zip and I'll make pork chops w/ sauerkraut in the crockpot. And then, I … Continue reading Sauerkraut Soup
"Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don't hesitate. Fumigate." ~ Mandy Hale Photo by Jill Burrow on Pexels.com You know those people . . . not satisfied with anything, they find fault with everything. Doomsday gloom. Victim mentality. The glass is half empty. All or nothing. These people are draining to be around, even … Continue reading Toxic Negativity
"When someone oversteps your boundaries, they're letting you know what you want doesn't matter." ~ Phil Good Photo by elifskies on Pexels.com "I need my space." "Please don't speak to me that way." "I'm not comfortable with that, please don't." All of these are statements to set boundaries. Boundaries are a type of self-care that … Continue reading Boundaries
You Be the Judge
"Your judgements about another person say more about your own character than the character of the person you are pointing a finger at." ~ Alaric Hutchinson Photo by EKATERINA BOLOVTSOVA on Pexels.com It's amusing in this day and age of "reality" shows to realize how many people feel they have the right to pass judgement … Continue reading You Be the Judge
Having Your Cake . . .
"I think moms put a lot of pressure on ourselves trying to balance it all. It's never going to be perfectly balanced -- the sooner you know this, the sooner you can relieve some of the pressure you put on yourself." ~ Denise Richards Photo by Vojtech Okenka on Pexels.com There are days I feel … Continue reading Having Your Cake . . .