"Because at some point, you need to start calling the shots. At some point, you need to start believing you know what's best. Or, I thought with a smile, you just stop asking for their permission in the first place." ~ Katie Kacvinsky Photo by Bidvine on Pexels.com It's amazing the revelations that come, and … Continue reading Permission Not Needed
"If you are not living with deliberate intention, you're winging it." ~ Brant Menswar Photo by Dmitriy Ganin on Pexels.com Life must be intentional at least some of the time. With my son's diagnosis and physical ailments, he can no longer enjoy the spicy, hot, peppery foods he used to love. I've had to intentionally … Continue reading Winging It
“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
"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
"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”?
"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
"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
"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 . . .