Oh my… My Star Word* for 2019 is “growth” and I don’t know whether to be excited or terrified. The last year has been a difficult one. I don’t want to give the specific reasons air time right now, so forgive the vagueness of this post. I know that I did the right thing by … More 2019 – the Year of “Growth”
I’m so tired of ugly words and mean people. Really ugly words. And really mean people. And I’m using vague and trite-sounding words because I can’t write the string of profanities that would flow from my mouth and melt my keyboard. I’m not kidding. That ugly. That @#*$!!! is mean. Here’s reality: hard things come … More Seek the beautiful
Behold. A rock pile. Not just any rock pile. Oh, no! It’s taken years to get this pile of rocks. There was a decent start to the pile when we moved in 22 years ago. As I dug new garden beds, I’d find rocks and add them. When we added a retaining wall, the … More The Rock Piles of Ministry: Who Knew?
Many, many years ago, one of our daughters would wake up in a full-blown panic, calling for us: Mommy! Daddy! Dragons! Dragons! Mommy! Daddy! Dragons! Dragons! Tears on her face, she would curl up against us, while we tried to soothe her. She didn’t want to sleep WITH us, as much as she wanted the dragons … More Dragon Repellent (And other ways we face our fears!)
We recently went through ten weeks of a major home remodeling project. We are thrilled with the outcome — all bathrooms are updated, and more importantly, repaired. (There are no more leaks into my living room. This is a good thing.) There is a problem with having a shiny new space in our home. Everything … More “Never Stop Improving” – When life is more than a home improvement store
The Borg say, “Resistance is Futile.” I think a truer statement is actually “Resistance is NECESSARY!” During the warm-down period at the end of my deep water work out class on Monday, I was thinking about this concept of “resistance.” (I have these profound thoughts as I paddle, lunge, kick and plunge from wall to wall … More Resistance is… Necessary
The weather service just issued our first “Freeze Warning” for the season. Time to fire up the furnace, (we haven’t yet), cover the plants and find my fleece socks and fuzzy slippers… Interestingly, the cats were warning us of this a few days ago. They were always finding snuggly places and warm humans. Fleecy blankets … More Freeze Warning