Seek the beautiful

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

Dragon Repellent (And other ways we face our fears!)

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!)

“Never Stop Improving” – When life is more than a home improvement store

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

Freeze Warning

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