hi, it’s the end

hi, it’s the end and here are my thoughts: time with the people I love most is rare and precious. acceptance is the hardest pill to swallow but I absolutely must get it down in 2022. light is one of my 2022 words. light as in what we receive from the sun. light as in … More hi, it’s the end

be me

January. Is honestly the month I like the least. It represents, to me personally, beginnings and endings. I will not go into the details. I will not go through, year by year, and tell you why I feel this way. In actuality, it’s really all meshed together now in my mind. Some particular dates and … More be me


Winter colors. Gray, white. A big silvery moon. The stark frigidness of the first day. Reminding me if I can step out today, I can any of the 364 to follow. Yet today, today I want to stay inside. Not hiding, per say. But certainly not venturing far. Inspiration is motivation. Which sounds like a … More inspire


The last few years I’ve picked a word. My word of the year. My word for 2017? First of all, thanks for asking. Second of all, I have two. Words. Because I’m not good at decision making and because they’re both applicable, in differing ways. One of my words is plucky. Here are some synonyms: … More listful


I was with three girls yesterday. Two are in middle school, one in high school. It was a snow day, so they were bored and wanted to get out. Honored they’d pick me to spend time with [hey, I’m old!], I picked them up for a late lunch. We chatted along….music, school, what they received … More lipstick


Do you read all those {year in review} type articles? The variety of best albums of 2016. Or best songs of 2016. Or best books. Or news headlines. All those stories about celebrities who passed in 2016. It’s that time of year, right? I’ve read various people’s comments so far, via social media, who are of … More review


I decided to clean out my closet. New year, so why not, right? I am fortunate, in that despite my house being over 100 years old, due to renovations my bedroom closet is quite large. In case that didn’t make sense to you, it is my experience older homes have smaller closets. I am unfortunate … More new

oh my {word}!

It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind. My self proclaimed word for 2014 is peace. Yet this morning, I changed my mind and decided to ditch peace for another word. PEACE Don’t get me wrong.  I’m all for peace.  Really.  And I still plan to focus on making my life a peaceful existence. But … More oh my {word}!


January through March [aka winter] is the most difficult time of the year for me.  I’m not a fan of cold weather.  I don’t like the interruption to normal schedules that snow days can bring.  Sure, back when my kids were young and I didn’t work full time, a snow day was a beautiful thing. … More resolutely