the struggle

I just returned from visiting my daughter. She is a student at NYU and this is her spring break week. She invited me a while back, asking if we could stay in Brooklyn. She wanted to get away from her usual area and explore / relax a bit. I agreed it was a good idea, … More the struggle

self promote

Conclusions abound this week. A realistic threshold as I launch into a new year. January is the harshest of months. And this particular one is on par. I have discovered that to achieve some of the things I’d like, I must stretch myself. I must self promote. What do I mean? Well, I want my … More self promote

inspire

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

happy xmas

I have many thoughts circulating through my mind as I begin writing this. As I often do… Anyway, please do not allow yourself to become agitated by the term “xmas”. By using it in the title of this entry, I am not meaning to remove “Christ” from Christmas. Because let’s be real….Christmas is the celebration … More happy xmas

favorite things

People who write regularly seem to enjoy putting together {best of} lists. Especially around the new year. You know, best songs of 2014. Best books. Best movies. In times past, I posted a blog entry every Friday entitled Flapjack Friday Faves. That was back when I made my kids pancakes every Friday morning. And I took the … More favorite things

a blank canvas

Tonight I find myself alone.  Not necessarily by choice, but by circumstance.  But I’m choosing not to complain.  I’m instead deciding to utilize the time in doing things I enjoy. Yesterday I bought a canvas with the intent of creating a wall hanging for my bathroom.  There’s a piece of wall up there that I’ve … More a blank canvas