Last month I turned 47. Forty-Seven! I have already voiced the good the bad and the ugly on this situation so I will move on. But what I didn't mention, was the gift I received from my 13-year-old daughter. I am a sucker for gifts. In Gary … [Continue reading]

Not Chasing Perfect

It seems there are a lot of recovering perfectionists out there. Several books have arrived or will be arriving on the scene which all have to deal with the idea of giving up their perfectionist ways. A short list includes, Shauna Niequist's, Present … [Continue reading]

Who Are You?

Personality quizzes. I love to take these little tests. There is nothing out there with 100% accuracy but whether it's a quiz to figure out how I relate to the world or how the world relates to me, I find it intriguing. The other day someone … [Continue reading]

Rebuilding a life…

There is a lot of construction going on around here. A Chicken Shed and a Sheep Shack are the most recent projects being tackled in our country living adventure. The Chicken Shed idea came about shortly after we moved in and Ryan, Mr. Wonderful's … [Continue reading]

The Fundamentals

It doesn't matter what you are doing you can always find a way to do it better. In a phone conversation with my dad yesterday we discovered we are in a similar spot in life. Well, actually we have been in a similar spot for a while now. He too had a … [Continue reading]

Victoria’s Secret…

So I turned 47 this week. FORTY SEVEN!! On the one hand since I spent all of 2015 trying to stay alive so it's really great that I am still here. On the other hand FORTY SEVEN! None of my 40ish birthday's have affected me like this one. Well, to be … [Continue reading]

One Day At A Time

So I had a realization the other day while I was driving to work. I was feeling discouraged about some goals we set for ourselves several years ago which have not come to fruition. 2015 was supposed to have been the year that would launch us into a … [Continue reading]

Food For Thought…

I love food. I love everything about it. Most of my favorite memories in life evolve around food. The greatest part about most of the holidays we celebrate here in America is the food that we consume during the celebration. When we (my family) think … [Continue reading]

Get Out The Door…

So January is in full swing as you well know. I don't know about you but I am not much of a New Years resolution setter, but I do have some goals set for this year and one of them involves running. With all of the ups and downs of surgeries this past … [Continue reading]


    Have you ever been at the grocery store or the mall or anywhere and saw someone you knew but felt so overwhelmed by your life or circumstances you quickly ducked or walked away? The desire is not to be seen so you would not have … [Continue reading]