I needed to have a really good weekend. This winter has been plagued with illness, bad news, loss and some strained relationships…and despite my best efforts to “go with the flow”…I have to admit that lately…I’ve been feeling a bit blue. So, when I found out about the “Beerfest” event, I decided to purchase Andrew and I tickets on a whim. The idea of doing something totally different from our regular routine seemed like a refreshing idea. We had so. much…. Read more »

Happy Friday!! As a relatively new blogger, I am just now understanding the value in “link-ups”! A little extra traffic and a lot of new friends! So, let’s celebrate this Friday with a quick post and link-up with one of my new favorite gals…Holly from Hey, Hollywood! …is perpetually doing 15 things at once. Even on the couch…books, magazines laptop, cell phone, Vampire Diaries. And I’m conquering them all. At. The. Same. Time. …bakes better than I cook. …takes selfies,… Read more »

It’s strange and so very sad….that people exit this world without hardly making a ripple. Husbands and wives, and moms and dads, and teenagers and infants are all laid to rest…leaving those who love them with the overwhelming idea of existing without them. Meanwhile, the rest of us are laughing, or fighting, or frantically finishing a project at work – our life, happening, while someone else’s has simultaneously ended. The world has lost one of it’s best, my world has… Read more »

Ugh. I promised myself that I would NOT get sucked into the holiday vortex and neglect my updates…unfortunately, it appears that I have done exactly that! The good news is…plenty of new readers have still been happening upon the site and deciding to subscribe to my updates! Subscribers make me giddy! If you are a new subscriber…I promise you’ll be hearing from me much more than you have lately! The other piece of good news is…while I may have been… Read more »

Sometimes I write letters to my daughter…one I don’t have yet, but someday expect to bring to life. It feels like a diary, a lesson, a glimpse into the life I lived before & maybe during her existence. I hope one day, when she feels like she’s a million miles away from me, dealing with experiences and heartache that I can’t begin to understand I can hand her this journal…giving her a literal piece of my heart and we’ll find common… Read more »

I am what you would call a morning person. I wake up each morning…much earlier than is ever necessary. I can literally hear life and all of its chores and all of its adventures whispering in my ear…telling me that I’m missing out, I’m running out of time to accomplish all of the things I want to accomplish. Usually, this spurs me to action. I leave my husband to sleep and I go to the gym, I start the laundry,… Read more »

How fitting. One week ago, I was writing about battling and (mostly) conquering my debilitating insecurities and desperate need for approval…and today, after a work meeting in which I was handed my new tasks and duties I was also handed a whole lot of “productive” criticism. To be fair, I directed the conversation toward “respect”, how to earn it and how to keep it. I guess, I was expecting a “work more hours, step up more often and finish tasks… Read more »

This title…with no words attached to it has been sitting in my drafts for a couple of weeks…its been taunting me. Daring me to write something honest and vulnerable and a little bit ugly. I guess I could never find the beginning which is technically the past and not a place I like to reside…so I will just start with the now and see where I end up. I’m sitting at my dining room table, with the window open because… Read more »