Today I'm thinking about the people who lost their lives fighting for our country. And I'm thinking about my dad. My mom shared this photo of him at the wall of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. They had stopped in Washington DC to visit it some years ago. They found the names of a few people … Continue reading Dad
I think a lot about healing and change and growth. And I think a lot about these last eight or so years that I've been shifting my inner and outer world. I will NEVER forget what my daily internal life was like back then. Some words that come to mind are - suffering, torture, anxious, … Continue reading Behind the Curtain
Driving down our street right now is like being in an old school video game. It's the squirrels. I'm not sure why they are so active this time of year, but man, they will dart right out in front of you so quickly. They run out to the middle of the road, stop, go back … Continue reading Back in the Saddle
Yesterday, I was driving back home after dropping Wes off at his friends house and I came upon some geese out for a stroll. At first I thought there were just two, but then saw there were three little baby geese walking with them. A family out for a walk. I took yesterday to relax … Continue reading A stroll.
I got my second Covid vaccine shot today. I'm exhausted. Could be the shot, could be life. I'm taking the night off from writing. I'll be back tomorrow.
I was listening to a podcast today and they were talking about this idea - what you pay attention to makes your life. It's such a fascinating subject to me. When I began this "healing journey" (I put that in quotes because I don't love calling it that but it's really the best way to … Continue reading Attention
I know you're technically not supposed to shake kombucha, but this particular kind had lots of stuff settled at the bottom. So, I gave it a couple of flips up and down. Not a full shake, just a couple of flips. Well, I was driving and when I opened it it overflowed onto my pants. … Continue reading Let go.
Christian and went out to lunch today to celebrate our anniversary. We've been married 19 years which is just crazy to think about. We started dating when we were both 20 years old, and we've been together for 24 years total. Wild. We really didn't know what we were getting into. But here we are, … Continue reading Noticing
I went for a nice long walk on a route I haven't been on in a while. And I remembered how much I like that route. There are abandoned foundations and fireplaces in the woods. I even saw a set of stone steps with nothing at the top. And as I walked I thought about … Continue reading Steps
Ahhh Mother's Day. It's complicated isn't it? I wanted to write something about my thoughts about the day but I just can't get there. I'm giving myself the day off. I thought of this post I wrote four years ago when I was first doing my blog. It touches on parenting and mothering and how … Continue reading The Light