We have a deer family that lives in the woods behind our house. Well, I don't know if deer really live in one place. I think they travel a bit looking for food. But this one family keeps coming back. And the dogs can't handle it. As I sit at my desk now, I can … Continue reading Deer
(As I drive around, I see the forsythia is in all it's yellow glory. Spring is here. Also allergies are here. And Zyrtec is here too. The Zyrtec is helping, but I still feel like I'm in a fog. So a fog-induced post is what I shall write.) What goes on inside of you is … Continue reading Inside
As I sit here at my desk, I have the window open and listening to the peepers. We live in the house I grew up in. We bought it from my parents when they wanted to downsize a few years back. (Interestingly enough, when we lived in New Hampshire, we lived in the house Christian … Continue reading Change
The weather has been really nice this week. We need rain but we are still enjoying the sun. This afternoon I took my journal and my chair and moved it up behind the pool, to the edge of the woods. I sat and let the sun hit my face. Last spring we had some concrete … Continue reading Perspective
I carry my journal with me during the day and I write down thoughts as they come to me. I write down things I notice. I write down ideas. And I write down messages. I never called them messages before but now I can see that's exactly what they are. My schedule has been shifting … Continue reading Messages
There are some things that I just won't write about here. Things that are just too private or too personal, things that involve other people who never signed up for having their lives put in a blog post. It makes it interesting because there are some days where I'd really like to write about those … Continue reading Breaking down
I am waist deep in The Durrells in Corfu. Have you seen it? I started yesterday and I'm happy/proud to say I'm almost done with the second season. The opening plays the PBS Masterpiece theme song and I get all excited. I really needed to get swept away into something like this - 1930's, Greece. … Continue reading What is life?
Writing here each day has allowed me to see the natural waves of my days and weeks and months. I feel good, I feel like myself, I'm moving forward. And then something happens to disrupt the flow. I don't feel well or one of the kids had a bad day or it's a full moon. … Continue reading Notice
My sister in law set up our family tree on Ancestry.com. She added a bunch of my mom's old photos. I'm not sure why, but the last few days I've been pulled to log in and look at photos of the women on my mom's side of the family. I look at my grandmother, who … Continue reading Don’t abandon yourself.
Today I reset. Clean the house. Re-organize the bathrooms. Catch up on laundry. Since the beginning of the year, I've been putting more structure into my days and weeks. It has been extremely helpful to me. I've been pretty good at making Sunday, the good ol' day of rest. But not this Sunday. This was … Continue reading Reset