Perennial basket case

They say that nothing spoils your Friday like finding out it's Wednesday. I like the sentiment, and for me, to take it a step further, nothing spoils your sun-filled April day like finding out it's still January. As I pulled my espresso shots out of the little coffee maker this morning, I started thinking about… Continue reading Perennial basket case

Digging out the root

A beautiful morning, and I am purposefully shutting off the boob tube and getting out my laptop to get some thoughts out that started to germinate as I washed up this morning. For myself, recovery serves the purpose of helping me avoid bitterness. Why is dealing with bitterness so important? You may know of friends… Continue reading Digging out the root

Prayerful Gratitude

Saw that our trees have mostly lost their leaves, but some are hanging on like someone has them super-glued to the branch. Which means it is virtually meaningless to clean the driveway at this point, but I do it anyway, because it appeals to my sense of tidy-ness. I have been spending a lot of… Continue reading Prayerful Gratitude

Broken things…

Cold and rainy, but snowy in the mountains, which is good for the folks that are into snow sports. I have been known to attempt to ski but, like making sausage and passing laws, it's not something that's pretty. Here and there, I have been missing people out of my life that, for whatever reason… Continue reading Broken things…

Waiting in Faith

I actually got up and got going to the gym, and spent almost 20 minutes using the equipment, which is a big accomplishment for me. I then came home and spent another 45 minutes doing hard labor on the pavement in front of our garage, attempting to tidy up so it didn't look quite so… Continue reading Waiting in Faith

Love thyself…💕

Today is a much better day. I feel like I am a little more "above water" and there is light and air to breathe. Not that I breathe light. Ummm...hmmm....(insert awkward laugh here). Moving on. I am getting (slowly, mind you) in the mood to start the holiday baking cycle. For me, this ushers in… Continue reading Love thyself…💕

Willing faithfulness

It was so warm today. Unseasonably so. But, again, I am not complaining, because it means our heating bill stays low, and I don't have to wear gloves (yet). Right now, I am in the midst in my first online movie "binge", watching several episodes of a historically-based miniseries where the main character has lost… Continue reading Willing faithfulness

Wednesday on the way…

In coming close in to the natural world earlier today, I found myself drawn up into a trail that was only partially visible in and amongst the fallen leaves. But the quiet and lovely solitude beckoned and I couldn't resist the opportunity to become a part of the scene. It was a challenge to complete… Continue reading Wednesday on the way…

Flannel conviction…

It started off pretty mucky around here. Dark, cold rainy. Definitely flannel shirt weather. But now the sun has peeped out from behind the clouds, and although the air is still a bit nippy, the colors of autumn are in bright celebration of it's arrival. I attended a meeting last night, and as per usual,… Continue reading Flannel conviction…

Saturday with friends…

We had a beautiful morning and afternoon, but the rain soon returned, along with cooler temperatures. The ground is wet and sponge-y, and if the wind blows, it will push the trees out of the wet ground. I am hopeful things will dry out a bit before the rain really socks in again. I attended… Continue reading Saturday with friends…