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How Are You Showing Up?

How Are You Showing Up?

Hey friends, Some days are just exhausting, right? This last year has been turned upside down and inside out. We have had this collective exhaustion of things being thrown at us. I picture it being some what like an automatic ball server. At first I could catch the ball being thrown my way. I tossed … Continue reading

Welcoming This New Year

Welcoming This New Year

Welcome friends, How are you in this New Year? My inbox and social media feed are packed with people reflecting on this last year. We’re pretty much in agreement about saying good-bye to a year we’d rather not repeat. At the end of each year I read over my journals from the year and reflect … Continue reading

Happy Birthday To Me

Happy Birthday To Me

This week I reached a milestone birthday — the Big 5-0 I’ve been looking forward to this all year. Many look at age as a countdown to the inevitable. Some years I have been sad about the turning of another year, but this year has been different. I think it all started with my change … Continue reading

Wrapping Up Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve. The gifts are wrapped, the baking is done and the stockings are stuffed. I’m feeling pretty good about just sitting back and relaxing for the next few days. This has been a crazy couple of months.  October through December are always full with scheduled events and added work but this years little … Continue reading

What I did 25 years ago today!

What I did 25 years ago today!

Today is the day! It feels like we have been celebrating all summer long and now this day is finally here! Twenty-five years ago today, I said, I will. I will love you for better and for worse I will care for you in sickness and in health I will stay with you when we are … Continue reading

And here I am again…

And here I am again…

Have you ever turned a corner and found yourself back in a familiar place? Gardening season — This is our 3rd summer here in our new home. For the first year, the extent of my gardening was potted tomato plants on my deck. Last year, we tilled a garden and planted seeds but rascally rabbits, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Mom

Happy Birthday, Mom

Grief comes in waves. It’s foolish to think I can make it through January without tears. It’s been 15 years since my mother died.  January 18 was her last day on earth. As the sun was rising, He came and escorted her home. I remember the day with precision and clarity. I remember the room… … Continue reading