When Venturing Out Seems Daunting

Have you ever had those moments when the fear of taking a new path stops you in your tracks? I have. I’ve missed out because that fear of failing keeps me from trying. I find myself stuck in the same routine because I didn’t take a chance and step off the familiar path of what I already know. Last … Continue reading

When You Are Tired and In Need of Rest

After a long, exhausting day, I lit a candle and settled into the quiet of the evening. Sleep was far from my eyes and the weariness of the day weighed heavy on my mind. There were too many things pulling for attention… too many needs for one soul to meet or carry alone… too much … Continue reading

Enjoying this February Heat Wave

I am loving this weather and all that comes with it…even the mud! Yesterday the high was sitting at 66 degrees and today it hit 69. It doesn’t get that warm this time of year in my part of the world. Matt just came in and asked if he could fill up his snow sled with water and … Continue reading

Cleaning Up the Mess that Is Me

I wiped down the counter, stove and sink.  I put the dishes away and prepared coffee for the morning.  With a flip of the switch I turned off the lights and looked back on my kitchen… clean and ready for the morning. If only I could clean up life’s messes as easily as my kitchen … Continue reading

Lessons from a Groundhog Day Do-Over

Well it’s the day after Groundhog and it’s a whole new day. I didn’t hear any: “Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today.” —Groundhog Day (1993) But I did wake up to the same room, same people and same dog whining to go out. I can relate to Phil … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from the Quigley’s

It’s Christmas Eve and we have settled into that relaxing Quigley Christmas tradition of pajamas, books and puzzles.  It’s what we do best. Sam arrived last Saturday. Her luggage arrived Tuesday…thus ending a story of holiday travel, snowstorms and canceled flights. The presents are all wrapped and under the tree. The stockings are waiting for surprises and we are ready … Continue reading