Christmas · Holidays

Hello, (Almost) to the Holiday Season!

If you’re like me, you suddenly realized that it’s the end of October and that means it’s almost Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Time to panic, right?  I know I am.  I can feel my blood pressure and heart rate skyrocketing just by sitting here typing the word Christmas. It’s Written in the Cards Every year I… Continue reading Hello, (Almost) to the Holiday Season!


birthday · Christmas · College Students · Food · Friends · Health · Holidays · Modern Life

Six Reasons to Smile December 2017

December is, usually, the easiest month to come up with six reasons to smile because there’s so much going on with the holidays, my birthday, parties, etc., and this December was no different. The first reason to smile was good news from the doctor.  I started out the first day of December with news that… Continue reading Six Reasons to Smile December 2017

Christmas · depression · Holidays · Marriage

When Life Gives You Limes, Make Lemonade

I sometimes listen to the segments on radio stations where the DJs ask callers to phone in with their answers to the question, “What is the worst Christmas present you’ve ever received?” I did not have a recent example so I listened as caller after caller told their tales of the worst presents.  Some of… Continue reading When Life Gives You Limes, Make Lemonade

Christmas · depression · Holidays · Home decorating · Modern Life

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

I usually start the holiday season with grand plans like I’m going to get the tree up before the end of Thanksgiving weekend, I’m going to make 80 batches of cookies and create custom plates for all the neighbors, I’m going to put up enough lights to show up on a Google satellite picture, I’m… Continue reading It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Children · Dog Walking · Exercise · Facebook · Fitness · Friends · Health · Holidays · Thanksgiving · Trends

Top 10 Silly Things I am Grateful For

Facebook has made it so that trends start easily.  Ideas by one can catch on by many.  I can’t remember where or when this trend of sharing daily posts about what one is grateful for got started.  To me, it’s not a worthwhile exercise.  I start to read what someone wrote about being grateful for… Continue reading Top 10 Silly Things I am Grateful For

Fitness · Food · Health · Holidays · Self Discovery

#5Things for Me — Monday, September 2, 2013

The weeks are flying by but I am on my third list of Five Things I Can Do for Me.  This idea was started by Laura Crawford (aka ‘SemperFiMomma’), and it’s amazing how few things I actually do for myself.  Are you the same way?  It’s time to take stock of what happened (and what… Continue reading #5Things for Me — Monday, September 2, 2013