Out of frustration with my dark tile floor and the amount of attention it requires, I bought a Neato BotVac Wifi Enabled robotic vacuum cleaner from Amazon on the recommendation from another friend who, like me, has nothing but tile on her main floor, and has a hairy family pet. My floors are mostly tile… Continue reading Product Review: Labor Less on this Labor Day
I’ve been searching for what’s next for me for a long time–an embarrassingly long time if I’m being honest. I’ve gone down so many avenues trying to figure out what I’m supposed to be doing with my life now that I’m nearly an empty nester that I’ve worn out a path on some websites. I’ve… Continue reading What’s Next Now that the Nest is Nearly Empty?
Not every month is going to be the best ever but I think the purpose of this writing exercise is to focus on the good that happened over the course of a month and be grateful for that good. It’s also a way in which to stay consistent with my writing–another important thing to remember.… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Smile August 2017
A friend once said of me that I let others get away with murder in how they treat me. Of course the evening after this was said to me, I found the perfect quote from the book I’m currently reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman. The quote summarizes… Continue reading When People are Sh*ts
“We want to be loved,’ ” quotes Britt-Marie. “ ‘Failing that, admired; failing that, feared; failing that, hated and despised. At all costs we want to stir up some sort of feeling in others. The soul abhors a vacuum. At all costs it longs for contact.’ ” ― Fredrik Backman, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Today… Continue reading 4 Weeks Facebook Free
I remember the moment like it was yesterday when I informed the girls that one of them had to go to school on the East Coast. We were driving to the grocery store and I was feeling happy and positive; I had just gotten back from a trip to Philadelphia. My mind was somewhere off… Continue reading Leaving a Daughter Behind
Two weeks ago today, I gave up Facebook (again). It’s been easier this time and I really feel I will stick with the Facebook Diet Attempt #723. While I probably won’t lose any weight from this particular diet, what I have seemed to have gained over this short period is more happiness. What is different… Continue reading Facebook Diet: Gain Time & Happiness