Give Me a Hand

As I was driving into work today, I just happened to glance down and see my hands.  I mean, I can see my hands all the time – my eyesight hasn’t deteriorated that much – yet! I guess I mean to say, this morning I happened to actually take note of my hands. The sun... Continue Reading →


My New Favorite Color

I'm having a bit of an existential crisis this school year. It is causing me some mental angst and I'm afraid that I may be "broken" as a mother. I have chewed over this particular issue in my mind for many days leading up to the start of school, and now on day 2 of... Continue Reading →

You Are My Sunshine

Hey did you hear there was a solar eclipse today?  Yeah, me too.  Did you get to see it?  Cool. Me?  Not so much. And not because the path didn't cross my neck of the woods, but because the skies clouded up and produced a pretty significant thunderstorm from about 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ... Continue Reading →

A Nose is a Nose is a Nose

When I was the mother of a toddler, I was always on the look out for potential swallowing hazards. I was very vigilant about making sure that there weren't little things lying around that Arden could pick up and eat or stick in her ear or her nose. I kept doors shut and cabinets locked... Continue Reading →

As Seen On TV

Two years ago, I left the world of full time employment to be a stay at home mom. At the time, it was as big of a leap of faith financially as it was emotionally - to go from two incomes to one was a challenge, but one that both Terry and I really felt... Continue Reading →

A few of my favorite things…but not in a Sound of Music or Oprah kinda way

Happy Friday!  I'm not sure why I felt the need to start with that greeting, because you may be reading this on a Saturday or a Monday for all I know, but I never really know how to start these writings. So Happy ___Day!  (aka be happy on whatever day you happen to be reading... Continue Reading →

Where are My People???

I've been meaning to sit down and write a post for about a week, but life has been...well life, and it just hasn't happened. I had this great idea for a post about some "favorite things" - I've even been taking pictures - so, you know I'm not messing around here!  But that post will... Continue Reading →

Absolute Joy

Today A and I were getting our hair done. It had been way too long since I had sat in the chair and let me tell you Banana Rama roots weren't a good look in the 80s and they still aren't.  I am thankful to say goodbye to the 3 inches of gray and brown... Continue Reading →

Ruminations on a 30 minute drive

When I lived in the D.C. area, I used to have a daily commute which was about an hour long (even though I think the distance was only about 12 miles). In that hour’s time, I am sure I thought about a lot of things of great importance, but really all I remember is acquiring... Continue Reading →

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