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confessions

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My 7 Favorite Life Lessons from 2014

I’m a New Year’s girl and always have been. The week between Christmas and when the kids go back to school is my nirvana.  I guess it helps that my birthday is January 4th but when everyone else is wallowing in that 2nd week of Christmas vacation (Okay, I’m wallowing too!) my wheels are turning […] Read more…

The Place Where You Are Cared For

Every memory I have of her house is nearly the same—the morning’s bacon fat is hardening in the iron skillet, her handwritten list is on a spiral  steno pad topped with her reading glasses, the breakfast dishes are littering the sink and the smell of supper is already floating from the oven, her Bible is […] Read more…

Around Here Lately

Four days after I turned my book in, we left for Sanibel for Stevie’s annual medical meeting.  It was  wonderful to get away and such a treat to spend time with his brother Jeff and Jeff’s wife, Vicki. I’d love to say I read voraciously and did lots of walking and running on the beach. […] Read more…

A Few Things for Fashion and Health

      My friend Cyndi is a style blogger for those of us over 40 and she’s participating in an awesome personal styling service in the form of a 21 day challenge!  I’m doing it myself and can’t wait to get started!! Today is the first day to sign up so read a little […] Read more…

We Belong Together

It’s been a rough month, I’ve got no lies to tell. I’m sorry for being MIA for so long without checking in here.   I have been posting some on Instagram, but otherwise, I’ve been swimming in the deep waters of my book trying my best to finish on time.  It’s due this weekend so […] Read more…

When the Truth Comes Out

“There is nothing to writing.   All you do is sit down to a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway I woke up at 3:15 on Saturday morning and crawled out of bed, fumbling around on the floor for my computer.  I knew I wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep so I made my […] Read more…

Homeschooling?, Book Writing, & Ordinary Days

“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.  Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears.  Show them how to cry when pets and people die.  Show them the infinite pleasure in […] Read more…