At this time of year we think of new life and fresh starts. The idea of resurrection can be seen and felt all around us. I’m excited to have this piece up on Open Thought Vortex Magazine today with my thoughts on the ways we rise over and over again. Hop over and check it…Continue Reading “We Rise – Open Thought Vortex”
Today has not started off very well. All manner of things have gone other than my ideal plan, right up to and including the part where I just moments ago spilled coffee on myself and my desk. So now I need a clean shirt already and it’s not even lunchtime yet. But on the bright side,…Continue Reading “TToT – Bright Sides and Fresh Starts”
I’d love to tell you that I feel happy and light this first day of spring. But huge piles of snow and ice outside make that whole “happy spring” thing kind of hard to digest. To tell you the truth, I don’t really feel like writing this post at all. I’m restless and irritable for…Continue Reading “TToT – Welcome, Spring. I guess.”
Despite the fact that I’ve been working steadily, I find myself still struggling to get any real momentum this morning. I don’t usually have Monday Blues or whatever. In fact, I quite love Mondays. I rarely schedule outside appointments for Mondays, Zilla and Hub are back at school and work, the cats sleep off their…Continue Reading “TToT – Start with Gratitude”
I don’t even know why I call these posts ten things of thankful anymore – I’ve long since given up listing or counting anything. I suppose it’s because that’s how it began and it’s how we continue to identify with one another. This is a great little group we have here and that comfortable identity is…Continue Reading “TToT – Complications”
I’ve noticed a trend. It’s nothing earth-shattering or headline-prompting like you’re probably thinking. The trend at the moment is simply that I, despite all good intentions to the contrary, have managed to miss hitting Kristi’s Finish the Sentence Friday link-up deadline for three weeks running. The reasons are varied, but the end result is the same….Continue Reading “Finding Your Peace”
I don’t necessarily believe in putting the past behind me. I suppose I do to a point; there are simply some things upon which it is fruitless to dwell. We certainly cannot change the past, but for better or worse, our past remains forever a part of who and where we are today. At the…Continue Reading “The Turning of the Page”
So. Here we are. The election is over and you would have to live under a rock to be unaware of the climate this morning. Sure, about half of the people in the U.S. are mighty pleased with themselves this morning, but the other half are devastated. I don’t do politics here on the blog….Continue Reading “The Morning After”
It has been a week of such sadness. I’m sure most of you know of the terribly sad and tragic headlines that have filled our news feeds this week. My heart is also heavy for people in my life who are grieving the loss of family and beloved companions, people who are struggling with illness,…Continue Reading “#10Thankful – A Heavy Heart”
Fragmented. That’s the best word I can come up with to describe my week.
It’s been one long stretch of a whole lot of jumbled pieces and small bits of time, none of which have added up to much of anything. But of course, if I sit long enough and think about it, I know I will realize that there is something in there. Perhaps we’ll get there by the end of this post. I have to be honest, though, and say I really don’t feel much like thankful-in tonight.
It’s not that I don’t feel thankful for so many things. I definitely do. And I’m not sad or bothered by anything. I’m just…mentally fatigued. All that fragmenting this week has left this girl exhausted.
So let’s see what we can come up with…Continue Reading "#10Thankful – Fragmented"