If you have ever seen pictures of the boy child at the lake or in a swimming pool, you have undoubtedly seen his beloved swim mask. If it is not on his face, covering his eyes, it is perched on the top of his head. Unlike a lot of kiddos his age, this boy can… Read More A Boy And His Mask.
My kids are of the age now where fortunately/unfortunately, I don’t feel like I can or should protect them as much from the happenings of the world. For a long time, I have shielded and shared only the headlines, but haven’t discussed a lot of the details. They need to know. The good, the bad.… Read More What Love Does.
It is Saturday. I got up at 7:00 a.m. to get ready to take the girl child to her travel softball tryouts an hour away. A quick stop for my 55 cent coffee, Chik-Fil-A breakfast and then two hours of watching her play a game she loves so much. I’m in awe of her right… Read More It is Saturday…I Should Clean My House.
I’ve been feeling a bit … off, lately. And I just can’t quite get a handle on it. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the past few days. I’ve been wanting to get started with writing again. But every single time I start, I can think of nothing to say that I think anyone would… Read More But She Did It Anyway…Writing again. Again.
This morning, I walked out to the beach to see the sunrise as I do almost every morning that I am lucky enough to wake up within walking distance of the ocean. With towel, pen, journal and coffee in hand, I made my way up the wooden steps and headed up and over the dune.… Read More Wonder. A Challenge for Sadness.
I love a good glitch in the matrix. You know what I’m talking about, right? The weird coincidences. The odd timing of things. The song that comes on the radio right after you thought of one of the lyrics. Flipping the channel to the movie that you were just talking about with a friend. Looking… Read More Fun Glitches: How Do You Measure Your Success?
Friends. Raise your hand if you think there has just been A LOT lately. Raise both hands if you think there has just been really, really, really, A LOT lately. A LOT of words. A LOT of talk. A LOT of change. A LOT of information. A LOT of big events. A LOT of emotions. And …… Read More It’s Been A LOT lately. Let’s Embrace A LITTLE.
I’ve been spending a lot of time just sitting on the beach, observing and absorbing, thinking and dreaming, plotting and planning. And all the while, I’ve been fascinated, watching all of the sand crabs that are occupying the beach with me over the last few days. Little crabby clawprints cover the beach as I walk… Read More Crab. Little Experts on Creating Spaces.
There is currently a wet towel on the floor and a swimsuit dripping just above it. There are dishes scattered all over the living room and sand on everything. There are leftover popcorn crumbs all over the couch and shoes strewn around the doorway rather haphazardly. Of course, we are on vacation, so it is… Read More Make. Messy Memories of Life.
Friends. I fail at this daily. Sometimes hourly. What is it? Staying in the moment…and…Choosing happy. Yep, I preach this to everyone I see, that is still willing to stop and listen to me. And still, as they say, the struggle is real. I get irritated. I get grumpy. I get annoyed. I cross my… Read More Choose. Feed the Right Wolf.