"Sunshine isn't good for your health. You know what you should do? Take it easy. Move to Sweden. Relax and enjoy the freezing weather and the crushing darkness that wants to eat your soul." Said no doctor ever. In February, Sweden is usually wet and still dark, though she's starting to get more sunshine. Definitely … Continue reading February, VABruary, Same Same
What a week! We've had doctor's visits, school meetings, planning new meetings to meet our children's needs, a lot of early mornings and late nights for my husband as his company continues with a crazy renovation project, coordinating schedules and rushing around, a few epic meltdowns, an intense battle between a dragon and a ninja … Continue reading A Good Day
I've heard people who own pets live longer than those who don't. Me, I'm all about living longer. I don't know about you, but I have way too much to do. I figure I'm ahead of the game, too, since we already have a cat. And not just any cat, but a smart, playful, snuggly … Continue reading Meet Atlas
For the past year, I've seen photos and stories about people and their bucket lists. They've been around longer than a year, but I've really noticed an increase in them this past year. Maybe because they're making the rounds on social media. I've even seen some create bucket lists for their pets. Women post selfies … Continue reading Budget Bucket List
Words are funny little critters. Maybe my fascination with them began during college when I worked at the local bookstore. The part-time job supplied me with access to unlimited books, just enough social engagement to make me happy, and a little pocket money to buy things any college student needs, like beer and pizza. Every … Continue reading Words I Like
Most people like symmetry. Balance. Things that line up together. Not me. Give me crooked any day. A crooked car would be difficult to drive. But a crooked house, as long as it had a stable foundation, would be awesome! Crooked art. Asymmetrically designed furniture. Uneven earrings. These are things worth talking about, worth noticing … Continue reading Crooked Things
The past few months have been interesting. I've stuck to my plan, for the most part. But the plan changed. I knew it would. The plan always changes. It grows bigger. Curves down unexpected paths, and the chance to find honeysuckles or weeds is probably equal. If I'm lucky the path leads to an exciting … Continue reading A Short Look at Agendas
I've always believed 2015 was going to be a great year. Based on what's happening so far, I need to listen to my premonitions more often. First, and probably the most important news, my husband was recruited for a new job! For him, it's a mixed bag of feelings. He's sad to leave his employees at … Continue reading A new job, a new city – well, sort of.
I'm curious, if you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? I imagine most people want to do something profound. Like, remove all disease or wave a magic peace wand over the world. Maybe you want to transform all the fast food restaurants in the world into farms, so that instead of … Continue reading If I could change one thing about the world, I would make more band-aids.
If you had asked me about my New Year's resolutions ten days before Christmas, I would have talked your ear off. You see, I'm a list person. I LOVE lists. I love plugging things into calendars and marking off dates. I love making notes, any kind of notes, as long as they involve paper and … Continue reading Resolutions I Didn’t Make