When it Rains

Posted by:

The electric light show on the way to the office was amazing today.  Seems the lightning split the sky in two and is letting ALL the water out.  I had my usual heads up that the storm was coming around 5 a.m. when my dog, Max (soft coated wheaten terrier mix), ducked for cover under my bed and Husker (golden retriever)–much too big to fit under the bed–jumped on top of me and curled up like a lap dog looking ...

Continue Reading →
0

Life Looking FUBAR? Look Again!

Posted by:

Originally published on ClarityCafe.com, March 11, 2013.  Reprinted with permission.

Growing up a perfectionist overachiever is hard work and even harder on the emotional bank account.  The world doesn’t have to tell you what a screw up you are because you constantly find reasons to berate yourself.  Right? Then, you actually DO screw up.  Maybe it’s in college or you buy a business that isn’t a good investment.  You create an impossible situation inside your marriage or you sabotage a project ...

Continue Reading →
0

Lift & Drag

Posted by:

Recently our youngest daughter, Isabelle, turned 11 years old.  Seems like time marches swiftly on.  We celebrated with a trip to SkyZone with two of her friends, Steak ‘n Shake for dinner and a sleepover complete with pranks that they pulled on one another.  They awoke with “secrets” and lots of giggles as well as silly sayings marked all over their faces.  The cupcakes and snacks mysteriously disappeared and oddly, we found a lot of frosting in strange places so ...

Continue Reading →
0

Recommit

Posted by:

Late January and early February is usually the time of year I begin feeling defeated.

I’ve already “failed” to meet my own unrealistic expectations for New Year Resolutions like reading for 30 minutes before bed every night and getting up 15 minutes earlier to get a short workout in before getting ready for work.  I caught a germ of some kind and was home sick for a couple of days.  Had to cancel my exercise for a week–doctor’s orders.  I stepped ...

Continue Reading →
0

Best Year Yet

Posted by:

I will tell you that for the first time in a long time I struggled this morning!  It was one of those days…the alarm was set incorrectly so it went off too late; Isabelle woke up on the wrong side of the bed; oatmeal bubbled over on the stove; the dog tripped me up because he was hungry and was “informing me” with a nose nudge as I was walking across the kitchen; I was out of soap in the ...

Continue Reading →
0

Wealth Beyond Measure

Posted by:

t’s the kind of morning that takes your breath away as the frost crystalizes in your lungs upon the first breath drawn.  It’s also stunningly beautiful outside; the sun is casting sparkles across the ice and snow from the weekend while the barren trees touch the cerulean blue skies.  Takes my breath away all over again.  I love nature’s gifts.

As I was driving in to work this morning, I was reminiscing about my weekend activities from a couple of weeks ...

Continue Reading →
0

Get in Touch with your WHY

Posted by:

I hope each of you had the opportunity to make a snowman yesterday or just sit by the fire with your feet up sipping your favorite hot beverage.  Personally, I “undecorated” my Christmas tree because my dog was eating all the ornaments off of it.  Weird.  I now have a naked tree, with lights, and an angel.  I’m enjoying the symbolism, however, still irritated with the dog.  I must admit, yard clean-up has be festive!

I always become reflective at the ...

Continue Reading →
0

Letting GO!

Posted by:

This weekend all of my kids came home from college and deposited large piles of laundry and miscellaneous life stuff all around the house. The refrigerator is weeping from the extra effort to keep up with the extensive opening and closing of its doors. And the dishwasher is working overtime as we cook and clean up after a larger group.

As the hub-bub (technical term taught to me by my Scottish grandmother) of the holidays begins, I’m quickly reminded that things ...

Continue Reading →
0

Good Popsicles and Red Jell-O

Posted by:

The other evening our youngest daughter, Isabelle, spiked a fever.  I went into immediate Mom/Nurse mode.  Assessment…fever 101.3, body aches, headache.  What meds do I have in the house? Zilch.

I sent Mike out for BOTH children’s Tylenol and children’s Advil as well as the “good” popsicles while I proceeded to get a cool washcloth on Isabelle and take her temperature again just to make sure we were still in the “safe” fever zone.

We went to bed early with Isabelle camped ...

Continue Reading →
0

Cake! It’s What’s for Breakfast!

Posted by:

This one is for all the Moms out there who are winging it! 

We have an ongoing joke in our house about how I’m working on winning the Mother of the Year award.  Each New Year we laugh about how I just missed qualifying by a fraction of a point.  The kids then point out all my silly “misses” for the year.  It’s pretty entertaining!

The kids have learned over time to call me out and let me know that my ...

Continue Reading →
0
Page 1 of 16 12345...»