Random Somewhat Connected Thoughts on Keeping Calm


I could not find my 15-year-old son this morning. A wave of panic ran through me. He wasn't in his bed. He wasn't in the house. He wasn't responding to his phone. In a matter of seconds, my brain jumped to worse case scenarios. Would he have reason to run away? Had he been abducted? … Continue reading Random Somewhat Connected Thoughts on Keeping Calm

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I can talk myself out of friendship


I can talk myself out of friendship. I can fall heavy on the introvert side. I can tell myself I don't have time, or it will require too much, or it won't be what I need it to be. I hate to admit how many times I have allowed social anxiety to cancel plans. Earlier … Continue reading I can talk myself out of friendship

Make Room For Good Things To Begin in The Nouns Of Your Life


Trust the Lord with our WHOLE heart and do not try to reason our way out of that place of safety and sanctuary.

I cannot remain politely out of the conversation.


I don't know how long I have put off writing this post. Maybe I was waiting for some elegant prose that would somehow not incite a riot. Maybe I was hoping there would be some semblance of reconciliation. But I was probably hiding. I need to say some things that a lot of people are … Continue reading I cannot remain politely out of the conversation.

Three Ways You Might Not Spend Money Today


This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Recent days finds me without a regular income. It's temporary and doable. Robert and I decided 11 years ago to follow Dave Ramsey's advice and we are still debt free today. We have some breathing room during this season of one income. Robert is … Continue reading Three Ways You Might Not Spend Money Today

The Scale Says I Blew It


My personal trainer is Connor Brown at Push Pull Performance. Fridays and Mondays are my agreed upon weigh-in days.  You may note that Friday always follows Thanksgiving. This week that is rather unfortunate. The scale says I blew it. I knew 20 minutes into the feeding frenzy yesterday that I blew it. I wasn't enjoying … Continue reading The Scale Says I Blew It

Four Books You Should Read With Me


This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. During my sabbatical/limited retirement time, I have been able to spend a great deal of time reading. I usually have 3-5 books going at a time based on my current interests, challenges or needs for escape. Ironically, all the books I am currently … Continue reading Four Books You Should Read With Me

3 Of the lovliest words


What if we... I love these words when structured together. Simply... What- creates a flexible framework for finding information. This translates to exciting exploration and ingenuity. Is there improvement? Is there history to learn from? If- causes creative possibilities, accepted opinions, looking for new occasions or new conditions, but also inventing the contingency plan We- … Continue reading 3 Of the lovliest words

Three Practical Pieces of Advice of Why You Really Do Need to Go To That Networking Event Today


No one really believes me but I truly am an introvert. I find humans incredibly frustrating and exhausting. And unpredictable. Which reminds me of grasshoppers which I REALLY dislike but that is a story for another day. I prefer the company of one or two people. Not in a crowd where I have to shout … Continue reading Three Practical Pieces of Advice of Why You Really Do Need to Go To That Networking Event Today

Do you have the guts to play for blood?


It's one of my all-time favorite movie lines. The cruelest, bat-crazy, bad guy looks like he's about to win again. But Doc Holiday slides in all cool like and they have the best short dialogue EVER! RINGO: Wretched slugs, don't any of you Have the guts to play for blood? DOC: I'm your huckleberry. Ringo … Continue reading Do you have the guts to play for blood?