Home IS sweet

Coming off a great vacation sometimes hits you like a jolt of a blaring horn from a peaceful sleep. This time it was welcomed. Not because I had a horrible time on our trip. Not because I couldn’t wait to get out of the mountains. More because, as I’ve gotten older, whenever I travel I’ve…Read more »

Country living…is over

The mornings have been chilly and densely foggy the last few days. Today I noticed this sort of scenic, snuggly weather lasted until about noon before the sun decided to poke out. Not only is the everlasting sunny days of summer beginning to wind down, but so is my time here in the woods. I…Read more »

Day 5 of Country Living

Getting toward the end of our first week in my country living series, I’ve had more time to think, be inspired and reflect.  It’s a wonder what not being around 24/7 news coverage on a novel virus and everyone’s sheer panic over it will do for a person! It’s not taken me very long to…Read more »


My mother’s birthday is fast approaching.  I think of her often and wonder how she did it all, when my brother and I were small as an military wife in foreign countries without any outside  help. No family to call to babysit when she needed a break. My mom never took a spa day. Not…Read more »

Different but the same

The season of the rich and spoiled ladies of privelege, also known as the “Housewives” have begun again.  I watch one of the franchises and have for the last 3 years or so.  I call it my guilty pleasure.  I love to see their extravagant clothes, jewelry, homes and travel destinations.  One of the aspects…Read more »

New year, same me

A new year always brings hope, promise and ambition.  It can also, in turn, bring disappointment, anxiety and pressure with all those lofty goals and resolutions we force onto ourselves. I quit making resolutions years ago when the latter happened to me, year in and year out. It was easier to not make resolutions and…Read more »