When Life Gives Lemons

Currently, life is crazy. I'm not sure we've really adjusted to the new school year. Maybe it was too much beach time this summer or the kids not wanting to wear uniforms or the longer school day. Who knows. What I do know...life is crazy....more

Our Social Media Lives

This past weekend I decided to stay home, relax and catch up on all the shows I’ve missed. Of course, I didn’t plan to check my social media accounts, but who makes time for that? Social media will unconsciously grab your cell phone, put it on your hand and make you start scrolling....more

tidying up

Okay, let's take care of some housekeeping....more

45 Ways to Brighten a Bad Day and Make it Better

It happens to all of us. The blues. The mean reds. The no good, awful, very bad days that sneak up and take a hold of you. Those days make me want to run and hide, but that’s usually not an option. Thankfully, there are some simple, sometimes silly, things you can do to brighten a bad day and make it better. The next time life has got you down, give some of these ideas a try…...more

Filling Up My Days with Joy

I watched Everything is Copy, the documentary about Nora Ephron’s life and I can spend days quoting her charm and wit, but a line in the movie has stuck with me: “Eat your last meal when you’re alive.” She means it’s rare to know you’re eating your last meal. In jail, being executed is one of the few ways you can know it’s your last meal. Otherwise, if you’re old or sick, at the end you’re not eating at all and you could have had your last meal months ago without knowing it was your last. ...more

I Organized My Desk Drawers

I’m of the “life-changing magic of tidying up” religion (http://tidyingup.com/ ) and fully believe “clutter in your house is clutter in your life.” I like minimalism; I want to know where everything is at a glance. Mess and disorganization disturb me and disrupt my brain. ...more

I Over-Share ...and I'll Continue

I’m not a social media over-poster. In fact, after a two week trip to Hawaii, I only posted 69 of my 2,000+ photos to Facebook or Instagram. It’s not the photos I’m over-sharing; it’s my words. ...more

Judgments Divide


on meeting strangers

The weather in Houston this past weekend was...weird. Weird in that it wasn't 105 degrees with 90% humidity. It was 89 degrees with 45% humidity which is what I can only imagine Antarctica must feel like.  But really, it was cold for a Houston summer day....more

Mosquitos Loves Me

Do you want a secret mosquito repellant? It’s Me! Keep me within two-three feet of you and the mosquitos will instinctively swarm to me, my skin emitting invisible pulses like morse code, summoning them to feast. ...more
Ouch. There has to be a solution... but I don't really know what it might be. Though I did read ...more