How To Unwind After A Stressful Week

I don't know about you, but this time of the year becomes increasingly stressful! Whilst the rush of Christmas, festive dinners and meeting up with friends from afar is exciting there's always the downside that comes with this time of the year. That includes organising the gifts, dinner, AND trying to maintain normal work life. Whilst I can't wait for a Christmas break, there's a lot of work that needs to be done before I can officially clock off for the holidays and enjoy some quality downtime....more

I Became an Adult Coloring Book Convert

Listen. I wasn't going to tell you that I bought into the adult coloring book trend. I know, I know. Even though there are studies and testimonies and all sorts of people saying "They're so awesome! They, like, totally calm me down!" I didn't want to admit to it, too. I don't know why. It's...embarrassing? I AM A BUSY WOMAN, I say. I am so STRESSED, I vent....more

Relax, Mom

I was sitting in the living room reading a book. My son wandered downstairs and climbed into my lap. "You haven't checked on me in a while," he said. ...more

Sundays Are Meant For...

 What are your Sundays for?  Do you relax?  Work in the yard? Cook?Today I felt an itty-bitty sense of guilt as I watched my man work outside in the yard, wrapping trees, putting up Christmas lights (NOT that they get turned on before December 1st!), raking leaves... But I got over it!...more

After the fact...

Through the ups and downs of the week, there has been one saving grace: the thought of being here, together as a family, just to relax.We went out to dinner tonight and came back early to relax and rest. Jim will get the fur girls out for one last walk of the night.I get to hang out on-line for a little while I am doing wash.It would be nice to be out watching Olympics on television: I guess I can maybe try to find something streaming on-line.We are just going to exhale and enjoy our weekend: hope you get to do the same....more

Self Pressure

NaBloPoMo ~ January 16, 2014 Thursday, January 16, 2014 Who puts the most pressure on you — yourself or others?~~~~~~~~...more

Happy Almost Fourth

It’s the third of July, and I am ready for a stretch of time away from the city.The fur girls are laying in front of the air- conditioning, and are waiting for Jim to get home.There will be plenty of time for reading and relaxation, and just to be away from center city and the tourists . There’s a lot to be said for peace and quiet.Here’s hoping that no matter how you enjoy the fourth, you are happy and safe!...more

Friday Wrap-Up

It's been an interesting week of  rescheduling, trying to get enough sleep to be productive and just function. I'm so glad for the weekend because I really need to relax and recharge. I don't know how much relaxing is going to get done but I'll try....more

Planting Seeds of Hope: in Hums and Laughter and Poetry

Another night. Another gift. Dinner was amazing - homemade hot-dog buns, homemade mayonnaise, homemade relish, homemade potato chips. Big, honkin' Hot-dogs. Delicious....more

Thanksgiving Couch Potatoes Unite!

The bar graph came up and whoa! Most people were planning on watching series TV shows and being couch potatoes. Oh well. Tut. Tut. I thought. Couch potatoes! Cheeze. Can you imagine! Ha-Ha. Watching series TV. But then, that got me thinking. I remembered that Portlandia clip on YouTube showing Carrie and Fred Watching Battle Star Galactica, for DAYS. ...more
@KarenLynnn Good Morning, Karen Lynn! I hear you. So much to do in a short period of time and so ...more