Having a second childhood

I had a fantastic childhood (thanks, Mom!). Even when my memories fail me, I have lots of pictures to look back on: Christmases full of presents, parties with lots of friends, family vacations to new and unusual places. (And caves...what was it with having children visit caves as part of a vacation? But I digress.)...more

Thanksgiving

As usual, I was behind the chair for 8 hours today doing hair.  I had great clients from start to finish and lots of laughs along the way.  I have had many people actually say to me..."You really don't work do you?"  Well, I actually do...or at least my aching feet say I do at the end of a long day.  But I understand what they mean when they say this.  I am not really confined by a definitive set of rules outlined by an overbearing boss or corporation.  I set my own hours, I listen to my clients needs and wants, try to meet them and generally have...more

Make new friends but keep the old

friend·shipˈfren(d)SHip/noun as defined by Google the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.<...more

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for my home

My dream home: It’s nestled in the country with lots of acres all around. It has a big wrap-around porch where the kids can play and my husband and I can watch sunsets and see the storms roll in. I love a good thunderstorm....more

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for my children

 Today’s been a good day.The girls have gotten along and I haven’t felt stressed with the normal refereeing I usually have to do: “Don’t touch her. Don’t pull her hair. Get back. Don’t don’t don’t, nope, give it back …” etc....more

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for God's protection

A few weeks ago I had a great idea.I was going to write every day in November with a theme of “An Attitude of Gratitude.” Every. Single. Day.I really don’t know what’s happening inside my head sometimes. It was easy for me to come up with a list of things to write about. But the more I thought about having to post something every day — I got a bit stressed out. Three times a week? Doable. But seven? I prayed about it quite a bit. I never got the feeling that it was something I needed to do.  ...more

random things i'm thankful for

In the past few weeks we've been doing a lot of yardwork, including trimming and pruning trees and bushes (including taking out a huge gnarled rosebush). That meant a TON of garbage (approximately 12 garbage bags ugh)....more

Happy Saint Patty's Day // 5 Reason I Consider Myself Lucky

This is a little late in the day but I didn't want Saint Patty's day to pass us by and not recognize all of the blessings I know I am lucky to have in my life. 1// I AM WELL LOVED ...more

Need a Gratitude List? Simply Look Up

Stop, look up, above your busy little world; just look above your head.Why do kids plead to play outside?Why do we rush out of the door on Fridays to camp, fish, golf, play sports or simply lay in the sun?For me, just looking at my gardens,even more so working in the warm earth,lifts my spirits, nourishes something deep within me.It is like drinking in beauty through my eyes.Perhaps nature is another portal into heaven;Perhaps God is present is in every molecule of nature....more