February Update: The Book Thief I am completely undone by The Book Thief. I finished it today. Narrated by death, this book is set in Nazi Germany and features Liesel Meminger, an orphan taken in by a foster couple after the passing of her brother and the likely capture and containment of her mother… Continue reading Book Post – I Am Undone
"Perhaps the greatest gift an animal has to offer is a permanent reminder of who we really are." My week has been filled with coffee and dogs, guys. With this cold snap, Ellie had some doggie friends visit her for a sleepover. Her best friend, Bo the Poodle, was a perfect gentleman during his overnight… Continue reading Pet Therapy
I'm behind on updating my reading status, guys. A Tuesday snow day is a good day to catch up on all things literary. Book 2: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up I recommend. Mainly because it's time to look toward spring cleaning, and this definitely gets one in the mind set. This book is… Continue reading Book Post!
I first knew I had a problem with anxiety over a decade ago. Fresh from stay-at-home Momhood, I was prompted to finish my degree after my husband had an ATV accident resulting in a hip fracture. I was in a computer class full of people, most of them younger and hipper than me, we were… Continue reading Overcoming Anxiety
"Anxiety arises from not being able to see the whole picture. If you feel anxious, but are not sure why, try putting your things in order." ~ Marie Konde Folks, I did it. I bought Marie Konde's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (completely free, thanks to Johnson County Public Library and the Overdrive app) and I'm only five years late… Continue reading In Pursuit of Joy
I've only been to the gym once this year, y'all.
Guys, honestly. Alena and I make the perfect foil. We’re like peanut butter and jelly, coffee and donuts, rain and a good book. Btw, if you’re on word press and follow her, please follow me and marvel at how there’s my very cool sister, and then there’s me. Thanks for the shout out, Sis 😋
So, my sister started a blog and it’s really, really good. Seriously, click the link and read This Coffee Life. She did all the leg work and research on how to make a blog successful, made a fb page for it, the whole nine. Meanwhile, I’m sitting over here thinking about how much effort that must take and shaking my head ‘no’ as I drink my second cup of coffee.
She’s really good at fleshing things out, it must be the Language Arts teacher in her, and I’m just not good at trying… well, anything. I know to have a successful blog that I’m supposed to blog more than once every 4 months and I need to really try to develop content, but we all know that effort has never been my strong suit. Honestly? Nothing is my strong suit. Laziness, maybe. Laziness is probably what I’m best at…
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My daughter bought me a Coffee Warmer for Christmas and it was a gift that I would have never considered for myself, in spite of my obvious coffee affinity. Amazon touts it as "your new favorite coffee accessory"; I'm not one to argue with Amazon. Guys, this is seriously one of the best presents I… Continue reading Fresh Eyes
Ellie and her new friend, Mr. Eagle 😌
"I have woven a parachute out of everything broken." ~ William Stafford What did you come through in 2018? For me, it was months of grief after losing my Mom to complications associated with lung cancer in October of 2017. Whether you lost a loved one, a spouse or relationship, a group of friends, or even a beloved pet, any form of loss is traumatic and… Continue reading Pearls and Parachutes