Okie Dokie.

Do you guys ever blurt things out? Things that you know are really, really good things, but then once they’ve left your mouth, you realize that you’ve just committed yourself to something? You know your intention and you know that it’s been bubbling up, but you also might forget for a split second that it will […]

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Hashtag Woodpile.

Oh man. This kitten. I originally named him Stanley, but Hank keeps calling him, “Woodpile.” It’s stuck. He is so feisty. And funny, actually. He truly sees no difference in himself and the dogs, which you’ve seen if you follow my Instagram. He can be super cuddly for about 15 minutes… But then… When I […]

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Ritual.

Each morning, our 9yo and I have the same little ritual. He gets up, I push his breakfast over to him, we eat together, and then we have reading time. He tells Alexa to set a timer for 30 minutes and we each take our favorite spots in the living room. He’s never been a […]

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Ready, fire, aim.

On Wednesday, we found out our youngest guy needed braces. I came home, made some consultation appointments, today we went to one, and voila. We have a brace face.  That’s the gist of it, but there’s always more to the story, isn’t there? I know that braces aren’t typically that big of a deal and […]

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the hidden things.

Several years ago, I taught yoga and, in fact, owned my own little studio. Sometimes, I wonder if I went down the path of business owner just so I could invite my favorite teachers there to teach and I could sit at their feet daily.  Speaking of feet, I remember one class in particular. Keep […]

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focusing on weakness.

Ah. That title just begs attention, doesn’t it? For me, it’s been a giant, handheld mirror that I’ve been looking in over the last few days, and not necessarily by choice…but I’m grateful. Let me start with a story. It’s a story about a hidden lesson; one that I probably think I need to perform […]

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the experimenter.

Always, always, always.  When it comes to seeing how things work, how far he can push them… He’s in. Today’s experiment involved a refillable water balloon. Usually, these are about the size of an actual water balloon. But today, well… Let’s just see how this worked out. Especially because he was so confident and unsuspecting. […]

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viva le jardin.

Ever one to jump right in with both feet (as long as it’s not cold water – I can’t jump in cold water. Nope. Never ever ever.), Hank and I decided that this year, my project would be … the garden. Y’all. It’s huge.  In the past, we’ve done smaller, raised bed gardens. We worked […]

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lately…

That darned ol’ cup has been overflowing. I’ve had the delicious gift of… quality time. I’ve been so thirsty for it.  Last month, I went to visit our oldest son and his wife and daughter. It was time laced with lazing about in recliners, good food, long talks, soft sunsets. And even though I grew […]

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south by midwest

Let’s talk biscuits. I love them. But, I do admit that I’m a biscuit snob.  And do you know who makes the best biscuits? That’s right. My momma. I claim southern roots. In all honesty, I’m more south-by-midwest. SXMW, for those of you with me. I love southern manners. Southern men. The way southern women can […]

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little gifts.

I began bullet journaling at the beginning of the year. It’s given me the much needed opportunity to look ahead in the calendar and realign with my long-neglected intention of gift giving. Birthdays, special days, just-because days. And to be very honest very quickly, I’ve forgotten the art of gift giving! I can’t remember if […]

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just look around…

A couple months ago, I let our 11yo in on the nuances of believing. There is a great debate in our world of whether or not to believe in Santa. At the extremes, there is the Keeping-Christ-in-Christmas and don’t make it about Santa versus Christmas magic and Kris Kringle all the way. Both sides voice […]

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dst gives way to bs.

I will admit, I sure did enjoy “sleeping in” the extra hour on Sunday. My bonus was this: Bedhead Sunday. May I present to you…the most fantastic BSers. Feel free to post your own. It’ll be like a friendly competition with which to horrify our children in their social media legacy that we have started […]

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