Bet Your Bottom Nickel

Busy-ness is upon us. I mean, we are all generally busy, but with the start of school, fall sports, and all the other things that come along with that, busy becomes busier. One thing I do really enjoy this time of year is watching the boys of fall take the field. Baseball is, of course,Continue reading “Bet Your Bottom Nickel”

Healing From Heaven

Well, activity has picked up for most of the country as our children have all headed back to school in whatever form that looks like. Both our boys started again this week. Tank is a Junior in High School this year and Ben is a Sophomore in College. I still maintain that I don’t knowContinue reading “Healing From Heaven”

Put A Little Love In Your Heart

The past couple weeks have been a blur. A blur of information, of priorities, and of preparation. I started my new position with Tawkify two weeks ago tomorrow and I have been completely wrapped up in learning and zoom meetings and zoom training, both tech training and the soft skills like scripting I will beContinue reading “Put A Little Love In Your Heart”

Jesus Take The Drill

This week went by fairly quickly. It seems that is the case for most days and weeks and months anymore, as I said in my last blog. I heard on Monday that I got the position I had applied for with a matchmaking company. It’s quite different from some of the other internet matchmaking websitesContinue reading “Jesus Take The Drill”

To Be, Or Not To Be: Busy-ness Version

Where has the month of June gone? Seriously. It seems like I just flipped the page on the calendar the other day and here we are a few days away from doing it all over again. All through my childhood my mom, who was a cosmetologist, had these wonderful older ladies come through her beautyContinue reading “To Be, Or Not To Be: Busy-ness Version”

Fleeting And Fragile . . . Yet Full

Happy Father’s Day! Happy Summer! Today officially marks the first day of summer, the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It is a lovely day today, I might add. The temps are not blazing hot as they were mid-week this week when the thermometer rose to over 100 for three (at least) straightContinue reading “Fleeting And Fragile . . . Yet Full”

All Sales Are Final?

This week has been a very interesting and emotionally exhausting week. On Monday, Wade’s dad went to the emergency room while on vacation because of a suspected heart attack and blood clots in his lungs. He is home resting and recuperating now. There are a LOT of life lessons that we have all taken awayContinue reading “All Sales Are Final?”

A Container In God’s Garden

This week has been a fun week! My husband, Wade, was on the last week of his two week vacation. He spent the first week in Michigan visiting his best buddy. He went fishing everyday and caught too many fish to count. Most of them went back into the lake, of course. This week, whileContinue reading “A Container In God’s Garden”

If The Tradition Fits

Some weeks, it seems, there are topics that just keep coming up again and again across many different conversations. This week was no different. Nearly every single day, I heard, “That’s just how we have always done it.” Or, “It’s tradition.” I am not kidding when I say almost everyday in a different setting orContinue reading “If The Tradition Fits”

Sunglasses Needed

I was sitting inside about an hour ago and, because of the spring-time status in Colorado, I had all of my windows open. There is quite a wind blowing outside right now. And, just like yesterday, we are under a tornado watch until later this evening. Earlier, sitting inside with the breeze blowing through, IContinue reading “Sunglasses Needed”

From Beginning To End

We have arrived at the end of the school year. Baccalaureate and Graduation have just happened in the last couple days and before you know it, a new group of young, inspired, ambitious adults will be headed into the world; some to college, some to the workforce, but all on their own. I watched ourContinue reading “From Beginning To End”

The Devil’s In The Process

I was driving this week and saw farmers out working their fields. I love this time of year! We had a really wet snow the other day that handed our schools a snow day. My child was rather pleased. I was just happy it’s April and there was no trace of snow 24 hours later.Continue reading “The Devil’s In The Process”

Better Days Ahead

Our week has been riddled with challenges. Nothing huge and devastating. But things that need navigation for sure. To start, Wade dropped his truck at our friendly dealership to have a part replaced. He had “Googled” and “YouTubed” the “symptoms” and figured he had found what was wrong. It’s amazing what you can find onContinue reading “Better Days Ahead”

Innocent Until . . . 

I haven’t had soda/pop/cola (however you call it wherever you’re from) in over 7 years. I don’t really miss it. I dropped weight pretty rapidly when I stopped drinking all the sugar that soda contained. When I first started my weight-loss-journey-to-better-health lifestyle two years ago, I gave up sweets and sugars for a 90 dayContinue reading “Innocent Until . . . “

After The Thrill Is Gone

This week, our college boy, Benjamin, was home from college for Spring Break. It was nice having him here, even if I did have to put my makeshift painting studio away so he could have his room back. There is still a lot of “stuff” in there and it really cramped his space, I amContinue reading “After The Thrill Is Gone”

The Start Of Something Good

This week’s blog is going to be a little bit different. Once again, I find myself receiving numerous questions from some of my readers. I really love that! And I want to take this week’s blog and answer those questions because I feel it is important to connect with you all on a very realContinue reading “The Start Of Something Good”

A Bad Day Fishin’

The new challenge for my CBD business started this week. I always do these challenges with the participants and so I started on Monday also! I have actually been exceptionally well-behaved in the food category. No sweets. And I have really watched carb intake after lunch. I had a salad two evenings and meals withContinue reading “A Bad Day Fishin’”

Marching To The Beat Of A Different Drum

This week has been a good week for me. I am feeling better and stronger every day. And trust me when I say, that’s a massive improvement! I have received a few cards and lots of texts and messages checking in on me and I appreciate every one of them! Thank you all so muchContinue reading “Marching To The Beat Of A Different Drum”

‘Till You Find Your Dream

This week was not a great one. I did nothing physical whatsoever. I am still recuperating from being sick and I am hoping to get back to at least riding the stationary bike some this week to get my legs moving. Then walking. But small steps for now. As far as eating goes, I haven’tContinue reading “‘Till You Find Your Dream”

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 

This week I rode the stationary bike far more than I walked. I did walk three days. But I did ride every day. I think overall I did pretty good on watching what I was putting into my body. I didn’t weigh on Monday so I can’t tell you what I gained or lost overContinue reading “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas “

This Is My Commandment . . . Love One Another

This week was rough. I haven’t felt particularly well since Thursday. I haven’t ruled anything out, but honestly have felt it was more of a fibromyalgia/RA flare. I haven’t felt like that in a very long time. I walked Monday – Wednesday. I didn’t walk on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. But I have lost aContinue reading “This Is My Commandment . . . Love One Another”

Like Waves on the Sand

This week has been a good week, “health-journey” wise. I have walked 5 out of the 7 days and am going to walk yet today. It is lovely outside, wind aside. The gusts are strong and cool and I want to wait until it’s a bit warmer so as not to trigger my trigeminal nerve.Continue reading “Like Waves on the Sand”

Sister Soup for the Soul

This last week went well overall. Again, I had moments when I could have made the decision NOT to eat something less healthful that I wanted but ate it anyway. However, those moments few, and even with those moments, I still lost about 1.5 pounds. There you have it. My weekly accountability report. I amContinue reading “Sister Soup for the Soul”

Into the Light

Time for the weekly update, as promised. This week went even better than the previous one. The only wrench that was thrown into the mix was that Ben was home from college starting Monday evening. (He was isolating after being tested for Covid with the rest of the baseball and volleyball programs – don’t worry,Continue reading “Into the Light”

Family, Football and Familiar Fears

First, a report of the week. I did well. Not great but not bad. I guess I would give myself a C+ grade for the week. I did well Monday through Friday. Yesterday was spent eating the normal foods one consumes in a car on a road trip and the greasy burger and onion ringsContinue reading “Family, Football and Familiar Fears”

Hook, Line and Sinker

Is stick-to-it-ive-ness a word? If not, it should be. Sure, perseverance, tenacity, stamina, determination, long-suffering and a host of other words I can’t remember right now could be used instead. But nothing says what I am trying to convey quite like stick-to-it-ive-ness expresses. I am not a particularly patient person in some things. For instance,Continue reading “Hook, Line and Sinker”

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk

I try so hard. Oh, goodness, how I try. Now, my business mentor, Mr. Dockery, would tell me there is no “try” . . . there is only “do”. And I do understand what that means. But still, I try. First, though, if I can, let me share a couple of small (yet large forContinue reading “Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk”

All That Holds Us Together

Franklin, my youngest son, worked on Saturday at his job at the city owned/managed public swimming pool. He is one of the aids. He usually goes to the top of the slide and grants passage to the meager patrons who have climbed the two flights of stairs so they can go down the slide andContinue reading “All That Holds Us Together”

My Heart Is Full

It all started Friday night. Well, really, it all started nearly nineteen years ago. But, Friday night I was wrapping up washing all the clothing my oldest, Ben, was going to be taking with him to college the following day. Some dirty clothes but mostly clean clothes that had just been in his closet forContinue reading “My Heart Is Full”

From Daffy To Donald

Growing up, I knew when I reached adulthood, I wanted nothing more than to have my own family. I wanted to have that average 2.5 children with my husband and to own a dog and to live in a beautiful house with a white picket fence and sip coffee or tea on our covered wrap-aroundContinue reading “From Daffy To Donald”

Bloom Where You Are Planted

I have always loved finding and enjoying the simple beauty of everything in nature. Well, except spiders and snakes. But, other than that I love spending time outside and staring at clouds, mountains, valleys, plains, bodies of water, sunsets, storms, trees, flowers, etc. and can do ALL that for hours on end. Literally. My thoughtContinue reading “Bloom Where You Are Planted”

Through It All . . .

As you may know from my previous blogs, my husband, Wade, and I have been working feverishly in our long-neglected backyard to restore it and return it to functional use. We were able to hold Ben’s High School graduation celebration last Saturday here at the house and our guests were able to see the improved,Continue reading “Through It All . . .”

Four Feet Five Inches Tall and Bulletproof

Our boys spent this last week at a cabin with their grandparents (Wade’s parents) and aunts and cousins. They fished and hiked and had a great time riding go-karts, playing putt-putt golf and phase 10, and making s’mores after building a campfire . . . I am doing their laundry right now and my laundryContinue reading “Four Feet Five Inches Tall and Bulletproof”