As the holiday season approaches, I am filled with satisfaction of our family rituals. Set in place through years of trials and triumphs, we honor the days, the holidays, the family-togetherness which we've come to expect in the everyday as well as the extraordinary. I am reminded of our search for minimalism in a very… Continue reading Grace and Space through Celebrations
Relationships - Day 3, Inktober 2017 Being vulnerable in relationships outside my family is challenging for me. My gratitude to those who allow me the space and grace to be vulnerable - no facades, unedited, true friendship - these people are invaluable. I am so grateful to my circle of friends with whom I can… Continue reading Relationships
This is what we started with -- a monoculture of of grass. For many in this suburban community, the epitome of suburban bliss. For me? An eyesore. So, it began... Oh what changes the front yard has made! This was after the first summer when I dug up the turf grass adjacent to all the… Continue reading Transformation of our yard, 2017
I am reluctant to post this. We all have opinions based on morals, motivations, and our own influences. However, smugness, fear, contentment, and unrest fight to coexist in our current political environment. While I do believe the office is bigger than the man, I cannot deny my own trepidation. The highly publicized fear of my… Continue reading “Hate cannot drive out Hate: only love can do that,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I'm at a crossroads in my blogging experience. I enjoy writing, sharing information on my blog. I enjoy creative writing, the writing challenges, and sharing portions of my life, but where does that end and my IRL (In Real Life) Life begin? So that's where I am today. I'm finding the balance between being a… Continue reading Finding the Balance
I find that life keeps throwing me curveballs. No excuses, just sayin'... At first, I thought these changes were just me -- feeling the victim, caught unawares. I don't like feeling sorry for myself or otherwise unable to manage situations. However, in some situations we just have to take a deep breath, pray, and leave… Continue reading Learning Curves, Blogging, Life, and My Garden
Have you ever heard the phrase, "Bless their Heart"? I was naive enough to believe the phrase meant you really empathized with someone or, "I feel your pain." Not so. At a minimum, when uttering the phrase, the intention is actually not usually said in sympathy, empathy, or even anguish. Imagine my surprise when I… Continue reading Grace and Space: Bless Your Heart