Y’all know what I’m guilty of? Saving the candle. Don’t save the candle. I got this really pretty, super smelly candle for my birthday. It is sweet and fragrant. You almost want to eat it when you sniff it. Aaahhh! My dumb inclination is to save it… like for the right occasion. Tell me this…whenContinue reading “Don’t Save The Candle”
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Feeling shiny this morning, and I hope you are, too! It’s a beautiful day here at the barn watching Brady ride. I’m enjoying loving on this little orange kitty, too. (His name is Chip. His buddy running around here, the white kitty, is Queso. So cute!) Breeze is keeping a close eye on them. AContinue reading “Feeling Joy”
What does your anxiety look like?
What does your anxiety look like? This morning, mine looks like a super muddled, very chaotic brain, the beginnings of a headache, and restlessness. So I got up, took some medicine, and made coffee. In an effort to try and settle my brain, I keep reminding myself… Your thoughts are running away with you. Don’tContinue reading “What does your anxiety look like?”
My hair is purple, right in the front. It’s been blonde, even red, but purple…it’s kind of my thing. It’s fun. I get compliments on it all the time. People ask me questions about it, too. Is it permanent? (Yes.) Do you do it yourself? (Heck no.) Does your husband like it? (Yes.) Is itContinue reading “Identity Crisis?”
Maine… and peace.
A few things occurred to me this morning, one of which was that I needed to tell you that our trip to Maine was as wonderful as expected and a much-needed chance to breathe (especially for Keith). For the first time in a long time, he wasn’t constantly on the phone guiding someone through repairingContinue reading “Maine… and peace.”
It was July 22, 2015, when we found out Keith had colon cancer. The doctor called us on the phone after a routine colonoscopy. We were standing outside in the yard when I put the phone on speaker so we could both hear what he had to say. It was seventy-hundred degrees, and sweat drippedContinue reading “The Spot”
She’s 14. I’m 46. Both learning.
She’s always nervous about walking into an event. I did the same thing when I was 14. When I watch her get out of the car, gather up her things, and nervously shut the door, I remember what it was like. As she crosses in front of my car, chews at her fingernail, and lookContinue reading “She’s 14. I’m 46. Both learning.”
Go. Live. Life. You only get one.
Thought it was worth sharing that my quest to spend more time with my girl is going well! We had a great time together yesterday afternoon eating good food and exploring. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum was a blast, and we ate all the falafel and ganoush at Casablanca cafe. The day before, weContinue reading “Go. Live. Life. You only get one.”
5 Reasons You Need To Take Time For Yourself NOW
Soul searching has its benefits. If you slow down long enough to just be with yourself, sift through your thoughts, and get reacquainted with the real you, you’ll make some progress toward clarity. I’m not talking about “self care” either – bubble baths, getting your nails done, and whatnot. I’m talking deep soul searching, solitude,Continue reading “5 Reasons You Need To Take Time For Yourself NOW”
The Faith-Fear Seesaw
I mentioned yesterday in a blog post that I attend my very first writing workshop tonight…and that I’m nervous. I also noted that fear keeps us from our dreams, though, and I ain’t about that. From my mouth to God’s ears… Last night, I cooked black-eyed peas and cornbread for me and my hubs, thenContinue reading “The Faith-Fear Seesaw”