AWOL…but with permission.

I’ve been AWOL. I never thought I would go without posting a TILT, but it’s been over a week without one. I was pretty committed and swore I’d never do it. But I had permission…from myself. I think sometimes life surrounds us with a hundred little stacks and piles. Stacks and stacks of responsibilities. PilesContinue reading “AWOL…but with permission.”

Leave A Bottle Day… Let’s go!

In case you didn’t know, you need to hit the road. It’s national “Leave A Bottle of Wine on the Porch of a Friend Who’s Struggling Day”. 🍷 If you see it here on social media, it must be true, right? I mean “Daughter’s Day” caught on, and that’s never been a thing. Anyway…I’m stillContinue reading “Leave A Bottle Day… Let’s go!”

Thankful today.

It’s a beautiful day, and I’m thankful for a whole lot of stuff. What about y’all? I’ve got coffee…and a few groceries. I think we’re having chili for supper, because I’ve got the stuff to make that. My hubs is the freaking cutest. He’s smart and kind, too, and a good kisser. He’s hard workingContinue reading “Thankful today.”

Things I Learned Today / Sunday, August 15, 2021

Things I learned today… I started to crochet a blanket last night, and I had forgotten how much I loved it. While I was yarning over and hooking and turning, I realized that a crocheted blanket is one continuous string of yarn that is continuously looped and pulled to make stitch after stitch. The stitchesContinue reading “Things I Learned Today / Sunday, August 15, 2021”

Opportunities, PTSD & Vikings: Surgery Eve

August 9, 2015, was a Sunday. We packed a bag or two to head to the hospital early on Monday morning. Keith completed all the pre-surgery protocols the week prior, so he was ready. Check-in would be bright and early. Keith’s colon cancer (adenocarcinoma) was discovered at a “routine” colonoscopy. I use quotation marks becauseContinue reading “Opportunities, PTSD & Vikings: Surgery Eve”

“It Must Be Nice” & Other BS

So Keith and I had maybe a thousand dollars to our names (including what was in piggy banks and the couch cushions) when we started our service company in 2010. Keith gave up a steady job with paid insurance, and we had a little boy and a little baby girl at the time. I hadContinue reading ““It Must Be Nice” & Other BS”

Opportunities, PTSD, and Vikings

On or about this day 6 years ago, July 2015, Keith and I were standing in the front yard when the gastro doctor called. They found colon cancer in Keith after a routine colonoscopy, probably Stage 2, and it had to come out. It was hot outside. We were bewildered. Surgery was in order. AContinue reading “Opportunities, PTSD, and Vikings”

Let yourself go?

What do y’all think it means if you’ve “let yourself go”? Are you eating ice cream straight from the carton, curled up on the couch in sweats, most weekends? Girl. Took a shower…maybe yesterday? Sister. Wear your husband’s old, holey softball tournament tshirt and faded leggings…with Uggs… to the grocery store? Sweet Friend. We doContinue reading “Let yourself go?”

Creating Peace, Love & Joy #3

All week, I’m working to CREATE a little more peace, love, and joy by making some adjustments here and there to my daily habits.  So far, I’ve told you about two… >  I turned off my email notifications.>  I set a timer and focus. Today’s effort to create peace, love, and joy is tricky… I’mContinue reading “Creating Peace, Love & Joy #3”

Creating Peace, Love & Joy #2

I’m working this week to CREATE a little more peace, love, and joy by making some adjustments here and there to my daily habits.  Yesterday, I told you about the first one… I turned off my email notifications. It’s actually working! I feel less inundated with work (it’s still there but it’s not yelling atContinue reading “Creating Peace, Love & Joy #2”