We had a loss due to a storage unit leaking. My family lost heirlooms, books, clothing, and other things. The insurance company wants me to put a value on these things to file a claim. How can I put a value on my children’s tears, my husband’s grief or my anger for all that is… Continue reading Value of Loss
We are moving next week. Packing and cleaning and sorting, oh my! So many things to remember. Did we call the let me fix that for you company? Did we schedule the window shiners and grout washers? Do we empty the freezer now or wait for a full moon? Do we really need all this… Continue reading Relocating is a Bear
...of the hostage situation.....not really it just feels that way. I am exhausted and can't sleep. Big changes are coming for myself and my family. We are under contract on a new house and the moving stress is coming. Prayers, chocolate, and red wine will follow. Have you moved to a new city? What are… Continue reading Day 31
Dogs are amazing in so many ways. Life is so much fuller and happier with a dog. They know when you need affection. When you are sad they will sit with you. Dogs love unconditionally. Get a dog. Make a new friend.
Starting Sunday December 13 through December 24, we will choose one of our Facebook followers to receive a gift from us. Here’s all you need to do: Like our Facebook page and share it with your friends. That’s it. You’re in!
We currently are between leaders. Technically we have a president, still. He leaves office in January, maybe. This uncertainty is causing extreme anxiety for some people. It is out of the hands of the humans who are upset. Sit back and let the system work. There is no infallible system of government. You have to… Continue reading Take me to your Leader
I want to skip the holiday this week. That would be selfish. Americans love their USA holidays. It’s so much stress and does not fit into my focused simple life plan. My children don’t like traditional Thanksgiving food. Often we serve alternative meals. This year we are, for the first time, going to a restaurant… Continue reading Traditionally I’m Over It
It’s Halloween, blue moon, full moon and clocks fall back an hour in Florida. I’m not into pretend scary stuff. Life has taught me that there is enough real evil in the world. Be watchful and smart about the fun you have tonight. Don’t invite evil into your space.
There are moments in life that you want to stop and save it forever. Time does stand still. When that happens focus all your senses. What do you see? What smell is on the air? Close your eyes, what do hear? More importantly, how does it feel? Savor it...hold it in your heart. Cherish it.… Continue reading Time Stands Still
I do not like surprises. I’m one of those please warn me before you visit sort of humans. Surprise parties are a big no thank you. Unexpected gifts from my family, yes please. Pop up storms in the Gulf, no thanks. Usually I am a positive person, however not when it comes to surprises. Unexpected… Continue reading Surprise!