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Forty.

  So I turned 40 this week. 40. Wow. It doesn’t bother me.  Turning a new number.  It’s just that 40 seems so, well, grown-up.  I feel like I should have my life in order and have things together, whatever together means.  Instead, I still struggle. I struggle to raise Godly children who I want so […]

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Monday Musings

So sick today.  Sore throat and yuck.  But I had this post in the queue… so here are some musings: Because I need something else to take up my time, I decided to go in with some friends of mine to start a theatre.  There really is a need for something in our city for […]

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Monday Musings

In January of 2014 I joined “The Classics Club” and made a list of 50 classic books I wanted to read in the next 5 years.  It seems like this would be easy breezy, because for a long time, the classics were pretty much all I read.  I didn’t really enjoy contemporary literature – or […]

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Likes & Dislikes

Just for a bit of fun on your Friday… 10 Things I Like: Cats Libraries Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches A well-turned phrase. Musicals Fresh Flowers The smell of Coffee Hot baths Freshly sharpened pencils Flip-Flops 10 Things I Dislike: Dogs Roller Coasters Popsicle sticks Cursing in novels Horror Movies The smell of Seafood Cold showers […]

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Monday Musings

We kept my nephews overnight this past weekend.  They were great fun, but keeping them always makes me remember why I’m glad my babies are older and more self-sufficient now. But how stinkin’ cute are they in their Sunday best? Our cat Luna got out of the house without our knowledge about a month ago […]

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Monday Musings with Pictures

I have cilantro growing out of the cracks of my driveway.   This is where chips in my house go to die: We’ve been working on a bathroom remodel for the girls bathroom upstairs.  There’s still no sink, but we finally have a working shower and toilet, which is more than we’ve had for over […]

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Crock Pot FAIL.

I prepped THIS recipe Monday night and left it cooking in the crock pot yesterday morning when I left for work.   The smells were so good, and I was looking forward to coming home on our busy evening with minimal effort left in our meal.  I was just going to shred the beef and […]

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Monday Musings

Currently… Feeling Optimistic.  My life has been a series of hills and valleys when it comes to my weight and healthy choices. Rebooting again today.  I’m up to my eyeballs in the amount of water currently ingested.  Here’s to healthy! Reading Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. I’ve heard good things about this one, but it’s […]

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Monday Musings

Currently… 1. Listening Common music in the car when the girls have control of the playlist is the “Urinetown” soundtrack.  I know.  I know.  It sounds awful.  It’s really not as bad as it sounds.  There’s only one song that I really don’t like.  Some of them I actually enjoy.  Good thing, since it was […]

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Monday Musings

Happy New Year!  It seems crazy that we’re already well in to January.  The holiday season flew by this year.  I’m excited to start 2016.  Last year was full of lots of change and lots of medical issues and waiting rooms.  I’m looking forward to embracing a sense of the new normal and routine. One […]

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