Good Gravy & Four Other Things I’m Grateful for This Thanksgiving

How was your Thanksgiving? Good in every way, I hope, and I can’t think of a better day to for a peek inside my Gratitude Journal. Today was kind of a weird day, but weird in a good way. It was just Paul, Cody, Nick and me plus a few family guests and while I […]

Wordless Wednesday {A Cat’s Perspective} Or the Opposite, Maybe

Some of My Favorite Fridge Staples & How Did Vault Boy Get in There?

So here I am almost to the half way point of National Blog Posting Month and while I’d like to celebrate that fact, I’m also feeling a bit lame with some of what I’ve written so far. Some days it’s hard, especially when you go from basically neglecting your blog (like I had done) to […]

Veteran’s Day Carrot Cake & Firewood Math is Complicated

This darn head cold has really slowed me down the last couple days and I have to say enough is enough. Hopefully I’ll wake up tomorrow feeling like a new, healthy woman, but there’s a chance I overdid it today and I’m sure if I did my body will happily let me know. I’m tired […]

Writer’s Block

It’s only Day 6 of National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and I’m already experiencing writer’s block. What’s funny about that is that I definitely don’t consider myself a writer. I’m a blogger and I write stuff, but I just don’t feel skilled enough to call myself a writer. And since saying blogger’s block just sounds […]

My Gratitude Journal is the Most Important Thing on My Nightstand

One of the best thing I ever did a few years ago was start a gratitude journal. I have tried to add an entry every day, especially on the most challenging days when it’s often more difficult to find the good. Those are the days when it’s more important to dig deep and realize that […]

10 Giving Tuesday Ideas & Ways to Pay it Forward

Before I go any further I have to share a major accomplishment that I’m pretty darn proud of. I made it! I’m crossing the finish line of BlogHer’s November NaBloPoMo! *THROWING HANDFULS OF CONFETTI* This post right here is the last one of the month and it signifies something that I’ve never achieved before, which […]

Jeans are Better Than Yoga Pants & Choose Hugs Not Carbs

I don’t know about you, but I’m glad it’s Friday. Even though we’ve had some really nice family days together due to no school for Cody and Nick, no work for Paul, and the Thanksgiving holiday, I’m feeling a little worn out and exhausted. From all the pre-holiday food preparations to eating all that food […]

Thanksgiving Gratitude

I know that Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things we’re grateful for, but since I write entries in a gratitude journal most every day I wasn’t sure if anything special would come to mind today. The more I think about it, though, the more I realize the things I’m most appreciative of in […]

Divorce Humor {Wordless Wednesday}