Summer Time.. And The Living Is.. Hard On A Momma

Good Morning Lovely People- It’s still raining here in Kansas- but thankfully no Tornados today so far… We had one hit a little too close to home this week — like- literally in this picture from my back deck you can see a tornado touched down in a town 15 miles away (look just left…

And Some Days.. You Must Bring Your Own Sunshine

It has been rain.. rain… raining here in Kansas: and this kind of weather forces you more than ever to bring your own sunshine. That made me reflect on how life can sort of be like the weather:  you wake up- motivated– ready to crush it ..only to take a couple steps outside your door and…

7 Years of Marriage- and I Now Only Flip Him Off Once a Week

Good Morning Beautiful People-  I hope this post finds you dry and warm. Today I have been married for 7 years. It takes a certain kind of human to put up with my antics… and I’m grateful that I choose wisely when I decided to marry this man. A man who hates attention and most…

Courage Over Comfort

Good Afternoon My Wonderful Readers: I type to you today from my front porch with an overwhelming appreciation for this sunshine and for a recent therapy session that relit my soul on fire. Therapy is one of the best gifts I have ever given myself.  Through it I have discovered so much and learned so…

5 Things To Incorporate When You Feel Like Your Life Is Out Of Control.

Friends.  Greetings. I counted today. in the last three weeks I’ve physically left my home 3 times- no exaggerations.  I’m beyond grateful to have a job that I have the ability to work from home a couple days of week.  However, by far the largest benefit is if the weather is not fair to travel in, I don’t feel well, or the…

Lean 2019- A Thrifty Year of Penny Pinching

Happy New Year to my beautiful people and readers. I love this time of year.  When the calendar completely changes.. it gives us hope that we too can change, but it is indeed a choice.  Most of us know we don’t need a Monday to start eating healthy, to finally start running when it warms…

How I Try To Beat The Winter Blues

It is another cold day here in Kansas- we have had 4 different snow storms and it isn’t even technically winter for 11 more days.  Now here me when I say:  I love Christmas— but I wouldn’t mind like a California version of how they celebrate it- 80 degrees – no snow- no changes in…

Today I Cried Because I Couldn’t Go To A Thrift Store

So still in Kansas- still snowing. Which reminded me of the song: ‘Oh the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful And since we’ve no place to go Let it snow let it snow let it snow.’ But- here’s the thing : Today – I did have somewhere to go! My favorite…