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Some Enchanted Evening

Ok, so I never go to the mall. I either shop at Target or shop online. Today I decided to stop at the mall on my way home from work to purchase some much needed, favorite facial cleanser  Shiseido, from Sephora, and some bug repellent perfume, Aromaflage, from Dillards- Zika in Florida, yikes! As I […]

Peeling Off My Shell

On my morning bike ride I came upon a small gopher tortoise, about the size of my palm, in the middle of the road.  Its tiny smooth shell glistened in contrast to the hot, steamy blacktop paving. I continued on my path, not wanting to disturb the natural order of things. But on my way […]

A Little Rumi for Ya

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” “What you seek is seeking you.” “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” ‘Forget safety. Live where you […]

Tradition Somewhat Redefined

This morning, a friend joined us for coffee as conversation morphed into a discussion of family traditions. Jim lamented that while our family did take wonderful ski vacations, they all kind of blurred together as one without a distinct Hallmark memory, or monumental trip.     True, ours is not exactly a typical household.  Probably in […]

Multi-tasking – A Hard Habit to Break!

A little over a year ago I posted about a trip to the spa.   After that relaxing day I promised myself that I would do some kind, self-care ‘thing’ on a regular basis – maybe once a month. Well that hasn’t happened. I find it hard to plan ahead and block out time for […]

Get Real! I will too!

I have just made a mid-year resolution.  I am going to stop saying that I need to get a real job. If there is anyone who knows about jobs, it would be me!  Some of us can’t count as high as the number of jobs that I have had.  A friend told me that I […]

Butterfly Gardens and Fitbits

  Technology regularly gets the blame for creating a world of adult couch-potatoes and screen obsessed kids. With a world of distraction at our fingertips it is easy to get lost in endless, sedentary hours of watching, tapping and scrolling, but lately I’ve had a different kind of technology experience. Encouraged by my sister Julie […]

Oh The Places We Go!

  Last week I biked and hiked along Vail Mountain Pass, windsurfed on a Florida ocean inlet, pub crawled in Ireland, and ate fresh lobster bayside in a small town in Maine.  One day, we rode horses on a Montana wilderness trail.  Oh, I put in a full work week too.  Money and time are […]

Which Moms are Doing it Right?

Much is written about the “mommy wars” – the surprising (to me anyway) instances of women insulting, offending and sometimes outright attacking others for the choices they make in how they raise and support their families. This may not be a recent development but I never noticed it when I was working and raising little […]

Precious Blood

First of all, a disclaimer:  I am not an altruistic person by nature.  Not that I’m totally selfish.  I mean, I open doors for old ladies.  I begrudgingly let a car coming out of a side street get in front of me, even when I’m in a hurry to do something important, like getting a […]

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