Last week I had a pity party - a full blown, act like a three year old, sit around and sulk pity party. It was over a misunderstanding of a text message and was stupid. But for some reason I got down in this hole and decided I would just sit there for awhile, until… Continue reading Humbled
During this time when everything seems topsy-turvy, I am finding myself pulled to activities that are concrete and easy to finish. I planted a small vegetable garden, pulled up the weeds around my perennials and have flowers to plant when this strange cold snap is over. But this morning as I woke up to our… Continue reading Comfort Baking
Some days are yellow.Some are blue.On different days I'm different too.You'd be surprised how many waysI change on Different Colored Days. My Many Colored Days, by Dr. Seuss One of my favorite picture books is My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss. This is not your typical Seuss book with weird made up rhyming words and cats… Continue reading What color are you today?
I'm in the angry stage. I've gone through different feelings these past weeks, much like the stages of grief. I'm over the initial denial and panic phase. I've had times of sadness and depression but also peaceful times of acceptance enjoying the solitude. Like going through a time of trauma, the stages circle around and… Continue reading Social distance shaming
“I’ve cleaned everything in my house. I’ve run out of things to clean!” This is not a statement made by me. I wish that all that was left for me to do in my house was alphabetize my spices. I truly admire the Type A people with time on their hands during these weeks at… Continue reading One bucket at a time
Is it possible for us as humans to truly live for today? I’ve thought about this as we are all suddenly unable to make any long range plans. I’m not really a huge planner, but I like having things written down on my calendar to look forward to. I was going to be busy in… Continue reading Can you live for today?
I’m starting something different on my blog today. I’m going to actually - blog. I am an over-editor when it comes to my writing. I write and rewrite and let it sit a day or two, then edit it again. That’s not a bad thing, but it keeps me from being very productive. But I’m… Continue reading Unfiltered
Are you feeling lonely right now? As we go down this road of sheltering in place, it would be unusual if we weren’t feeling isolated.Even in my retired state, I’m used to being around people at church and the gym. I find I’m missing the little conversations with store clerks and restaurant workers. I don’t… Continue reading Are You Lonely?
I saw a blurb in our church bulletin at First Baptist in Dalton for an upcoming event: Celebrate Life! was to be presented on Good Friday. I immediately got excited. If you grew up in a Baptist church in the seventies, you are probably familiar with Celebrate Life! It was one of the first musicals… Continue reading Celebrate Life! Again!
My friends and I had enjoyed a Saturday afternoon show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta and stopped in Marietta for an early dinner. As the sun was setting over the strip malls and car dealerships of Barrett Parkway, we climbed into my red Prius and headed home to the quiet of the Northwest Georgia… Continue reading Check your light