Welcome to 2021! How can we prepare to tackle this year’s challenges ? Give thanks!According to an article in positivepsychology.com, when we express gratitude, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, the two crucial neurotransmitters responsible for our emotions. These neurotransmitters make us feel good and enhance our mood immediately. In other words, when we practice gratitude, we’ll feel … Continue reading Happy Grateful New Year!
I’ve been packing a lot of memories lately. Do you realize, when you’re moving, you have to touch every single memory in your home? Geesh! This is exhausting. -Photos, toys, books, notes, and mementos are piled everywhere in my house. Oh, brother! Laurie’s hands and heart are getting a workout. I’m overwhelmed. But, have no fear, God … Continue reading Thanks…for the Memories
Writer’s note: I’ve been writing a lot of heavy duty stuff lately. Today, I just need to laugh. How about you? -Be sure to arrange a chuckle today. Hope this helps.I sleep in the basement. Don’t ask. I’ve been down here a few months now so I’m getting used to it. It’s dark down here and pretty quiet, kinda like a … Continue reading Covid Comedy…or how to laugh to keep from crying
“Winnie, if we stand very still, they’ll think you’re a flower,” I whispered. So we did. Winnie embraced my T-shirt shoulder, her sun bonnet tied beneath her chin, We did not move.The morning’s comforting breeze fluttered Winnie’s bonnet, but my baby stayed still. Her puckered cheek pressed comfortably on my face. Her big brown eyes … Continue reading The Hummingbird’s Dance
Writers note: My post today is credited to concepts of Stephen Elkins. I highly recommend you buy his book: “Bedtime Prayers that end with a HUG” - available through www.share-a-hug.com and www.tyndale.com/kids It is a delightful bedtime book for kids like me. COVID sure has crudded up our lives, right folks? It’s tossed us into uncertainty. It’s chucked us into … Continue reading A Bedtime Story…Life rearranges. God never changes
I am crawling in the darkness, full-blown, combat creep. My coordinates? Spare bedroom. Destination? Baby bed. Chirping fills the air, then slight whimpering and a tiny sob. My mission is to calm the baby. I cannot let her see me. I approach like a soldier on reconnaissance. At three months, my Baby is a social … Continue reading My Baby Quarantine
The Type A Lady cannot cook. At least that’s what I tell Church Ladies who want me to whip up potluck items. Cmon...assign me the bread order, people. BUT - I’m “Nesting” here in NYC with my children and their new baby. This is inspiration to try to cook...sooooo - Here I GOOOO! Special thanks … Continue reading Easy Cheddar Broccoli Soup!
Nope, I don’t have my dazzling holiday dress on. My home is not accented with fall leaves and pumpkins. I’m wearing sweatpants. I’m painting walls. I’m sleeping on the floor of a Brooklyn apartment while waiting for the birth of my first grandchild. YUP...the holidays are going to be a bit different this year. That’s … Continue reading Six Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress
Fall’s been interesting...a non-stop adventure for this Type A Lady! I thought I’d share some of my Fall Fun! AND...cause I’m so Type A : I’m writing this in the acronym: GOD’S BLESSING G - is for golden - the color of the Illinois corn fields which crosspatched my view from the plane! … Continue reading Fun Friday: Family, Friendship, Felines, Food ….FALL!
I’m writing about seasons. I’m writing about ghosts. This is the first in a series. Indian Summer Saturday blossomed on our farm hilltop. Gold flickered up from the bristling corn stalks. They crackled and shimmered in the breeze. It was a glorious day. We were working. The barn was dreary and dusty. We had to … Continue reading Seasons: FALL