Getting Organized

I love to be organized. I could easily spend all day in the Container Store or a similar place.  Ideally, with an unlimited budget.   There’s just something about decluttering and organizing that makes me happy. This desire to be organized...

Doing Nothing

I’m not very good at doing nothing. I feel like I am “wasting time” if I’m not doing something productive. I know that’s not true, and I also know it’s not necessarily a healthy attitude to have.  I find it hard to sit and...

What I Learned in 8 Days

Today is the 8th day that I have been at Brian and Melissa’s house (son and daughter-in-law) taking 24/7 care of Owen (5 years old) and Ella (3 years old). Brian and Melissa are enjoying a 10th wedding anniversary getaway.  It’s been fun. It’s...

Early Morning Riser vs Early Morning Person

I haven’t always been a person to wake up / get up early. I mean Really Early. When I was a teenager, I could easily sleep until 9 am. When I became a Mom myself, if my kids were still sleeping, I could easily sleep until 7 or 7:30 am. But about 10 years...

What is Your Word for 2019?

I’m not sure when it became popular to choose “just one word” that would set the standard, or focus, for a coming year. Words like Courage, Change, or Fearless.  Joy, Power, or Passion. Although I’ve heard about this for years, I’ve...