Month: December 2016

The New Beginning

Well, here is yesterday’s journal page where I began to work out the details of my New Year slogan that  I wrote about yesterday: Yep, that didn’t go so well. Here’s what happened… In celebration of the success that was our Christmas Day, I decided to take a short nap. I define success by reaching the conclusion…

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Sometimes

Sometimes when I am going about my day, this blog writes itself in my head.  It’s not a planned thing.  The words just start appearing.  And then they start multiplying and rearranging themselves in proper order. Sometimes there is a rabbit trail of thought which I store for another day.  Sometimes I remember the alternate…

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Just Enough

I am good with just enough today. The house is almost picked up.  There is just enough done to enjoy Christmas day.  The important parts are cleaned up.  We can cook.  There are places to sit.  I am not going to spend today becoming exhausted and stressed out trying to make everything perfect. Perfect is…

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

What a busy week this has been…a sometimes frantic mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly! The tree is finally up and almost decorated.  The decorations are decorating.  The Christmas cookies have been made and iced.  Two shopping trips are completed.     Now it feels more like Christmas and my youngest daughter is…

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I woke up this morning wishing, once again, that I could hit the pause button.  I started off the week with what I thought was a reasonable list of things to do.  I have been accused of being unrealistic in my expectations in the past…with good reason.  I’ll freely admit that I’m a perfectionist although…

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Stumbling

While stumbling through life, I occasionally discover treasure.  Such was the case as I wrote my last blog post.  I titled it “Not Helpful”.  While writing the post, those words kept popping up…”Helpful” and “Not Helpful”. Over the last couple of days I have found myself repeating those words in my head as a reaction…

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Not Helpful

A large portion of the last several days has been spent around the new doggy door.  With an Arctic front coming in, we finally got the door purchased and installed.  It seemed like a better idea than leaving the back door open all the time for the dogs’ convenience. I had serious doubts that the dogs would…

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