Sometimes I Lose Things

This past week while traveling, I left my computer behind. I sat it down, fully intending to put it in my bag, yet I walked away without it.  Sometimes I lose things. This is a thing I do. I lose things and forget things. Sometimes I lose things less important,

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Marking Winter

I like to mark the changing of the seasons in small ways but marking winter is different this year.  Typically I might add some seasonal decor to the house or change up the food I’m enjoying.  I try to appreciate the change in climate and wardrobe.  These small seasonal rhythms

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Goodbye 2020, You were Life Changing

Goodbye 2020, you were life changing. And even though I am happy to bid you farewell, I am also grateful for some things that happened. This is my sixth consecutive year conducting a personal annual review and setting goals for the coming year. I take time to examine what worked

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Knitting My First Shawl

This fall I began knitting my first shawl. It was a quick and satisfying beginner project. My mother, grandmother and all of my aunts always had creative work in progress.  They were always sewing, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, beading, cutting, gluing etc.  And, I feel lucky that they always put a

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Books I Read in October 2020

In a year that has brought a lot of turmoil, reading has been a good refuge for me.  It occupies my mind with new learning or provides a brief escape from heavier topics.  Today I’m highlighting the books I read in October. This month was an eclectic mix of reads.

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Vacation turned Staycation 2020

Just like everyone else, our vacation turned staycation this year. After last year’s 2 week road trip through Canada, I had high hopes for this year. My goals for 2020 included planning an epic vacation and camping every other weekend all spring and summer. I kept postponing any planning in

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A little Monday motivation, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard."

A Little Monday Motivation

I love a little Monday Motivation. Finding quotes and affirmations for reflection and inspiration gets my week off to a good start. I can’t remember where I first came across this bit of Monday motivation. It must have been 2+ years ago when I first saw this Annie Dillard quote.

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Books I Read in September

Today I am sharing the books I read in September. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. My tastes lean toward literary fiction, escapist reads and productivity but I will give most any book a try. I credit a lot of my recent reading to discovering the Modern Mrs. Darcy

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Summer Slipping into Fall

Summer is slipping into fall. The temperatures have dropped and signs are everywhere.  Leaves are browning, the garden is overgrown and all the pumpkin things are everywhere.  Summer is my favorite season, but I’m still generally a fan of fall. Fall has visual appeal and just feels like a cozy

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Recently I started tracking my steps

Tracking My Steps

Recently I’ve started tracking my steps. I had never focused on this before because basically, I thought walking was a boring excuse for exercise. Then I learned the term NEAT.  NEAT stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis. It turns out that NEAT is super important for health and well being.  In

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