Mindfulness Timeout

As we approach the summer solstice, I find myself still working from home, and our world still topsy-turvy, due to COVID-19. What is the new normal anyway? We all wear masks and gloves, shopping is primarily done online, or we are utilizing store pickup options. Eating out? Not really. Some have opened with curbside or…

Living My Best Life

First trip out post COVID-19 after no real trips since last fall. Life sometimes gets in the way, we knew we were putting things on hold while we prepped our house to sell. That project took longer than expected, but we did meet our goal and list in the first quarter of 2020. We really…

Pre Mardi Gras

I felt like I was on system overload this past week. There are so, so, many flashy, shiny things in New Orleans, the party never seems to end. I truly enjoyed staying here albeit just a short stint. Such a colorful town inside and out, the people in their costumes sing, dance, and play the…

Beautiful Things

Everything seems to have a day now. You always see today is National this day or National that day. If you Google “What holiday is today” something always pops up. Aside from the traditional holidays, you can always find something more obscure, unique. I recently discovered that there is a ‘beautiful’ day. Who knew? Beautiful…

Staging To Sell

Halloween is over and November is in full swing. The end of the year celebrations will be quickly upon us. I can’t seem to get into the spirit. I say it every year but I think this year may be more because I never put out my pumpkins. But ready or not, the holidays are…

Festival Season

October is rapidly coming to an end. At the beginning of the month I had all these ideas for things to do but between laying tile, a trip to West Virginia for a family memorial service, and a work trip, I feel like I haven’t had a chance to do anything for fun. I haven’t…

Oconaluftee Island Park

Day three of our Cherokee trip we stayed in town exploring the shops and museums. Hard to shop with Scruffy in tow but I am not one to buy all the touristy trinkets. I like to collect the pennies you can engrave, patches for our vests, Harley Davidson poker chips and of course postcards. The…

Tail Of The Dragon

Day two of our trip we were up before the sun to the cool mountain air. We had to put on sweatpants and long sleeves, but we got a lovely morning walk in before heading out for our first trike ride. We weren’t really sure how Scruffy was going to do, so we headed down…

New Favorite Campground

Back to work after an absolutely fabulous week spent in the western part of our great state of North Carolina. The worst part of vacation is the last day, packing up our campsite had me feeling like I wanted to stay there forever. I was very sad to have this trip come to an end….