Nature Is My Constant

Flipping though a journal of self reflection, I came across a page asking what do I value most in life? Sounds easy, right? I am struggling to answer this question. Often we answer this question how we ‘think’ we are supposed to answer, what we think other people want to hear. Or what we think…

Therapy Dog

Scruffy has never met a stranger. He has become an important part of our family. He has a gift, he adopts people wherever he goes. He has never met a stranger. He has become the official mascot of the Roanoke chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club. Scruffy logged about 400 miles at the national…

New/Old Hobby

I am suffering from CGAS!!! Can’t Go Anywhere Syndrome!!!! Although we have taken the RV out a few times this year, we have had to be extra careful in order to maintain our shelter in place and social distancing. We took the RV up to West Jefferson, NC. In order to ride ‘The Snake’ on…

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…

We Are Listed!

Today is the day! Our MLS listing went live this morning. January 20, 2020! Our for sale sign was personally delivered by our realtor last night. When he placed the realtor lock on the front door, it seemed like a bit of a dream, but this is really happening! We have officially completed step one…

Ringing In A New Year

This is the time of year when I start reflecting, sort of a year in review. 2019 marks year two, time lived ‘after’ the death of our son. I am healing, the bad days are becoming farther apart, and happier memories are beginning to creep into my thoughts more and more. ‘Finding Beauty Wherever I…

Tree Lighting

For as long as I can remember, putting up the Christmas tree was an event, an event to be cherished. Holiday music, special hors d’oeuvres for dinner, baking cookies and leaving a few out for Santa. The tree from my childhood was a real one, cut down from my grandfathers garden, and tied to the…

Sneak Peek

Here is a teaser for you. The below cookies will be making a comeback this year and I have made my final selection of new cookies. It’s time to start gathering supplies and pulling out my stand mixer. I haven’t used it since last Christmas. All of the recipes are Pinterest finds, so if you…