Protect Your Sobriety

Every morning I open my eyes, my first thought and words spoken are, “Thank you God for waking me up sober.” I’ve been thinking about sobriety, which is normal for me this time of year. On November 10th, I’ll be 22 years sober. There’s a twinge of embarrassment when I say that to someone newly… Continue reading Protect Your Sobriety

Trust Your Crazy

I do some crazy looking stuff. Like molding butter to fit the butter dish. Yes, I have a Pioneer Woman Butter Dish, and it’s a little wide for one stick of butter to fill, so I buy a slab of butter. Let it get room temperature, and mold it with my hands to fit the… Continue reading Trust Your Crazy

It Took Years

I started pondering my front yard after Christmas. Taking the Christmas wreath off the front door, I wondered about having a year round wreath. Everything is so pretty on Etsy. My daughter and I have a french theme sprinkled through the house. The front door is the entryway to our home, and that french theme,… Continue reading It Took Years

Single Mom Syndrome

Money is a huge factor for a single Mom. We often stay in an unhealthy relationship for financial security. That is highly overrated. When you become unhappy enough, you will find a way out. Be ready to walk through some fire though. You let go of what you have, to get what you want. My… Continue reading Single Mom Syndrome

We Always Do

Today is one of those days you just go with the flow of the day itself. My daughter came home yesterday, and will leave tomorrow. She has a busy couple of weeks ahead, thanks to her father, but the last thing I told her lastnight was… We will get through it. We always do.

Hopes and Dreams

Hopes and dreams. Otherwise, our lives merely exist. This photo popped up on my Facebook news-feed. My heart ran as fast as it could into that photo! My life is simple, so skip the fancy couch. A Yoga mat, or pillow will do just fine. The view is what made filled my heart and soul.… Continue reading Hopes and Dreams

Please Pay Attention

I am guessing when you live in a 1940’s farmhouse, you need to leave the water running with more force so it doesn’t freeze. I left it running slowly lastnight, but awoke to frozen pipes again. This is really testing my character. Like so many things in life, I know patience and waiting will resolve… Continue reading Please Pay Attention

Light the Fuses

I woke up this morning pondering how different my life is today, compared to a few years ago. I believe we all have a beautiful life, filled with God’s goodness. Now, whether or not we can see it, is the question. I couldn’t see mine. The marriage I was in for 25 years, had taken… Continue reading Light the Fuses

You’re Not Alone

My daughter went to visit a girlfriend Friday evening, and she’s coming home today. I was all alone, but I wasn’t lonely. There is nothing wrong with alone time, and sometimes it’s much needed. We are the only person we actually have in this world, so we need to like us. I read a comment… Continue reading You’re Not Alone

Fight Against Cancer

In 1999, I joined a liquid nutritional company. I realized even then, we were not getting everything we need from food, and I was no longer in my invincible 20’s. I was with that company, and enjoyed their products for many years. When it was time to leave my marriage, I gave up this business… Continue reading Fight Against Cancer