The First Step

I woke up at 4am, and couldn’t decide whether or not to go back to sleep. It’s amazing how many tiny choices we make in a day, with each one altering the next. I began thinking of my French Press and how I haven’t used it very much. It was one of those things Barb… Continue reading The First Step

The Beach Rug

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

This Google photo was the start of my vision of living near the beach. The first time I uploaded it to WordPress was June of 2017, so it’s been held in my heart and mind for years. I’m not willing to let it go until it comes to fruition. The first time I saw it,… Continue reading The Beach Rug

A Level Life

You can smell the coffee. Not that it’s being made, but that so much has been ground and brewed, it lingers. The coffee bar is in the middle of the house, so you could say, it’s at our core. This morning as I was writing down my completed actions of the self trust cultivator, everything… Continue reading A Level Life

That is Enough

I was thinking about her comment while making the morning Chemex. It was in response to this meme I posted for SC Lourie. She was having a hard time being a single Mom, but what stuck with me the most was, “I feel like I fail my children everyday.” I want her to know, that’s… Continue reading That is Enough

Lay In It

It doesn’t take much to inspire me. Sitting at the coffee table this morning, I was watching one of our dogs. I had opened the front door for him, first thing this morning. It’s nice and cool outside, and I thought he would enjoy laying in front of the screen door. But no, what does… Continue reading Lay In It

Do Hard Things

At 6:00 am I was sitting on the bathroom floor with a stressed out doggo. There was a tornado warning for our area. A couple of hours later, the sun is shining, and the birds are chirping. We are enjoying the breeze coming through the screen door, and that little dog that was pacing the… Continue reading Do Hard Things

Get to Growing

This meme resonated with me and has been sitting on my desktop all year. For months, it feels like there’s been more rain than sunshine in Texas. I’ve written about blooming, but today I’m wondering if that’s the easy part. Like an exhalation. The part of the bloom worth remembering is everything leading up to… Continue reading Get to Growing

Pause and Breathe

Chocolate makes everything better. As I’m standing in line with a bag of chocolate eggs, I saw this magazine. Just seeing it poured a bucket of calm over me, so it was added to my purchase. Trusting where you are today matters for who you’ll be tomorrow. I believe those words. I’ve watched them come… Continue reading Pause and Breathe

That Wooden Spoon

Around the same time I bought the explosion of happiness wreath, I spotted a tool caddy for our kitchen. It’s meant to be used as a small planter, but not here. When I take pictures, I email them to myself with notes: That wooden Spoon. I didn’t move it to take this picture. Maybe this… Continue reading That Wooden Spoon

The Right Time

To change as gracefully as the seasons. I had to smile at myself as I was trying to make the bedroom blinds hang level. Gently releasing the left cord and then the right, back and forth until it fell into a level edge. I thought, “Wow Barb. If only you could do that in real… Continue reading The Right Time