Stay In Today

The high temperature today in Texas was 40°. My 10:00 am Dentist appointment was in the forefront of my mind. While at the Dentist, I overheard people calling in canceling, but was really glad I didn’t. I told the hygienist, “Nobody wants to leave their house today.” Tomorrow will be even more difficult to step… Continue reading Stay In Today

Redefining Self Care

Self-care began as a weekend treat, but now it’s a part of my everyday life. My neighbor saw me sitting outside and asked, “What are you doing Barbara?” Me: “Staring at a page with a question in the middle of it! It says, ‘I want to say thank you to myself because…’” He just nodded his… Continue reading Redefining Self Care

A Divine Responsibility

I had planned on writing about Self-care Sunday. It was pondered continually and a couple of people asked, “What does that look like Barb?” It’s ironic because I gave a different answer each time. It was like I couldn’t pinpoint just one thing and give a duplicate response. It was difficult to convey, but here… Continue reading A Divine Responsibility

Be at Home

I spent some time over the weekend looking at the changes in my life. I went to see a neighbor yesterday and it was like stepping back in time. Her husband was sitting on the couch watching a football game. I had forgotten it’s football season. This time last year, I was sitting on a… Continue reading Be at Home

Savor the Moments

The best email of the week. “Barbara…Your Holiday candle is here!” My daughter laughed as I put this reminder in my calendar. “Only my Mother schedules a candle pickup”, she quipped. Life is not all business. You have to schedule in goodness too. The lady who sent the email owns a local shoppe and we’ve… Continue reading Savor the Moments

The Rearview Mirror

It allows a view of what’s behind us. In life and while driving. The mirror is there to be used, but don’t stare at it for long. Use the windshield to look ahead. I don’t spend time thinking of what happened yesterday. Heck, I barely remember. Each day is new and is treated as such. What… Continue reading The Rearview Mirror

Save the Lizard

It was a long seven minutes waiting for the French press of coffee to be at it’s peak this morning. I normally set a timer for it, but instead just periodically glanced at the clock. While I was waiting, our younger dog Winnie, began playing with something on the floor. We’ve had a baby lizard… Continue reading Save the Lizard

Your Daily Reminder

Over the weekend, I bought a new phone. The calendar on this one is a little more intense than my previous phone. It gives an enormous amount of options for the reminders. Yes lovely. I set reminders about everything. ♥ ♥ ♥ I spoke with a friend yesterday, and as soon as we hung up… Continue reading Your Daily Reminder

Wait… — Storyshucker

I’m watching from my window today. For a few minutes more, at least. Saturday errands call, but right now the view into the garden has my willpower paralyzed. Soothed by the peaceful nothingness happening out there, I stare blissfully through the glass a little longer. Oh well. I need to start those errands. Yawn, stretch, […]… Continue reading Wait… — Storyshucker