On My Own

My daughter is out of town this week. I’m trying to take care of myself without her. She’s in charge of protein shakes, and I’m coffee. This morning I had to make the protein shake by using the Ninja, on my own. The Ninja blender is the best blender I’ve ever used. You could drop […]

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Moment For One

We’ve enjoyed cool mornings this week in Texas. The front door is open so the screen door is being enjoyed. As I look around the house, I see things that need to be done. The floor is so dirty thanks to the doggos, but that dirt is not going anywhere without my assistance, so it […]

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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 […]

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The Water Bottle

She drove to the store to pick up a few things. I had written ‘Hydrangeas’ on the list, but she spotted daffodils and instinctively knew which to buy. Daffodils are displayed on the table. I have this thing about pretty water. When I see a pretty bottle of water, I purchase a couple. One for […]

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Best Thing Ever

Earlier today, my daughter and I were talking about our little book of ‘Never Agains‘. Then she flipped the conversation around and began talking about the best thing ever. Like, the ginormous bag of cotton balls we purchased, just because it’s the biggest bag we’ve ever seen. (pillow size) We can always use cotton balls. […]

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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 […]

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The Fire Pit

To step outside and smell a fireplace going or a wood pile being burned. It’s a cozy smell this time of year. In the post, Be at Home it was mentioned our house doesn’t have a fireplace, so I bought an electric one. That’s a wonderful option for inside, but it doesn’t have that real […]

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It’s Been Fun

A little role reversal occurs as they get older. My daughter said, “I want you to eat this weekend and that doesn’t mean only coffee.” 🙂 This morning, my daughter and I were laughing at some of our moments over the past six years. She has quotes from me stored in her phone. What’s even […]

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Weekends Are Sacred

My weekend begins at 5:01 on Friday’s. That is when my phone shuts down until Monday. I have two jobs as a Virtual Assistant and one is on the weekends, but I’ve had that job for 7 years. It began as my way of staying home with my daughter and making a living after leaving […]

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Pretty is Important

It was time to order coffee. I love Bluebottle coffee and their Hario Cold Brew Bottle. I asked my daughter to choose what kind. She sat down in front of the computer and looked at the website. Walking into the kitchen I said, “Pick one out and put it in the cart. I’ll handle the rest.” […]

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