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 […]

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Here and Now

Today is one of those rare days where I feel I’m right where I need to be. I spent the better part of yesterday cleaning my home, and rearranging items to make them more eye pleasing. I bought a lamp. I’ve always been drawn to light. I didn’t need a lamp, but this lamp replaced […]

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Feel the Music

When we got in the car he hit Bluetooth and said, “Listen to this. Cody Johnson has a new album.” Cody is a good ‘ol Texas boy, so you’ll need to have ears for country music, otherwise they may bleed. 🙂 When we decide to sign that piece of paper to make what we have […]

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I Love Lucy

My daughter is spending time this week with one of her best friends. Her friend goes to college in Florida, so they haven’t seen one another in years. She came to Texas to celebrate my daughter’s birthday, which was Wednesday. Yesterday, I checked the mail, and it was stuffed with all kinds of goodness. I […]

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From the Heart

Do you ever feel led to buy something, and not sure why? I was in an antique book shoppe, and found a copy of one of my favorite books. It was beautiful, and I wanted it, but I already owned a copy. So, I left the shop without it. Not getting the book bothered me […]

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Dear Sober Me

It’s been raining this week in Texas. The sun broke through the clouds this morning, beamed through the front windows, and filled my home with light. The air outside was cool, but the warmth of the sun felt fabulous. Now it’s cloudy again, but that is only the weather. I am grateful every morning I […]

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This Ain’t Easy

If you had $20 to your name, how would you spend it? Years ago, I would spend that money on diapers. Today, I would spend $13 on my favorite candle, and the rest would be a toss up between a Pumpkin Spice Latte, or actual food. Does that sound silly? I try to be a […]

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Catch a Grenade

It’s early morning and all is quiet. A gnawing noise wakes me from a deep and peaceful slumber. It sounded like a mouse chewing on wood nearby. To my further investigation I found our cat, Marsha, at the foot of my bed, on the floor eating a mouse. I was grateful she caught it, but […]

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Gunpowder and Lace

There may come a time where we need to let go of our dream so someone else can have theirs. We work tirelessly at what seems to be something we want to achieve, but it’s like rolling a boulder uphill using our noses. A friend of mine recently gave up her dream shop after struggling […]

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