Fun facts… 8 to 72 months (6 years!) to allow a pearl to form in an oyster, as much as 8-10 years to form top quality pearls. On average only 50% of pearls will be marketable, and less than 10% will be considered top quality. (pearl-guide.com) Pearls are harvested during the winter months, when the… Continue reading A gritty process…and slow metabolism
I had no idea that turning 50 would be such a hard milestone in my life. I had no idea that 51 would rear it’s ugly self even louder. What is this craziness called aging? Even as a health care worker, I HAD NO IDEA, how bad I would feel. How sudden the demise. How… Continue reading Fifty – one Freaking issues
Is there anything more loving than a wonderful family dog? That dog who comforts, plays, and instinctively knows who needs him? That dog that romps with the kids outside and then crashes on the couch when they go to bed. That dog that is overjoyed every time someone comes home, and gets a little depressed… Continue reading Puppy Love
Planning for the year seems like such a fruitless exercise. Instead of feeling confident in the steps I can take to move forward, I feel like I have one leg in the air, while balancing precariously on the other. Go ahead, get that visual in your head. A fifty something, overweight woman, yoga pants like… Continue reading Fruit, Roller Coasters, and Pie.
The countdown to the implosion of the United States is ticking down to “E” day… Election Day. The day that has driven so many arguments, division and pure hate between people. Two more days! I have witnessed otherwise “non-judgy” friends declare their position and state “if you don’t agree with me I don’t even want… Continue reading Countdown to “E” Day
Today is February 1st. A new day, a new month, a new era for me and my family. Yesterday we lost my grandmother. The last of my grandparents, and the one who had the biggest impact on my life. She was an amazing 97…. would have been 98 in July! She lived alone until last… Continue reading Grandma’s advice…
Have you ever wished that you just had a little more time off? A little more time to yourself? A little more quiet time at home? I love my job. I love my family. But recently I found myself wishing exactly that. Oh, how I longed for just a little quiet time alone in my… Continue reading Careful what you wish for..
As life and family bloggers, we hope to infuse the world with our best knowledge, share our most personal lessons, and touch hearts around the world. The title of our Blog must MEAN SOMETHING! We tend to use words like authentic, transparent, intentional, purposeful. But those words are all soooooo over used! I was searching… Continue reading Direly Me: A New Beginning
Who gets a new planner in October? ME!!! Someone who isn’t thrilled with their current planning system and is still very overwhelmed with life… someone who believes that a new planner, just like a visit from Santa, will bring new joy, clarity, and hope for the future! My new planner; however, also came with a… Continue reading New Planner!
I want to grow! I want to achieve new goals…. but the clock is ticking LOUDLY! Why is it that as you get close to 50 people stop talking about goals and just talk about “bucket lists”?? After a certain age does everything have to be a one time deal? A one time adventure? A… Continue reading After 50…does it have to be a bucket list?