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
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
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..
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!
Have you seen the movie 50 First Dates? Adam Sandler’s character meets Lucy, played by Drew Barrymore, who has no short term memory. He sets out to try to win her heart, but finds he must win her heart over and over Every NEW Day! That is exactly what I want to replicate in my… Continue reading Lessons from Lucy and Dory…
There was a time when I thought I would never sleep through the night again, never have an uninterrupted meal (or shower), and never find time for myself. But just as all of my older friends had warned me, it’s here. Somehow I went from wrangling four small unpredictable children, to simply coaching from afar.… Continue reading Mom’s growing pains
There are days when being a mom is the best thing that I could have ever imagined in my life. Then there are days when I want to run screaming into the night… no not really, I’m too tired for that. I would probably just hide in my closet. When my children were little I… Continue reading My Turn
It’s the first full week of January 2016 and I find myself starting all over…AGAIN! Like most people, I make a few resolutions, write out some goals, make a new workout plan, buy healthy food…and start all over. Sometimes I think it’s just not worth starting over again with “a plan”. Am I going to… Continue reading Begin again…