Is it too early to shop for Christmas?

The best time to shop in 2020 is the moment you see what you want. Inventory issues persist, not to mention many stores are sadly going out of business.. (or look like they might at any minute.) This is a photo I took yesterday at  Bed, Bath and Beyond. (I know… 😳)  All I can…

RELAX!

This week saw the launch of phase 12 (?) of my never-ending, multi-closet organizational project. Like bunnies popping from a magician’s hat, the stuff (junk) I find seems to keep multiplying..it’s the oddest thing!! During this most recent sweep I did however stumble upon some interesting stuff including a long lost recipe for the best…

SCAREDY CAT..

So there I was at Publix last week, dutifully examining the fat content of various peanut butters..trying hard to ignore the in-store pharmacy at the end of the aisle with its big, colorful, in your face sign.. GET $10 off your groceries when you get the flu shot today! 😃👍 I should get it–no I…

Second Hand Stress

Knew it existed.. didn’t know it had an actual name. Second hand stress is the emotional and physical response we experience because of someone else’s stress and anxiety. A test back in 2009 found that exposing people to pheromones in simple stress sweat could trigger the fear center of their brains even when there was…

What did I learn this week?

This week I learned something about conquering fear. Fear grows best in the musty corners of our imagination when we face uncertainty and the unknown. On Monday as I sat in a chair at the imaging center waiting to be called in for my annual mammogram, I felt the usual wave of uncertainty but it…

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life..”

This is the completely un-retouched, gorgeous sunrise that greeted me this morning when I walked out the front door with our dog. I immediately thought of the Michael Bublé lyrics..”it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me..” And yes it is. Last night we watched a wonderful one hour…