Wouldn’t it be nice?

I had the strangest thought last night as I pondered the recent surge in Covid cases: Wouldn’t it be nice if one of the side-effects was that your nose turned red and glowed? This thing is a numbers game – every time you go out, you roll the dice and hope you aren’t unknowingly “bumping”…

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…

Yup..that’s a no.

So yesterday I finally decided to start painting the kids’ bathroom. Most of our home is painted one neutral color, but I decided I wanted to “go rogue” and add some sunshine to their little jack and jill. Sunshine means yellow. I had two sample colors in my hand at Home Depot; one muted and…

Unfinished work..

The subject was brought up innocently enough and just like that, I was right back at a moment in my life when I was put through three days of the worst fear and anxiety I have ever experienced. White, hot, searing anger was lurking in the folds of that memory.  I was sure I had…

When your white picket fence turns into the Berlin wall.

“Back in the old days” no one discussed their problems, you just hid them behind pretty, white picket fences.  As a kid, I cultivated a bit of a stand-offish personality- not because I wasn’t naturally social, but because I felt people would pass judgement on my less than perfect family if I allowed them through…

Searching for perfect love

I have given up. I’m done trying to manage my fears. I’m going to refocus on love. What intrigues me most about the verse above is the relationship between love, fear and perfection. Most of us fear “falling short.”  Be it at work, in relationships, the way we look, the way we act, the decisions…