Perspective

I recently helped my daughter organize her closet. What has allowed me to maximize storage space has always been my “ability” 😉 to look at these areas three dimensionally. Designing a great closet system is not just about maximizing square feet, it’s about maximizing volume. Over the years I have put shelving on the inside…

Advice for the ages..

‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t…

What I learned this week..

This week was a veritable buffet table of life lessons for me.  Some of the things I learned can best be summed up by a few, classic sayings.. WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, MAKE LEMONADE. My husband is a lemonade making machine. I continuously marvel at his ability to adapt. When he first retired last…

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…

Holding on through the tough times..

Let me set the scene: It’s about 98 degrees outside; humidity at rainforest level. My husband is digging 4 large holes for me next to the AC on the side of the house. I say “for me” because it was my idea to try and hide that ugly, grey, growling monster of an air conditioning…

What did I learn this week?

ABOUT FOOD-  I learned that just because pasta is green and comes in a green box, doesn’t mean it’s the healthiest option.  Case in point: That box of SuperGreens sure looks super healthy, and while it does surpass its plain counter-part in the nutrition department, nothing beats the bag of pasta made with just one ingredient:…