Category Archives: Life at Home

Courtesy of my Nutty Dog

This is my dog, Mimi.  She has a lofty goal for this summer. A wasp has decided to make it’s home under the railing of my deck.  Mimi has been trying for over a month to catch this wasp in … Continue reading

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Drop Dead Gorgeous

 I’ve always struggled with being overly critical of myself.   I can be a bit of a perfectionist.  I am especially critical of my physical appearance sometimes and I know that’s not something my faith is calling me to do.   It’s … Continue reading

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The World’s Ugliest Bedroom

I have the world’s ugliest bedroom. I wish I were joking, but it’s the sad, pathetic truth. When we walked through our house for the first time 12 years ago, we loved every room until we got into the master … Continue reading

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Craving Paper

I have no idea why, but lately I have this insatiable desire to be crafty with paper. I’m normally a pretty crafty gal, but this is even more than my customary artistic cravings. Last weekend I spent hours making roses … Continue reading

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Surfing – in a metaophorical way

Maybe it’s the warm winds of summer and my inner longing to be on the surf and sand, but it seems like everything I’ve been reading lately has to do with waves.  Water is an endless vehicle for metaphors.  I … Continue reading

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How Not To Be A Miserable Failure

Ever have one of those days where you just feel like you can’t do anything right?  It snowballs doesn’t it?  It starts with spilling your coffee or being late to work and by the end of the day you can … Continue reading

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Surrender

One thing I’ve always tried to teach my kids is to never give up.  It pains me to see them on the brink of success only to want to throw in the towel.  From my perspective I can see the … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Hot Chocolate

A few years ago I visited my sister in San Francisco with my mom.  Part of the visit, of course was seeing the sights.  One of which was Ghirardelli Square….as in Ghirardelli chocolate.  San Francisco can get pretty chilly at … Continue reading

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Spring Rain

I, for one, love a good thunderstorm.  I find it calming, especially at night.  The more lightning and thunder the better.  I have no idea why this is.  Even when I was little I don’t have memories of being freaked … Continue reading

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A Noteworthy Affinity for Birthday Cake

Earlier this week I was reading a magazine article and the writer described herself as having a “noteworthy affinity for birthday cake”.  I immediately felt a kindred spirit.  I love dessert, but nothing tastes better than birthday cake.  Oh sure, … Continue reading

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