Well, my internal alarm clock must’ve readjusted because I slept until 6:30 am. I decided to forgo the fleece and Mukluks and actually shower, put on jeans, a Dolores Huerta Foundation t-shirt, black cardigan and black Chuck Taylor All Stars. After an early morning thunderstorm, the sun began to peek through the clouds and you … Continue reading Day Two: Tele-working in a time of COVID-19 (pass the ketchup?) and Gratitude
Today, was my first day of tele-working due to the coronavirus. I’m good with it, though. I help care for my 87-year-old parents and I know plenty of people who have autoimmune diseases or children with cystic fibrosis. This is not a hoax nor is it being blown out of proportion by the media. Has … Continue reading Day One: Tele-working in a time of covid-19 and my hopes for the future
I'm going to have to learn how to do March and April without college hoops, and it makes me sad.
It is the first day of March, the day I begin to prepare my soul for spring. I awaken this day with a bit of hesitation, still warmed by my heavy, snowflake-print blankets and knowing I will soon begrudgingly trade them for a lightweight imposter. One aspect of winter I love is the weight of … Continue reading Preparing my Soul for Spring
Wednesday afternoon as the familiar smell of sweet potato pies filled our home, I took a moment to think about the year and was filled with an immense sense of gratitude. I try to always take a moment each day and be grateful, be it for a great work day, the weather, my family – even such small things as a beautiful sunset, the sighting of deer on my way home, a great book, a great sentence, an unexpected call from a friend.
I’m not talking a quick and easy throw-together meal, but a meal requiring time spent with a recipe I’ve possibly altered more than once and will continue to do so far into the future (there’s always a rewrite) or something new. The prep and pace should be savored just as the-end-result meal. Leisurely, slow-paced, sips-of-wine-in-between-stirs cooking.
Since tomorrow is Thursday and it's been a while since I honored Throwback Thursday, I went in search of a post which I thought was lost. It was something I wrote as a guest of Kansas Women Bloggers, which is now defunct. Each month they featured a Kansas writer and in July 2015, I was … Continue reading The Light Bearers (July 2015)
I’m sure there are those out there who will disagree, but for my own sanity and peace of soul, I’ve chosen to disengage from the news. Life bombards us enough throughout our daily lives with tiny hand grenades of flooded basements, ailing parents, lost pets, high-maintenance co-workers, health scares, and just being a parent, so … Continue reading It’s okay to disengage
Well, I did it. I found someone to create a logo for Mermaid of the Plains. I've carried images around in my head for about two years, contemplating what it would look like - the colors, the shape. Would it be just a tail in the distance, slowing dipping beneath amber waves? Or, a breaching … Continue reading New Logo
“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” … Continue reading Time