Before and After. Thoughts on life before quarantine and “new normals”

People keep talking about the new normal we’re going to have to adjust to when things start to open back up. I have mixed feelings about this phrase because I have mixed feelings about what life in quarantine has been like. The things I will miss and the things I won’t miss if and when life starts to resemble before. Before quarantine I would stop … Continue reading Before and After. Thoughts on life before quarantine and “new normals”

3 Good Things for February 7th

A couple of years ago my kids and I started sharing three good things about our day before bed each night. It started as a way to help prevent negative dwelling on all the little things but has turned into a beloved bedtime tradition in our house. Each kid shares with me (1) something they enjoyed, (2) something they are proud of, and (3) something … Continue reading 3 Good Things for February 7th

Learning Something New.

Earlier last month I got the urge to pull out my watercolor brush markers again. I started playing with various watercolor markers and pencils, etc. this year and mostly found myself annoyed with it not looking how I saw the pictures in my head. Either there was too much water or not enough – the paper pilled (especially when I wasn’t using watercolor paper) or … Continue reading Learning Something New.

5 Recent Instagram Posts, Now With Full Stories.

I really didn’t mean to go so long without posting anything other than the occasional tag. It seems like life is determined to keep me busy – not with anything necessarily bad or strange, just life stuff. Before I get sucked into the Time Vortex again, here are some thing I forgot to tell you about when I was busy being busy. What do you … Continue reading 5 Recent Instagram Posts, Now With Full Stories.

A Snapshot of the School Year So Far

The kids’ school pictures came in the other day and I cannot stop staring at them. When I was a kid, I feel like most school pictures looked pretty terrible and awkward. Or maybe that was just me? This is not the case these days, at least at my kids’ school. The photographer s so freaking talented and  had the genius idea of taking the … Continue reading A Snapshot of the School Year So Far

On Introversion, Social Anxiety and Made Up Words. #truth #servace #nofilter

Last weekend my daughter’s class had a late night field trip to the regional airport where we and a half billion other people (or a couple hundred, I’m not a mathmetician) crowded into the narrow hallway by the ticketing counter and waited for 2+ hours so we could greet some local veterans coming back from an honor flight. I think it was an emotionally fulfilling … Continue reading On Introversion, Social Anxiety and Made Up Words. #truth #servace #nofilter

Swim Lessons: Underwater Pictures and Mom-commentary

We just finished a session of swim lessons at our favorite pool. I love this place for it’s oh so small class sizes, incredible teachers and lessons that include everything from blowing bubbles underwater to every type of swim stroke you didn’t know existed. They seriously cover every aspect of swimming with detailed charts at the end of each session showing you what skills your … Continue reading Swim Lessons: Underwater Pictures and Mom-commentary

Personality Types: Meyers Briggs and Ennegram

At my core, I’m still that fourteen year old girl pouring through the latest Teen Magazine, looking for a fun quiz that will tell me who I am – who I should love – what career I should pursue – what dog matches my personality – what my car says about me. Basically, I love talking about myself and I love other people talking about … Continue reading Personality Types: Meyers Briggs and Ennegram