“Even children get older. I’m getting older too.” Thanksgiving in a pandemic. We weren’t, like everyone else, sure what to do. My #farmboy and I have been as careful as we can be. But, we have kids in College and Masters Programs. Do we just leave them to fend for themselves over Thanksgiving? At what […]
Rise Like a Phoenix From The Ashes
To quote Kelly Clarkson, ” “I’m sorry I can’t hug you. 2020 is a trashcan.” Well, if that doesn’t just sum it all up, right? And, take it from us, my #farmboy and I, are in the restaurant/bar industry. Trashcan does not even begin to describe it. Trashcan, full of poo poo, lit on fire and dumped […]
I Believe In YOU!
You are beautiful. Inside and Out. Your blouse is so pretty on you. Your smile lights up a room. We all know, or at least I hope we do, the power of a kind word. The light that shines down on us when we feel heard, respected, appreciated, noticed, loved.The energy when we, ourselves, shine […]
“Mom, inherently I am not a risk taker.”
To date that might be one of the most quoted lines in our house. When my #babygirl was about 10 years old, give or take a year or so, we were talking about some topic of importance regarding her life, when she opened her mouth, and out came that gem. Now, as a mom, at […]
What is bringing you JOY?
Times just continue to be the most frustrating. Like, THE most frustrating. Several weeks ago I DVR’d The Country Music Awards show mostly to see T Swift perform. And finally, a week or so ago, with my coffee and before walking the dog, I watched a few minutes. I caught Tricia Yearwood sing “I’ll Carry […]
I know where I was when I was overcome with emotion. We were at the farm. It was a Wednesday afternoon. I was working the vegetable garden and I cried. I cried the messy tears that one can do when they are alone. Our world was/is a different place. We were just starting to come out of quarantine. And George Floyd, […]
Turns out, that even with time on my hands I did not perfect a Gluten Free bread recipe, learn the piano or brush up on my Spanish. Nor did I even try. I am not coming out of this in the best shape of my life. Conversely and thankfully, I have not put on the […]
I almost ate my words…
Be Great I wrote a few days ago. Be great. We were already aware of the total chaos that was beginning to roll out. The devastating blow to hit industry was already made. We were already seeing the impact on our global community. Our immediate circle, you know the 6 degrees of separation, had already […]
I have a Boys and Girls Club T shirt that has that written across the chest. Be Great. I sort of love that. Be Great. It means so many things. Be a great human. Be a great parent, a great partner. Be great at your job…but what does it really mean to be great at […]
I am so high.
I’m so high right now. Does this ever happen to you? You feel high? I mean like a sweet gentle, natural, life is beautiful, the grass is the perfect shade of green, the sun feels so warm and gentle on my shoulders, even my eyes are glassy, blissed out kind of high? On life. I […]