Category: Soul Food

+

Day 272/365 Rise Above

When we woke up this morning and it was snowing, I felt like a little kid. Louie paralleled my excitement when he saw me putting on my snow pants. He knew that meant he was (we were) in for a treat. I had already planned to take the day off today. My kids only have a half day of school every Thursday, so I … Read More Day 272/365 Rise Above

+

Day 271/365 Nevertheless…Oh, Never Mind

Just a quick thought tonight for I am utterly exhausted… Never underestimate the power of a listening ear, a well timed joke, or a hug. If you happen to be able to find all three in one place, that is worth its weight in gold. Never mind, that doesn’t work as a metaphor. Not one of those three things weigh a damn thing. I … Read More Day 271/365 Nevertheless…Oh, Never Mind

+

Day 267/365 Just Like People

I used to spend a lot of time picking out the perfect Christmas tree. I’d wander around in the cold, agonizing over each one – its height, its symmetry… I did not take the decision lightly. Eventually my children began to weigh in on the selection process, and their criteria weren’t quite as….clear as mine. It was hard to let go of being in … Read More Day 267/365 Just Like People

+

Day 253/365 Driving Lesson

I am a terrible driver. When I was fifteen my brother’s girlfriend taught me how to drive, so I blame her. Kidding. I actually overheated her engine that night by pressing the gas and the brake at the same time…two pedals, two feet, right? When I was seventeen I skidded through a (luckily empty) four way stop, and nearly hit a stone wall. Fortunately … Read More Day 253/365 Driving Lesson

+

Day 249/365 Do I Know Who I Am Without It?

I saw this quote on Facebook yesterday… A friend of mine had posted it, and one of my closest friends “liked” it, and so obviously it was directed specifically at me, because I don’t know about you but every potentially “negative” comment to which I can even remotely relate, is clearly about me. (Am I right?) This comment really cut me, and any time … Read More Day 249/365 Do I Know Who I Am Without It?

+

Day 247/365 Stranger in a Strange Land

I forgot. I forgot how much I enjoy exploring a new or unfamiliar place on my own. It has been an amazing weekend. I have had an absolute ball spending time with Lynette and Eric, and her crew of San Diego friends. There has been a lot of wonderful togetherness (especially because the air mattress Eric has been sleeping on virtually takes up Lynette … Read More Day 247/365 Stranger in a Strange Land

+

Day 241/365 A Birthday Wish – Keep Noticing

This morning my girls enthusiastically got up early to begin preparations. By the time I had showered and joined them downstairs, they had made their own lunches, their own breakfasts, and had set out coffee and birthday gifts for me. They were so excited to celebrate their Mom. It doesn’t get much better than that. After I dropped them at the bus stop, I … Read More Day 241/365 A Birthday Wish – Keep Noticing