Category: Blogging

Winning the “What if?” Battle

So much of worry starts in a battle of the mind. Our thoughts consume us to the point that we start wondering if what could happen, probably is going to happen–and that’s why we can’t stop thinking about it.  It’s a vicious cycle of “What if?”, then “What would I do?”, to “How can I…

Weekly Writing Challenge: Lists

Yep. I’m a list maker. There’s just something about crossing something off a list that inspires me to do whatever it takes to completely eradicate whatever it is that’s ON that list! It’s kind of a love/hate relationship, isn’t it? 1. We love making a list. 2. We hate that the list is so long. 3. We love…

When Somebody “Busts Your Bubble”…

What do you do? Do you… Quit? Throw a fit? Lash out? Stomp and pout? It happens.  Sometimes intentional and other times not so much.  Maybe not at all intentional, but still just as painful. This one wasn’t so much painful for me, just sobering.  AND, this one was completely unintentional, I’m sure of it.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

For this weekly photo challenge the objective was to create a three-picture story: What do you do with soft apples?  While the obvious answer might be “make applesauce”, feeding them to the horses is so much more fun! We love it when something so simple turns into a big adventure.  We live in the suburbs,…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

How could I resist this week’s photo challenge from WordPress, when it melts my heart every time I see my grandchildren watching out the window, anxiously awaiting the arrival of their Nana and Pappy. In this particular photo, our sweet little (almost 2-year-old) granddaughter was watching her Pappy mow the back yard and with every…

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,600 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…

Transitional Traditions

tra·di·tion the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs,  information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice. Traditions are neither good or bad, per se… Each person chooses what they want to observe in their traditions.  We have old traditions and can begin new ones. Many families have what they would call their “traditional” Thanksgiving meal, and we are no exception.