How to pack for Mexico

Thursday, March 31, 2016 No tags Permalink 0

Three days prior to your departure: Receive advice that you should begin packing two days prior to your departure and strong suggestion to begin drafting your packing list immediately. Assure yourself that making the list is better done two days prior to your departure. Two days prior to your departure: Purchase any travel-size items that you may need, as well ...

Where Wednesday went

Monday, March 14, 2016 , , Permalink 0

Last Wednesday was gearing up to be a productive day. My parents were scheduled to arrive on Thursday afternoon and I had a long list of things I wanted to get done before they arrived. I'd dressed in my finest house-cleaning attire: Soffe shorts and an old, paint-stained Chicago White Sox t-shirt. (You may be wondering ...

Commercial extra – #HASHTAGHUMPDAY Confessions

Thursday, January 28, 2016 , , , Permalink 0

January has been strange for me. It feels like it's flown by, but it also feels like January 1st was so much longer than four weeks ago. Very confusing. I'll be mulling about this tonight when I should be sleeping, I'm certain. In the meantime, I'm hanging out with Life with Lolo and Genuinely Lauren for #HASHTAGHUMPDAY and Alanna & Company and ...

Saying goodbye

It started with a KitchenAid mixer. For years, I've wanted a KitchenAid stand mixer. I can perfectly picture my mother's KitchenAid, an odd beige-ivory color with brown detail. Objectively, not the most attractive color combo they've used, but appropriate for the time it was made. My mother received it from her mother (my grandmother) as a replacement ...

2015 Year in Review

Thursday, December 31, 2015 , , Permalink 0

As we near the end of 2015, it's a good time to take stock of where we've been. I've chosen a single photo and a few post links to sum up each of the past twelve months. Join me as I celebrate the close of one wonderful year and welcome all the possibilities 2016 offers. New look for the New ...

I want to stop

Monday, November 16, 2015 , , , , Permalink 0

I'm tired of crying. Tired of crying for all the unfairness in the world. There's too much and it's too painful. I'm tired of listening to the talking heads, with their faces contoured into expressions of concern while they sculpt a version of events that somehow fits and supports their own previously-held belief system. Sometimes related to ...

Talking, smelling and tasting – Friday Link-Ups

Apparently it's Friday the 13th. Usually I'm aware of it when that happens. Had to actually see someone else mention it on their blog for it to click in the ol' brain. I spent a lot of time this week working on a real-deal copywriting project, and it seems to have fried gray matter a little. Thank ...

How a great vacation made me feel like a failure

What is it about the week following a vacation that makes you begin to question every little piece of your non-vacation life? Maybe it's just me, but I suspect I'm not the only person who has encountered the phenomenon. A week ago I was relaxing on the coast of North Carolina. There was a beautiful, roomy beach house, ...

Losing track of time – #HASHTAGHUMPDAY

I've been going a million miles a minute for nearly a week, now. Here's a quick recap of how I've been passing (or losing) my time. And since it's Wednesday (hopefully it's still Wednesday when I get this post up!) I'm linking up my recap with Laura over at Life With Lolo, for #HASHTAGHUMPDAY!     Once again, I'm hard at ...