Rejuvenation

"There is magic in the presence of trees," I mused, inhaling the damp freshness surrounding us. Walking in our rain boots through the lush forest, my daughter happily chatting to her art teacher, I took as many mental images as my senses could hold. I left my phone back in the car when we pulled … Continue reading Rejuvenation

Community

Like most people who jumped on the Peloton bandwagon, I LOVE the bike that goes no where. It has helped me maintain fitness through the winters in rainy western Washington, a pandemic and homeschooling! All without leaving my house! With all of the modalities available on one platform (strength, stretching, yoga, shadowboxing, cardio, walking and … Continue reading Community

The Sun

On the back porch bundled up with a morning cup of steamy goodness, I admire the sunlight dancing on the water. There is nothing quite like reveling in a radiant morning. Daylight is an ever-diminishing premium as the days get shorter in the fall. As spring sets in, the long daylight hours never come fast … Continue reading The Sun

Coarse

I felt irritable and crotchety. This is an excerpt from a piece I wrote last spring... No specific reason, but generally I'm irritatble. I have been consistently exercising, and eating well for the most part. I'm getting enough sleep. The kids are doing as well as can be expected despite the pandemic and limited social … Continue reading Coarse

When Dad Buys You Lemons…

"Can I go with you to the grocery store? I have a list." "Uhhh, okay," I responded from the shower. "What did you need to buy?" I asked. "Lemons, sugar, a pitcher, cups, and straws. PLEASE Mom! Please! I have always wanted to do this. It's summer...." She'd been asking to do a lemonade stand … Continue reading When Dad Buys You Lemons…

Plot Twist!

Riding down the road with the family towing our new (to us)-going-to-be-the-best-summer-ever-camper, I gripped the "oh $h1#!" handle on my side as the vehicle miles in front of us tapped his brakes. My husband laughed as I told him, "I love how the dumb handle in the car gives me the illusion that I could … Continue reading Plot Twist!

A Year

Things keep popping up on the social media feeds I'm marveling at how on one hand, while scary, there was a thread of positivity in the beginning. The "we're in this together!" tagline attached to every commercial. It's hard not to scoff at those sentiments, looking through the lens of hindsight. Between politics and the … Continue reading A Year