Writing

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

Faith and Personal Growth · sobriety · Writing

3.5 years

Sitting here socially distanced and masked up since early spring, I often wonder about how much people have likely ramped up drinking - out of fear. Out of boredom. Anxiety. Anger. So much anger. Because yep, it’s an election year on top of everything else. Just days away from an election that will determine our… Continue reading 3.5 years

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Homeschool · Homeschooling · Writing

Do Something. Anything.

Quarantining, pandemics, civil unrest, politics, hurricanes and typhoons, 2020 you're not playing. Like many people, current events and a near-constant onslaught of horrifying information coming at us over this year has left me antsy. We covered an overview of American History this year in homeschool. We discussed not only what was in the text book,… Continue reading Do Something. Anything.

Dogs · Family · Health and Fitness · Writing

Corona-Style Visits

I was able to escape my family yesterday for an outing (with masks and social distancing, of course) and took my 2 little dogs for the adventure. I met up with my mom and our friends and walked nearly 3 miles around Coupeville, WA - which is a lot for little dogs with short legs!… Continue reading Corona-Style Visits

Family · nature

Corny Things

With the playgrounds closed, the only thing there is to do lately is to go on walks, hikes, or bike rides. (Or bake). I love to cook and bake as much as the next person, but I can only eat so much sourdough bread. I started painting rocks. I thought it might bring a smile… Continue reading Corny Things

Family · Homeschool · Writing

Human-ing

Everywhere we look we see signs of the virus, steps to prevent the spread and the inescapable ads and emails of every single company telling us 'we are all in this together'. People wearing masks when out getting groceries. The lack of the need of gasoline for a car that spends days in the driveway.… Continue reading Human-ing

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · nature · Photography · Writing

Cancelled

Spring Rebirth Renewal Humanity Faith Community Family Joy Love Spring Hope ~ none of these are cancelled. The frivolous extra is. Formal clothing, a building, hats, matching shoes, baskets, colored eggs, the have to's, the should's, the busy and unnecessary are all stripped away. Essentials only. Spring is not cancelled The Church is not a… Continue reading Cancelled

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · nature · Photography · Writing

Day Fiftyteenth: I don’t even know anymore, and does it really matter?

I have basically been at home (with about 3-4 outings for essentials) for 39 days. (The minions were ill 2 weeks before the stay at home orders in our state were put into effect). In these 39 days, I've learned a couple of things about myself. I consider myself an introvert, with a few extrovert tendencies.… Continue reading Day Fiftyteenth: I don’t even know anymore, and does it really matter?

Dogs · Faith and Personal Growth · Photography · Writing

Deep Images….with Jack Handy

You know that SNL sketch where the verbiage of a "deep thought" with the Jack Handy voice over lays out a bunch of nonsense? That plays out in my brain in real life whenever I am on a solo bike ride or run or walk with the dogs. I think my best deep thoughts while… Continue reading Deep Images….with Jack Handy

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Food · Health and Fitness · Writing

What COVID19 is Revealing

On the phone while walking the dogs, my mom and I chatted about, what else? The virus. We were remarking on things we'd been seeing, hearing on the news, and from friends. Between poop pickups and her calling her dog, we had one of many of our "solving the world's problems" chats. "I wish more… Continue reading What COVID19 is Revealing