Thursday, August 13, 2015

when it's time to transition back to 'normal life' (post-vacation post)


Eventually, every season must come to an end.
Thankfully, that means a new season is just beginning!

I just got home from driving Geoff into work. His first day back after ten glorious weeks of togetherness, travel, and rest (peppered with a dislocated elbow, appliance breakdowns, illness, and bickering kids.) Sabbatical 2015 was all we hoped it would be, and more.

As I sat down to find a photo for today's post, I saw the ice cream picture I took in Alberta last month...and I started to cry. (Yes. Cry!)

How in the world does a photo of five ice cream cones make a grown woman cry? Ah, it's the number. Five.

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Love & joy,

when life throws you a curveball (or a dislocated elbow)


“When something goes wrong in your life,
just yell 'Plot Twist' and move on.”
(unknown)


Sunday morning I woke up barely able to move. My back was locked up. Again. Geoff took the kids to church and then called me afterward to let me know they were headed to the church picnic.

A couple of hours later, my phone started ringing as I was recouping in an Epsom salt bath. My husband had dislocated his elbow playing a pick-up game of volleyball. Turns out he had gone for a dig with his arms extended, when a teammate backed up on his arm, hyper-extending & dislocating it. His team made the side out (yay), but Geoff was lying on the grass unable to get up...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

why I can't write a new blog post

"Brave is the real you.
Lay down the swords and armor
of who you think you have to be.
Pick up your slingshot of bravery. Be brave.
The time has arrived for you to be who you are."
Bedlam Brave ~

It's been 3 months exactly since my last post. Three months since I shared my goal to "blog more consistently."

In those 3 months I have written quite a bit. For myself.

But, when I pull up my blog to write for publication, I suddenly become verklempt.

Here I am, trying to finally write a new post, and, guess what? I'm stuck. Painfully & miserably STUCK.

Part of it is the emotion so aptly embodied by my favorite Yiddish word. I have so many things I want to say, so many words yearning to come out. And so much emotion surrounding all of it.

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Blessings & grace,