It took every ounce of willpower in me, but I worked out this morning. I wanted more than anything to just stumble over to my French press and make my morning cup of coffee, but I’ve been crabby lately, and between the rum balls, pralines, snowball cookies, and hot toddies (not to mention the cut-out … Continue reading Inertia

New Keys

I’m picking up the keys to our new place today, and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it.  I’ve got the trunk packed with shelf-lining paper, brand new brooms and mops, our vacuum cleaner, my oil diffuser, and about 60 bottles of essential oils.  I was thinking I’d take the laptop over and play … Continue reading New Keys

Dear Diary,

We signed a lease on a townhouse yesterday.  Our house-sitting gig ends in November, so right around the time we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving, and our son’s birthday, and our daughter’s birthday, and right there in the thick of the Christmas season, we will be moving!  Sounds fun, doesn’t it?  But we are thrilled because we … Continue reading Dear Diary,

Haiku from the road

Emerald fields of waist-high corn glitter in the sun abandoned highway – a bleached ribbon draped across the hills mossy shoulders rise from the earth: Appalachia eruption of cheers from the back seat – a mountain! molehills of mustard buttons – wildflowers in the sun noon sun paints fluttering leaves in apple green pink blush … Continue reading Haiku from the road