Wednesday, January 18, 2017


We woke up in Houston to torrential rain this morning
and as usual our street became a river.
School is delayed so its cartoon city sweetheart for the kiddos
and finally I don't feel guilty about sitting down to write here.
I'm embarrassed to say Happy New Year.
As in I haven't posted since 2016.
Is anybody still there?
I often wonder now that my blogging has been, er, irregular to say the least.
It's one of my goals for the new be more consistent.
I guess its all about finding balance.
As a Libra you'd think I'd be good at that
but unfortunately
{or fortunately, depending on how you look at it}
I tend to be a multi-tasker,
trying to do a lot of things all at once
but sometimes spreading myself too thin.
I bet you can relate.
All I know is that life is good.
I hope yours is too.
Its not perfect...don't think never is.
But its good and I'll take it.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

house in the 'hood

I can't believe this year is coming to a close.
What a year it has been!
If you've been around here for a while you'll know
2016 was a HUGE year of changes for me,
both personal and professional.
I've worked hard at it from both angles,
I've learned a lot,
and I have to say
I'm excited to do more of both in 2017.
Thank you for sticking with me through this rollercoaster of life.
I appreciate you more than words can say.
Now back to regular programming...

Monday, December 26, 2016

gifts that keep on giving

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
We definitely did.
The biggest hit was a snap circuit toy for my youngest...
all the boys fell in love with it and have spent hours building new inventions.
Its the gift that keeps on giving.
Today they built a working radio.
Maybe one will go into engineering.
You can tell that I'm trying really hard
to let go of my old ocd perfectionist ways...
all their new gear is piled up on the sofas and all over the floor.
I told myself it could stay until the weekend.
Whenever I feel anxious about the mess
I remind myself that
one day I'm going to miss the mess.
The memories are in the mess making.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

regifting Christmas

Growing up I remember being told
that certain things you don't talk about
in polite conversation...
religion and politics being the big two.
Fair warning...I might just mention both today.
Click away if you must.
I wish you well and have a great day.
If not, let's see where this thought takes us.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

words I live by

I shared this story on instagram last week
so if you follow me there
sorry for the repeat.
To me it's worth the re-run
in case someone needs this like I once did...

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