I anxiously glanced around the hotel lobby. It was definitely an older crowd. My husband and I stepped into another room where it was less crowded and cooler. I heard a friendly voice say “You look kind of young to be cruising. My name’s Kathy . . . Kathy with a K”. It was nice … More The Marvelous Power Of Saying Hello
I just passed another major milestone. On August 14, 2014, five years ago, I sat down at my computer and typed out my first blog post. Five. Years. Ago. I still remember the day. My husband and I were at the beach. I was sitting in front of the window staring out at a turquoise … More The Stories Behind My Five Most-Read Blog Posts
I just got home from the mountains and I’m exhausted. Not physically, although that hike up the mountain a couple of days before we left was a challenge for my out-of-shape self. I’m talking about being emotionally exhausted. My husband and I spent a couple of days short of a month in the mountains … More The Good and The Bad on the Roller Coaster of Life
I could feel my anxiety increasing as the talking head droned on and on. Blah, blah, blah. I rolled my eyes and thought to myself, “enough already”. But, there was no escaping. My husband finally reached over and changed the radio station to something more pleasant. He either sensed my growing anxiety or had tired … More Why I Can Choose Joy No Matter The Circumstance
Now that our nest is truly empty, it’s time to start doing those things we said we should do “one day”. … More It’s Time To Do The Things We Should Do One Day
Have you ever wondered where a road went? Have you ever wanted to follow that road to see where it led? There is a road like that where my husband and I vacation. We have never made past a certain point but I’m so curious to see where it goes. Maybe this year. … More The Mystery of the Bend in the Road
It’s a question many moms ask as they enter the empty nest years; do you ever get used to it. Here’s one mom’s response. It’s been five years and it’s a process. … More Do You Ever Get Used To The Empty Nest?