Living Life according to a Checklist….


There is a thought forming in my brain.  A thought that I am afraid may have a significant amount of truth to it.  But, let me give you some background – before Baby Girl‘s arrival, taking a time out used to be so easy for me.  In fact, I preferred it because I was too… Continue reading Living Life according to a Checklist….

Gratitude Mondays!


Ever had that feeling where you’re so dog tired, it feels like you’re walking in fog?  That’s how I have been feeling this weekend.  Tired.  Tired.  Tired… But, gratitude does seem to give a burst of energy to one’s step, so without any further a due, herewith gratitude journal: I am grateful for an awesome… Continue reading Gratitude Mondays!

Gratitude Mondays


Today, is Baby Girl’s 8th birthday.  And in the spirit of celebrating eight years of her life, my gratitude journal today revolves around her: I am grateful that Baby Girl is in our lives – I cannot imagine life without her. I am grateful that no matter how hard parenting has been for us, neither… Continue reading Gratitude Mondays

To my darling, Baby Girl


Today you turn 8.  I cannot believe where the time has gone, and I still remember so vividly, so clearly the morning of your birth: a freezing, cold, blustery day, pouring with rain.  I remember getting up early and your Dad driving me to the hospital and turning on the radio only to hear that… Continue reading To my darling, Baby Girl

Gratitude Mondays


I find doing a gratitude journal rather blasé, to be honest.  It gets tedious.  Not all of us have grandiose things happening to us each and every day – things that make us stop and say, “Wow”.  You know, like winning the lottery, or going on a dream cruise for up to a month, or… Continue reading Gratitude Mondays

Look back – Forget Not His Benefits, O My Soul


I am, at the moment, busy working my way through a lovely little book called Me, Myself and Lies by Jennifer Rothschild.  It’s a delightful book, full of wisdom, and wonderful advice on how to control your thoughts.  This has been a long journey for me and I suspect I will be on this journey… Continue reading Look back – Forget Not His Benefits, O My Soul