Every birthday, the inevitable judgment shadows my quiet morning routine, usually spent drinking coffee on the couch with my dog snuggled at my feet. Why do my thighs now display a depressing topography that could never belong to the land of Laura? From where did those rifts and drifts develop? Is that fatty phenomenon related […]Read more "Personal New Year"
Sleep fails me this evening. My eyes and thoughts wander around and up and down like I’ve trapped myself into a virtual amusement ride. All of my senses stray from rest. My nose smells skunk, my ears hear street lights, my fingers feel the itchy air prick at what should be smooth slumbering heaven, and […]Read more "Sheep, Steep, and Sleep"
Last night I wrote briefly about avoiding the mirror for any unhealthy judgmental reasons. Tonight I invite you to help me discover (and live out) wonderful excuses for needing the mirror check. I share my Top Ten Delicious Reasons To Check The Mirror 1) Love your spouse so much in the morning you have to […]Read more "Delicious Life Reasons To Look In The Mirror"
This is the blog I meant to write last week. My husband and I fall into the DINK category (Dual Income No Kids), but I consider us DIDDs (Dual Income Dos Dogs). Society tends to assume DINKS roll in dough, work out in expensive gyms regularly, collect fine wines in fancy cellars, and travel the […]Read more "Plan, Bike, Cook, Love – The Idea of Planning a Successful Week"
Homemade soup equals best lunch break. That’s my six word work story. Bam! My hubby used this recipe.Read more "Homemade soup equals best lunch break."
My strawberry patch hit me with more mosquitos than weeds. Yes I saw more weeds than strawberry plants. Regardless I slaved on, hamstrings now vibrating from a full day’s worth of weeding and mulching. If a plant looks ugly, tastes nothing like food, or smells short of amazing, I usually yank. If I find plants […]Read more "Earning dinner"
Yes, what you see in the featured image of this blog post is the fresh hand made tortellini that Dave and I created one of the first weekends home alone in our own kitchen. What you see is a dream come true for us. One of the reasons we fell in love with this 106-year-old […]Read more "Tasty Team Work"