Ash Wednesday reflections

I couldn’t wrap my head around Ash Wednesday enough yesterday to put thoughts down. But after a restless night, and some good conversations with friends this week, my inner process is caught up enough for me to move outward. I always struggle with Lent. Do I add a practice? Do I give up something?  Lucky…

Goals – 6/52

It was birthday week! Here is the weekly round up of my goals: Goal #1- Drink 2 glasses of water daily– I redeemed myself a tiny bit this week. Goal #2 – Try a new recipe every week. My fabulous mother in law was here this week which meant dinner was cooked for me all…

The coffeehouse bucket list – Delaware

This past Saturday, the starts aligned for a magical day. I had no work commitments, Jeff said no to a bunch of things, and the girls were off for the day to NYC to see a show with their choir group. Both Jeff and I literally cannot remember the last time such an event happened….

44 – the official start to my mid forties.

I’m 44 today. Which is weird because I feel 32 most days (not the days where my hip hurts enough to make me feel 84). But if I was 32, I’d be knee  deep in the hot mess that was the girls’ toddlers years and I do not want to go back to that! This…

Goals – 5/52

This week was a series of highs, plateaus and fails. Goals are hard!  And water is a terrible drink. Here is the weekly round up of my goals: Goal #1-  Drink 2 glasses of water daily– The bar could not be lower than 2 glasses a day and yet… Goal #2 – Try a new…

Texts with my husband.

This should give you a deep insight into the inner workings of our marriage. It has become a bit of a game to see if my family can catch me before I change into my sweats and/or pj pants for the day…because once those go on, the chances of me leaving the house are pretty…

The truth about leadership.

For the most part my job is pretty great. It is never mundane, lots of different opportunities and tasks, interesting people and enough freedom and creativity to keep me engaged. And some days it is heart wrenchingly hard with difficult decisions and awkward conversations. It is always looking at the bigger vision, understanding all the…

The coffeehouse bucket list- Rhode Island.

A little snowstorm was no match for my determination to make it to the Rhode Island coffee shop, Sydney. This is definitely a place that I would frequent if I lived locally. Great coffee and food options, lots of space and light…even kombucha on tap, though I’m not cool enough to be trend with that!…

Goals – Week 4/52

Yikes!  This week was the definite eye opener that goals are hard, January is tough and week 4 was not one of my shining moments. I also need to figure out how to maintain good habits in all aspects of my life while traveling for work. Coffee as a source of hydration and crappy food…

The coffeehouse bucket list.

This week Architectural Digest released their most beautiful coffeehouses in each state. I had joked that this list should be part of my bucket list and several friends in different states agreed! Road trip anyone? When I read the list, I had only been to one of the shops listed, the Panther in Miami, courtesy…

Goals – Week 3/52

Here is the weekly round up of my goals: Goal #1 – Drink water I slipped a bit this week and was rewarded with headaches. Did better near the end of the week. Goal #2 – Try a new recipe every week. Since she could eat solid food, the Bear has been a pasta lover….

A little seed sadness.

Every year at about this time I start dreaming about my summer garden. My favorite seed catalogues usually arrive about now. My family breathes a sigh of relief because they know what they can get me for my birthday. But not this year. At this point it is beginning to look like I will not…