Smile

It’s been cold in Arkansas. Super cold. Like I’m not stepping a toe outside cold. Like literally our world has stopped cold. Like it hasn’t been this cold since 1899, according to a Tweet from the National Weather Service. So for an outdoor exerciser, this can pose a problem. Luckily, I have been recently introduced … More Smile

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Smile

It was 5:08. In the morning. Like clockwork, Dave had jumped in the bed an hour earlier, just to make sure, I surmise, that I hadn’t forgotten about him and our sacred walk time which always begins promptly at 5:15.  After stumbling around in the dark searching for a pair of socks, I made my … More Smile

On Moving

Moving to a new home, a much smaller home, after 21 years, provided us the perfect opportunity to downsize.  Letting go of my stuff – clothes, momentos, chachkies, knickknacks, do-hickies, and dust filled time saving devices – was a painstaking process. “Trimming the Fat” is not for the faint of heart! Let’s face it, I … More On Moving

Pets

There are some constants in this upside down state of being known as 2020.  Perhaps some of the most vital fall into the pet category. In fact, in spite of plummeting sales in many sectors, the percentage of pet adoptions has actually increased since the onset of the Stay at Home Orders that many of … More Pets

Luck

It’s hard these days to even consider the possibility of harnessing good luck, due to the fact that life, as we know it, has drastically changed. Comings and goings are clouded with an air of caution; tension, a familiar, yet unwelcome guest, pervades.   Because I have been given the wherewithal to prevail when faced with … More Luck

Hope

I’m a sucker for trees. Big trees, small trees, evergreens, deciduous, it doesn’t matter.  I am an equal opportunity tree hugger.   My miniscule front yard boasts an old Southern Magnolia, a redbud and a ginormous crepe myrtle, the trifecta of hardy blooms greeting my gaze towards the heavens.  It’s absolutely delightful. Although there’s not too … More Hope