Winter is nature’s way of saying, "Up yours." ~Robert Byrne Despite the start of a fresh New Year, the last two weeks have been a struggle for me as I try to muster up the energy and focus to get through each day. December . . .
Anything you lose automatically doubles in value. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966 In March of 2019, I got the opportunity to talk to a reporter for a story for The New York Times about people who organize their homes using . . .
Face what you think you believe, and you will be surprised. ~William Hale White Over the past three days, I have been slowly coming out of hibernation mode, taking my time as I get back to a regular writing schedule, ease back . . .
A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. ~Thomas Keller As I prepare for Christmas dinner at our home, I look forward to the smell of turkey roasting in the oven and the opportunity to make my . . .
Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life. ~Author Unknown Friday the 13th is usually my lucky day. I wasn’t thinking about luck this past Friday, instead, my thoughts were on my nervous stomach: my older son . . .
“The greatest gift you can ever own is not found in the shops or under your Christmas tree, it is found in the hearts of your loving family and your true friends” – Unknown Since embracing minimalism several years ago, I see . . .
Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you're home. ~ Carol Nelson Thanksgiving is the weekend we put up our Christmas tree and decorate for the holidays. The boys would get excited as my husband pulled the . . .
Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu This Thanksgiving marks the fourth Thanksgiving without my Mom; it will also be the first Thanksgiving my brother’s family will sit down to without my nephew, who . . .
If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you said about people and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? ~ Author unknown, quoted by Jacob M. Braude I can’t stand bullying and mean . . .
Don't find fault. Find a remedy. ~Henry Ford It is amazing how things can change in just twelve months. This morning as I looked at our online family calendar, I inadvertently clicked “November 2018”; I scanned the calendar, curious to . . .