Sunday Night Check-In: A New Normal

This weekend felt like a regular weekend for a change. I promised myself that I wouldn’t get involved in a house project other than cleaning up, and I made an appointment for a massage and a facial so I could “reset” this body of mine that has carried me through about three months of insane […]

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Night Moves … Down on Main Street

Today was a day of too many spreadsheets and not enough love. I came home exhausted but couldn’t stop working until I made a dent in the mountain of stuff on my list. My appliances for my kitchen finally arrived, and I had my head down working while the guys removed the door of the […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Hardwood, Antiques and Lake Trout

  Last week was a killer at work. We have a big training event this week, and I’m the Training Manager. So, I was swamped and worked longer hours than I can remember working in a long time. But I think we are ready. In fact, by Friday morning – even though Friday was brutal […]

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Shared Treasures and Beautiful Things

I’m settling in to my little cozy house and am starting to make it my own. I took down the broken wooden blinds that covered up my beautiful double-hung windows and let the sun shine in. I’m starting to take up the carpet off my hardwood floors even though it’s a lot harder than I […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Windmills, Perch and New Beginnings

Yesterday I hid. I stayed in my house on the lake and drank tea and ate fruit and read Undaunted Courage and napped. I deep-conditioned my curls but did nothing else. I tried to go for a run, but I petered out about 3/4 of the way through and walked the rest of the way […]

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Whew … What a Week!

For a four-day workweek, this one was a killer. Yesterday was supposed to be my closing date, but it slipped, so now I close on the house Tuesday. I’m looking forward to getting settled in my new home with my animals and my belongings. The last month has felt more like six months, and I […]

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I Feel a Chill in the Air

I was just startled by the raucous calls of an army of Canada Geese rising up from the lake to start their morning journey. Ashok raised her head with perked ears, and both of the cats jumped up onto the windowsills to see what was asunder. The cool breeze flutters the sheers, and I had to put on […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: End of Summertime

If I was at home – (oh wait, I am at home). Alright, if I was still in Louisiana, I would be counting down the days to the end of the heat in October … or November … or like last year … December. We ran the air conditioner at Christmas last year, and it […]

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Whirlwind: Sunsets, Collaboration and Insomnia

Whew! What a week! I started my new job this week at Whirlpool. Honestly, my mind is in a harried state although I did sleep the whole night through las night for the first time since I got my offer about 3 weeks ago. There is nothing better than a full night’s sleep after a […]

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