Good Morning! Yesterday morning there was a beautiful sunrise over Lead. Husband and I enjoyed our early morning coffee while we sat in awe of the vivid cotton candy colors. From our house you can see the Yates headframe but only in the winter because in the summer our neighbor’s annoying boxelder maples have overtaken … Continue reading I Can See Clearly Now
Happy Thursday (is another week almost done?!) The kid has a lot of toys. While it’s exciting to see him engage with toys more now that’s he’s a toddler, I often feel like our living room is an exploding play zone. I might have to put some of those toys away so he can really … Continue reading Just the Right Amount of Choices
Gooooood Morning Lead! I love decorating for Christmas. It’s so cozy and happy! I’m definitely a more is more kinda gal so I love the extra-ness of decorating. Then just as suddenly I’m tired of it. After the holidays all I want is to box it all up and clean. Taking everything down gives a … Continue reading Let’s Do This!
Good last morning of 2020! Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I kind of get tired of saying for the ten thousandth time, “I’m going to eat better, lose ten pounds, get in better shape, read more, stress less.” Blah….. A few years ago I came across the idea of picking a word or short … Continue reading My Word for the Year
Good Christmas Eve to you! Almost ten years ago this November I was living in Los Angeles. It had been a fun few years but as things sometimes do I woke up one morning, went to work and realized that I was over it. I put in my notice, packed up my tiny room and … Continue reading Not Just on the Oregon Trail
Good Morning! This week marks a year since I had my first kid. How long ago and recent it seems. The passage of time is always such a shock to us, even though of course it shouldn’t be. I’ve tried hard to grasp on to those tiny fleeting moments with my now-not-so-babyish baby this year, … Continue reading 18 Fleeting Christmases
Happy Frosty Thursday! My dad and son have been watching “My Octopus Teacher” on Netflix on repeat for the past few months. My dad loves swimming/the ocean/diving and Everett loves the pretty pictures and the soothing sounds. It’s good kid tv. Husband and I watched it the other day just to catch up on what … Continue reading Lessons from the Ocean
Hello! The year was 1993 and we had just moved from California to Boston and it was one our first Christmases in a place that actually felt like Christmas with snow, and hats and gloves and mittens and coats and all the rigamarole that winter entails with three kids (what a hassle for my poor … Continue reading All the Happy Lights!
Happy Thanksgiving! As Thomas and Leigha and I were planning the events we want to pull off in 2021 yesterday, we inevitably got to the part of every Wednesday afternoon where I run around wringing my hands and wondering what to write about in this week’s email. “Just write what you’re thankful for,” Leigha said … Continue reading The Home of My Heart
Good Thursday! I read about a study a few years ago that loneliness was more dangerous for your health than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. (See one write up about this study here: https://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20180504/loneliness-rivals-obesity-smoking-as-health-risk) It’s more dangerous for your health than your weight (which we all know is not really great – here’s looking at you … Continue reading How are you Doing? No, Really…