I lived, breathed and ate flamingos… in a figurative manner, of course. And as long as I’m writing in an exaggerated way, I became the flamingo. I fully embrace the flamingo lifestyle. That’s the approach I took to develop my … Continue reading Fabulous Flamingos
I sat in church this morning and asked God to fix things. The evening of December 3rd derailed me. I haven’t been interested in anything since that evening. The answer to my prayers was unexpected. I decided I would return … Continue reading My Victorious Return to the LBJ National Grasslands
Earlier this year I spotted the world’s most beautiful broken branch on a secluded dirt road. It just so happened my friend’s vehicle was the ideal size to take the branch home. Why do I need a branch? No idea. … Continue reading Beautiful broken branch
I’m at a loss for words on how to properly introduce today’s guest blogger. She’s the mother of my friend, Alana Jenkins, whom I met a few years ago in dance class. Pamela is a very thoughtful and generous person. I’m very grateful she took the time to share her touching story. What motivates you, Pamela Jenkins? I learned to crochet when I was about six years old. My grandmother taught me how to hold the crochet yarn and hook, and to make a simple chain of loops. I remember tying one end of the chain to a bedroom doorknob, … Continue reading What motivates you, Pamela?
About a month ago, I treated myself to expensive new running shoes and a fancy pair of socks marked with a left and right foot. Before I started my workout on the treadmill I paused to take a photo of my new shoes. I was quite happy with my new purchases and was excited to test the shoes. Maybe the shoes will help me run faster! But then a man interrupted my happiness. He snuck up and got on the treadmill with me. I vehemently told him to get off. He did. Then he asked when I’d start wearing sports bras … Continue reading Old Grouch Lady Protects Others
I received a notice from the HOA to trim the holly bushes. I never enjoyed getting reprimanded as a kid and that hasn’t changed as an adult. But I couldn’t disagree with the HOA. The bushes were unruly. I also … Continue reading Holly Bushes
This week’s “What motivates you?” is provided by my Uncle Pete. He’s the first uncle I asked to participate and I’m really grateful he agreed. He put much care and thought into his response. I think many readers will be … Continue reading What motivates you, Uncle Pete?
A couple weeks ago I featured Grandma answering the question, What motivates you?” The video was in Spanish and as I mentioned, my translation skills aren’t the best. My Uncle Pete stepped up and translated the video for this week’s … Continue reading What motivates you, Grandma? (English Translation)
Today’s post is written by my friend Tore Bellis. He agreed to participate but was concerned he’d give the wrong answer. I reminded him there are no wrong answers – just different points of view. I think you’ll enjoy this … Continue reading What motivates you, Tore?
Today’s guest writer is one of my best friends I’ve known for over 15 years. We are polar opposites in terms of personality – she’s boisterous and fun while I’m the quiet, serious one. But I think that’s why we … Continue reading What motivates you, Michelle?