Winter Wonderment

I'm not sure when it started - my love for winter - a season that is much, much more than a season to be endured - tolerated... I remember as a child, living at the top of a "big" hill (ummmm, yeah, I grew up in Kansas...), and those glorious snow days when hoards of neighborhood kids raced to our hill, sleds in tow - the thrill of sledding right down the middle of our street (which, of course, makes me…

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greeting the new year

It's here - 2019, that is. I awoke on new year's day feeling the same as always, and thought to myself - "huh..." Honestly, I am not sure what I was expecting - so, after a wintry morning walk up on the mountain, I prepared a champagne brunch - just Greg and myself. And so began the new year. I was excited to tear open my new journal - a cheery bright green - and started creating pages for the many…

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Quiet the mind

Sunrise - the dawn of a new day, new beginnings. As 2019 quickly approaches, I think of new beginnings, new plans, new goals. Have you ever struggled with making a decision? You think about it, and think about it, and then think about it some more (there is - quite possibly - some overthinking going on...). And then, you're certain that you can't possibly think any more, so you make a decision, only to realize that your decision is making you…

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Looking forward

The beginning of December and, already, I am looking forward to 2019. Sigh - I feel as though I am wishing a whole month away - but, really, I'm not. I know all too well that this month will whiz by more quickly than I am prepared for. Winter has arrived in Vermont; smile... Time for the bears to hibernate as I happily set out my bird feeders, once again, adding a handful of peanuts for my blue jays. I was…

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And just like that…

it's winter. Well, maybe not the real winter - at least my calendar says it's not really winter - yet and yet... The holiday season is upon us; holiday music and decorations, everywhere. It always takes me by surprise - I'm never quite ready. I am looking forward to the holidays, though, bidding adieu to 2018. And as the holidays approach, I've begun thinking about 2019, changes and transitions for the year ahead - planning and dreaming... and pondering a new journal…

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Simple Truths

"Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated." Confucius I can't finish what I don't start I enjoy writing posts - I do. My downfall seems to be getting started. I am always - always -  thinking of new ideas, my mind working in overdrive. But - I can't post what I don't sit down to write. Frustration is... frustrating - and exhausting Yeah... there has been a lot of this lately - the main reason I haven't made…

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