Life Lessons Happen in an Unlikely Place: the Kitchen

Someone recently asked me if I enjoy cooking, and I wasn’t sure how to answer the question. It’s complicated. I’ve never been particularly confident when it comes to my culinary skills. When our kids were young, I made a lot of Hamburger Helper and we made weekly outings to McDonald’s. It was just easier forContinue reading “Life Lessons Happen in an Unlikely Place: the Kitchen”

People Were Right: I Am Tired

I chose to ignore what people were saying during the school year. Right and left, I noticed quotes and comments on Instagram and Twitter about teachers saying how tired they were. Allies were saying the same thing about us. I chose to ignore what was being said, because I’m a firm believer that even ifContinue reading “People Were Right: I Am Tired”

Kindness Always Wins, Always

I believe that a person should always be kind no matter how hard it might be. I don’t know why but sometimes it’s a challenge to be kind, especially in a world where people tell you that sometimes you just have to be an asshole.  People take advantage of kindness. People see kindness as aContinue reading “Kindness Always Wins, Always”

When a Simple Errand Becomes Life-Changing

Yesterday I picked up an order for my daughter so that she wouldn’t have to leave the house with her infant son. Easy enough. I drove there, picked it up, and headed back. On my way I encountered several four way stops. At one in particular there were red reflectors attached to each stop sign.Continue reading “When a Simple Errand Becomes Life-Changing”

Hitting a Detour Doesn’t Equate with Failure

To say my journey to overall better health is off to an auspicious start would be very accurate. I had everything organized to set myself up for success, and then this happened: Our grandson Ace was born, our first grandchild. While I was planning to start focusing on my journey, my path went completely toContinue reading “Hitting a Detour Doesn’t Equate with Failure”