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This Old House If walls could talk

Written by on June 16th, 2017

So many people over the years since we’ve lived in the house at 122 N. Mound Street have said to us, “Don’t you love old houses?” I guess they don’t know what I know about this one. They don’t have to put up with the creaky floors, the plumbing that always needs attention and the [click title to read more ;)]


Bah, humbug! When shopping becomes a chore

Written by on December 22nd, 2016

It’s not that I don’t like the Christmas season, I’d rather focus on the Christmas reason, you know, the why we do all of this. I’ve had the Christmases that were perfect, with everyone unwrapping all that they asked for, the cooked-to-perfection meal for twenty, and the decorations that could make the spread in “Home and Gardens.” All [click title to read more ;)]


For those of you who still think losing weight will make you happy Questions to ask yourself about how others see you

Written by on November 10th, 2015
G Patterson Studio portrait garden. Nacogdoches Texas.

When Meghan Trainor came on the scene with her hit, “It’s All About the Bass,” denouncing those that would judge another because of their weight, we were all in enthusiastic agreement. To be honest, though, we size people up every day based on all kinds of things from how much money we make to where someone [click title to read more ;)]


The Hiccup in My Brain Here's a little drivel to go with your shovel

Written by on February 25th, 2015
Pano of the portrait garden

I woke up this morning different. As always with me in February, I begin to get a little moody. I’ve always blamed it on the lack of sunshine or of being outside less often. If I don’t watch myself, I begin to care less about the things that are important to me; I begin just passing [click title to read more ;)]


Nothing off the chopping block What I learned from Bill Murray

Written by on January 29th, 2015

I began running today. I’ve run plenty of other times, in fact most of my life I’ve run for recreation and leisure, but I had taken a hiatus.  I run for so many reasons. Because my pants feel tight, because I feel blue or maybe I feel “blah.” I run when I feel a little [click title to read more ;)]


Taking inventory Daydreaming and Grocery Shopping

Written by on January 21st, 2015

Instead of setting some goals for myself this year, I decided to take stock of my life. With everything I do, I ask myself why am I doing this? What is my main motivation?


My love affair and the year I resolve to change

Written by on January 8th, 2015
The road less traveled

You don’t have to worry, I still love my husband very much. I’m beginning to wonder, though, if I love myself more. A lot more! You see, I’ve been casually observing the thoughts that run through my head, and it would seem I am obsessed with myself. From the time I wake up in the [click title to read more ;)]