When I finished my cancer treatment, and I was seen at being “EOD” (meaning End of Disease); I became known as a survivor. I guess the medical staff has to put you in some sort of a category, a box as it were, and this is mine. Honestly though, I really dislike being put into … Continue reading Surviving or Thriving?
Things are changing. Last year did not go as planned. I had my garden plans, I had plans for new tours at the Arboretum. I wanted to travel. And pretty much all of those plans went straight out the window in February. I spent a good part of the rest of the year, along with … Continue reading Changes
After this final post of 2019, I'll begin the new year with more of my usual topics. It's funny, I can always find ways to talk about joy. This past year was a challenge, it's true. But it was also a time of excitement and learning. I'm looking forward to sharing the joy. I decided … Continue reading The Elephant in the Room (part 2)
(This is a long post) I’ve wanted to restart my blog entries for awhile now. I have a list of topics to share and I know what I want to write, but I’ve been holding back because I haven’t known how to link the past with the now. I haven’t known how to talk about … Continue reading The Elephant in the Room.
It’s been awhile since I posted. It’s been hard to write a post about joy because for a short time, I lost track of mine. In January I was diagnosed with a ovarian cyst with a malignant tumor inside. It was a very large cyst, the size of a basketball. They removed it on Valentine’s … Continue reading Finding My Joy Again
Four years ago, Greg and I created a guilt -free home. For years, I had been weighed down by guilt. Most of it was self-imposed. I felt guilty about having a cluttered home. I felt guilty about not wanting all of my mom’s and sister’s stuff to invade my home. I felt guilt because I … Continue reading Let’s Ditch the Guilt in 2019!
I posted this last year, so maybe it's a bit of a cop-out to re-post. The thing is I wrote this for my hubby as a stocking stuffer several years ago. We both love it. We've shared it with friends, as well. Some of the pets have changed, but the holiday chaos is the … Continue reading Merry Christmas
When Greg and I were planning our wedding, we wanted something a little different. We also wanted it casual, relaxed, quirky, and fun. We both come from a role-playing background, he with his assorted D20 games, and me, with my love of Renaissance Fair acting. At the time, we were both interested in Steampunk, so … Continue reading Role-Playing
Phew, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written a post. This month has been pretty hectic, and time has just slipped by It was after I tidied our home that I was able to learn how to tread joyfully through my life. It’s a learning experience. One thing that I never thought … Continue reading A Volunteer Newsletter
A bonus post for the emotions of stuff 6 part series. Well, together we went through my emotional tidying adventure. It felt weird just kind of leaving it ending with sentimentals. My emotional tidying journey taught me about “me” and not so much about my stuff. Each category brought a little more of my … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: What I Learned About Me