Isn't this a cute little cake? Kudos to Betty Crocker for this cake image. I will keep trying. (Okay, this is actually a story from 6 years ago. Greg and I have been married 9-1/2 years now, so from our perspective, it is vintage). . For awhile Greg has been talking a lot about the … Continue reading Vintage Easter at Our House or the Easter Bunny Cake Faux “Paw”
It’s been a bit of a bluesy couple of weeks. Writing has been a bit tough. I missed posting last Friday. One of our cats ran off. He was a newly adopted, formerly feral boy. We think he might be hiding out in my neighbor's wild cat colony, but no one has really seen him. … Continue reading A Stroll Through the Arboretum
I guess that got your attention. It got mine. Have you ever had a Swiss Army Knife? I had one and I loved it. It did so many different things, from unscrewing screws, to cutting fishing line, to opening cans and bottles, a nail file and scissors, too. The fancy ones even had an eating … Continue reading Gratitude: The Swiss Army Knife of Emotions
What is a confidence tool kit? Not all of my tool kits are made to fix visible tasks. Sometimes problems are unseen, hidden away in our hearts. Which is why I have a much needed albeit somewhat hidden, confidence tool kit. With our ever-changing world doing crazy things these days, I find I have to … Continue reading My Confidence Tool Kit
As I’ve mentioned before, I live in the high desert. We average about 7 inches of rain a year. But most people don’t realize that this wasn’t always the case. Nevada’s Great Basin area was once a giant lake, Lake Lahontan. Lake Lahontan still exists today, but it a mere fraction of its original state. … Continue reading The Hidden Beauty of Adaptations
A few months back my Hubby, Greg was looking in the clearance aisle at one of our local WalMart stores. Greg likes to meander through that area, because you just never what kind of a deal you're are going find. He scored some amazing deals on wild bird food. We are talking really good deals, … Continue reading For the Birds
My dog Avalanche wakes me up bright and early each morning even on the darkest days. He looks at me with expectant eyes. And every morning, I sigh. “Okay,” I say. “I’m coming.” We have a routine. We go for a walk. If he thinks it’s anywhere remotely close to dawn, Avy will remind me … Continue reading The Zen of Dog Walking
This is probably the primary cause of Decision Fatigue, so I saved it for last. Differed decision making is basically just procrastination. There are times when holding off on a decision can make sense. Maybe we need a little more information to make a knowledgeable choice. Or perhaps it is one of those fun decisions, … Continue reading Decision Fatigue Pt. 4: Differed or Postponed Decisions
We are on the 2nd reason (3rd in the series) for Decision Fatigue Too many choices. In my first post on this topic, I mentioned an incident with my sister, Betty. We were meeting up for dinner and a visit. When I got there, she handed me a stack of 2-fer coupons for a bunch … Continue reading Decision Fatigue pt.3 Too Many Choices!
Decision fatigue is exhausting. It also prevents you from doing day to day tasks, having good experiences and relationships, accomplishing goals, and just feeling like you have a handle on your life. It also can seem like an impossible thing to fix. I mean, who has the time? We do. Our joy requires it. Our … Continue reading Decision Fatigue pt. 2 What’s Really Going On Here?