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.
This is part three of a six part series on the de-cluttering. When I was 11, once a month I would head out to Woolworth’s to buy a Nancy Drew book. Each book cost a $1.69 plus tax. I would save my allowance between each purchase and set aside exactly the amount needed, plus … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: Books
This is part two in a six part series on de-cluttering. Welcome back to my series on the Emotions of Stuff. Yesterday's post was a bit of an intro into why we have such strong feelings about our belongings. Going forward, I'm going to revisit the different categories of my journey through the emotions … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff : Clothing
So often we’re told that the small stuff is just that: small and insignificant. We hear that it’s the big stuff, the big picture, that really matters. And that by looking at the bigger picture, you’ll have direction and joy. Maybe that’s true some of the time. But I really like to look at … Continue reading The Small Stuff Does Matter
When I started this experiment to go without a daily list, I really thought that I would probably cave after a day or two. I lived my life by my daily list. I really thought that it was a guiding factor to my day, and that without it, I wouldn’t get much done. But, I … Continue reading A Last Look at the Daily List
Today, I'd thought I'd share an excerpt from the Secret Language of Flower Tour I'm giving at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum, this Friday. It's a sample of the kinds of fun and free things we offer to the Reno community. It's all about promoting interest in nature, educating families, our local history, and … Continue reading The Secret Language of Flowers