Why yes, I am intimately aware that we're well into this new year. It's been awhile, now hasn't it? I've popped in sporadically on my WordPress reader; I've clicked when alerted by that orange notification blot, which reminds me I am painfully behind replying to comments (so so sorry; I'll get there), but mostly I've … Continue reading Happy 2018!
I am a nomad. I live and breathe any and every opportunity to travel the globe and immerse myself in new places and cultures. Traveling is what makes me feel most alive. At least I USED to feel this way. I've been on adventure-travel hiatus since Piers and Wallace came on the scene, though I'm … Continue reading Travel Anxiety and Pontificating on My Marriage
I have felt this overzealous need to reduce the amount of stuff in my life for a long time. Maybe forever. I've just never needed a lot of material possessions to be happy. In fact, less for me has always meant more in terms of feeling peaceful and content. But then, I've never been all … Continue reading Christmas Makes Me Want to Downsize
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I've spent the past four nights in a tent...with Gil, the kids and one of our dogs. I have one more to go. I like camping and roughing it and all that, but I think three nights is my max. On Day 2, I made the mistake of sharing with Gil that I was enjoying … Continue reading I’m Tapped Out on Family Fun
Busy times, y'all. The boys and I just returned from a two week trip visiting our friends in Western North Carolina. We got in Sunday and I'm trying to motivate myself to get off the couch and put my house back together. Instead I'm surfing the Internet and soul searching. I ran across the following … Continue reading Unplanned Summer Blogging Sabbatical
Hi friends, it's been too long. Where did the time go? I thought I'd pop in and give you a quick update. The last month has been busy with some exciting ventures on the horizon. I had no plans to stop blogging, but honestly it simply took an accidental backseat to other endeavors. I'm at … Continue reading Hello and Thank You!
Gil just took the boys to the store to buy a filter for the vacuum cleaner. The last week has been interesting. I'm writing this quickly, so I'll do my best to summarize the main happenings, particularly the situation with Gil. I noticed a difference in him last weekend when he arrived to pick up … Continue reading I Never Cease to be Amazed in this Marriage
The kids and I got in Sunday from a TEN day vacation. It was all kinds of fabulous.We began last weekend camping with Gil and six other couples in the mountains. Then the boys and I stayed with our friends, Ani, Zip, and their girls for the week. They welcomed us into their home that … Continue reading Back to Life; Back to Reality
Crazy, right? I seriously can't believe it's actually been that long. Five years ago, after lots of back and forth, messing up, promising we'll do better, yada, yada, yada, Gil and I got rid of ALL of our credit cards. I am proud of the progress we've made and our commitment to living within our … Continue reading I Haven’t Used Credit Cards In FIVE Years