My One Word for 2020

Well, the house is quiet. Just Quinn and I this morning. Last Thursday, I drove Kristin and her BF, and Alli and her fiance (that just happened!) to Atlanta to catch their flights. Then on Tuesday morning, I drove our son, Logan, and his girlfriend of almost seven years, to the Columbus airport. So we…

Thursday’s Thoughts: November 14th, 2019

October marked the one year anniversary of living in our new home. We've accomplished a lot, but there are still many projects left to tackle. We spent last winter working outside in our 'woods', unwrapping and pulling down vines from trees, removing underbrush and fallen trees, and cutting down 'less desirable' trees (with the hope…

Thursday’s Thoughts: October 31st, 2019

This is Quinn: Isn't she precious?! I mean, really. Just look at her. Best. Dog. Ever. Of course, I may be a bit biased. (You know, my view may be slanted. I see the good; I overlook or ignore the not-so-good.) For example, she's a snuggler, but she's not so good at listening. (Unless a…

Thursday’s Thoughts

Speaking my mind is not a gift I possess. Oh, I'm not saying there aren’t a whole lot of conversations going on in there, but for the most part, I keep all those thoughts locked up tight. Too afraid of offending someone. Too afraid of not being liked. Too afraid of not knowing what I'm…

Not Quite the Weekend I Had Envisioned

Last weekend was supposed to be (that's your spoiler alert right there) race weekend. Alli (my baby) and I had registered months ago, airline tickets had been purchased, and training was complete. Unfortunately, (spoiler alert #2) life does not always go as planned. For starters, the day before heading back to Wisconsin, my uncle passed…