In September, I attempted The Minimalist’s 30 Day Minimalist Game. Here’s how it works: on day 1, you select 1 item to get rid of. On day 2, you select two items, and so on until day 30 when you declutter 30 items. When you do the math, the challenge works out to a total […]Read More A Month of Decluttering
I’ve been wanting to write for a while now. I’ve been going through so many mental and emotional changes since Wanderlust. I haven’t been able to articulate the changes, though. It’s been overwhelming and fast. So instead of filling in the play by play since my last post, I’ll just share what I know in […]Read More Seven Things I Learned At Wanderlust Squaw Valley 2018
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Traditionally, Catholics “give up something for Lent.” The practice is meant to bring one closer to God in two ways: first to separate oneself from worldly pleasures or crutches and second to experience some of the suffering Jesus endured for our sins. The most common things […]Read More Celebrating Lent
Hello All! So you already know I’m obsessed with my Farm Fresh to You CSA deliveries. However, I did notice that despite the crazy variety of items that are offered, I was kind of sticking with the same basics. So, I made a rule for myself. Every other week, I was going to try something […]Read More Lemon Garlic Rainbow Chard
I’m in bed for day number two and it finally dawned on me what I did to myself. My colitis flared up in July. For the most part I worked around it or ignored it. I usually manage it quite well with diet. This time, I just continued with my food free-for-all. That technique didn’t […]Read More Detoxing is No Joke
Two days post-Christmas and I’ve moved past sadness into acceptance. Am I really going through the stages of grief over Christmas’s past? Why yes, it appears I am. So what does acceptance look like? I guess it looks like an almost maniacal obsession with the new year and Spring. Luckily, I’m at my desk, working […]Read More Out With the Old…Year, Attitude, Whatever….
I’m not a Bah Humbug person. I’ve actually been quite elfy in the past. I’ve always loved decorating, baking, gift giving and spending time with family, so naturally I’ve loved Christmas because I get to roll all of those things into one season. But as we get older, things seem to change. Family members pass […]Read More Do They Know It’s Christmas Time At All?
Oh yeah, that menu planning thing again… Tonight is our monthly dinner with my bestie and it happens to be her birthday as well. The goddess wants Spaghetti Factory so the goddess shall have Spaghetti Factory. I ain’t complainin’. Tomorrow, we’re traveling up north a couple hours because momma wants a Christmas Tree with a […]Read More Mom, What’s For Dinner? Vol. 4
Healthy Eating Made Easy I bought myself a present I’ve been eyeing for years. The gift of “farmer’s market delivery.” That’s just what I’m calling it. I joined a CSA called Farm Fresh to You. What on earth is a CSA, you ask? It stands for Community Supported Agriculture. I’m the community, supporting local agriculture. […]Read More There’s a Farmer’s Market on My Porch!
Titles and Taglines Today’s step in the blogging fundamentals process is to tell you the story of my blog’s title. Once upon a time, I saw a picture that said, “Until Further Notice, Celebrate Everything.” I’ve been through enough ups and downs in life to know that that was very sound advice. But I also […]Read More What It Means to Celebrate Life