There was a "bag sale" at the Manchester Thrift Store yesterday. Before the fall, they get rid of all of their summer clothing to make room for warmer, winter things. I feel a little giddy on bag sale days. You purchase a white garbage bag for $5 and then go around the store filling it… Continue reading Thrift stores, a contest!
On a recent trip, I saw this little house with a clock built into the peak! I have never seen such a thing (outside of Disney World houses, which I also love!). It made me smile. The Spirit of God is alive in this world, manifesting through us all of the time, in countless ways,… Continue reading Taking myself seriously…time to lighten up!
After writing the post this morning about reading, "Sleeping with Schubert", I had an idea. I don't know if it is a phenomenon shared only by women or not (any men out there who have experience with this, feel free to let me know) but the other day, I was finishing up a really good… Continue reading Summer reading
Today just feels like such an expansive day that I decided to post 2 blogs! I think it is time for another little contest. I was recently given a lot of cool samples of natural products, and have some small soaps (I love this brand of soap) and lip balms (have not tried these) that… Continue reading delight in small things, a little contest!
Lately, I have been experiencing hot flashes...and it really is about time, given the fact that I am going to be 56 this year, and it was beginning to scare me that I hadn't felt any symptoms of menopause. I was starting to look up to the sky and say, "Hey, did you forget me… Continue reading Offering it up
I've been a runner for 33 years and for most of these, ran in New Balance followed by Asics, which are big, well-cushioned, heavy shoes. Supportive, protective, serious shoes. Having a 9.5- 10 shoe size (for a woman) also adds to the serious look of the shoe. They are BIG shoes. A few months ago… Continue reading Do it flamboyantly?!
I saw this little wooden box a few months ago, at a second-hand store. It looked just like a friend of mine's dog so I bought it, feeling almost giggly at my purchase...couldn't wait to give it to her. As the days passed, when I looked at it, I found myself thinking, "What if she doesn't… Continue reading Not good enough?
I saw these stamps at the post office the other day. I didn't need stamps, so I wasn't going to buy them and then I thought, I cannot leave without these...I feel happy when I look at them...., "FOREVER CELEBRATE!" ... what better words could I attach to any message going out to the world?… Continue reading Contest day, celebrate!
3 days ago I was thinking about whether or not to get a cell phone and took the leap later that day, called Verizon and ordered one. This still feels like a very big deal to me, never having owned (and only occassionally borrowed) a cell phone before. It arrived on Wed. morning. I am pretty… Continue reading cell phones and laughter
I woke up yesterday morning and really felt inspired to hold a contest on my blog. Within a minute apprehension set in: What would people think? Would they think it was tacky? Would they feel it was somehow shallow? I knew what my motives were...it felt like a "divine idea" which to me is just… Continue reading on the right track…divine ideas!