Being in the Present

I am a planner. I love to plan. When I am making plans for something (such as now with the rose garden), I am completely single-minded. I can’t think or talk about anything else. I know that it drives my family crazy. On this project, I have tried to dial it back some, but sadly…

The Best of 2015

2015 was a frustrating year for us in many ways. Steve was inundated with school work, while I spent most of the year plagued with injuries and illnesses, and so exhausted from work that I had no energy for anything else. I can’t say that I am sorry to say good-bye to 2015, but there…

Declutter Holiday!

This post was originally published January 19, 2015. This weekend, we went visit my parents in East Tennessee. My dad retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and they live just outside the Oak Ridge city limits. Now, as you may recall from previous posts, Oak Ridge is the location of the nearest Holiday Bureau! So…

Thank You, 2014

This post was originally published December 31, 2014. As we count down the final hours of 2014, some will be happy to see the old year end. For me and for my family, however, 2014 was a very good year. So many positive things happened for us during the past year. We began tackling the…