Pandemic: loss of motivation and climbing up & out of the ‘lost year’

It's been a long time since I have posted. I, like everyone else, have had to navigate this crazy pandemic. I fell off the wagon with my workouts and have gained a lot of my weight back. SIGH. I stopped being able to work out with my trainer and gyms closed and given that I... Continue Reading →


I usually keep politics out of my blog, I wanted to write something about tolerance.  During these very divisive times, I am finding it extremely difficult to manage my relationship with my family and friends with polar opposite political views.  I have been really struggling to reconcile being friends with someone who seems to stand... Continue Reading →

Pandemic: Isolation Takes Its Toll

Unlike other disaster scenarios, this virus has us suspect of every cough, weary of touch and in many respects on our own.  I myself am a homebody, yet even I am having difficulty. Suddenly not being able to just hop in the car with a friend and go out to lunch....not being able to hug... Continue Reading →

The Happy Jar

In all fairness, this is NOT my idea.  This is a lovely idea that I stumbled across while online three years ago, however, it's just too wonderful to keep to myself.  I made one for myself, my mom, and my two best friends as gifts for several years running. This holiday season my two best... Continue Reading →

What Do I Want To Do When I grow up?

This question has been a problem for me since I was preparing to graduate from high school.  Sadly, at 43, I still don't know.  Recently, I was instructed to ask myself "What do I want?"  This question unnerves me because it's a question I cannot answer. I go completely blank and when I attempt to look into... Continue Reading →

More Of My Photos

Sky over the Chesapeake Bay, VA   Abandoned building from the inside, Cape Charles, VA    Sunset on the Lafayette River, Norfolk, VA   Early morning kayaking on Alamoosek Lake, Orland, Maine   Mount Moran, Grand Teton National Park, WY -my pre-digital photography days...1997 (scanned from hard copy photo)   Dawn from Thunder cove, Mt.... Continue Reading →

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