Why I need to have realistic expectations about time

Disbelief and denial. Is May only a few days away?! It was just winter, now spring, and summer plans are already underway. Time runs while I stroll. When I was younger, grown ups would wistfully comment how time passes too quickly for them. They'd say, "Enjoy this time, because living gets busy when you have … Continue reading Why I need to have realistic expectations about time

Inching my way to the gym and curbing this sweet tooth

via Daily Prompt: Glimmer Since last month's post about working out, I'm still going to the gym. It's not as often as I imagined, but I'm averaging twice a week. I would be much more motivated to exercise if I could see slimming effects, but weight loss is not as easy as in my 20s. … Continue reading Inching my way to the gym and curbing this sweet tooth

Move over, rush. Slow (kind of) is moving in.

via Daily Prompt: Rush Rush has become the theme of my life in the past few years. Everything seems hurried; even hurry itself is not fast enough for this rushed life. This morning I had one hour to myself at a coffee shop ACROSS the street from the kids' zoology class. It felt foreign to … Continue reading Move over, rush. Slow (kind of) is moving in.

A little flower blooms despite hostile conditions

Words from my six-year-old son gazing at our abandoned plants: "Mommy, we are terrible planters. Everything dies." My gardening skills are disastrous. I could take a perfectly thriving plant and kill it in days. But my hopeless optimism convinces me to plant seeds each spring. Occasional crops that sprout drive this desire: a mini watermelon; … Continue reading A little flower blooms despite hostile conditions