Personal growth · Raising kids · Uncategorized

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

Daily Prompt Posts · Personal growth

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

Nature observations and thoughts

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