The Blessing and the Curse

The Blessing and the Curse

Hubby turned 50 last week. Instead of the usual birthday bash, he opted for a week-long getaway in a farm-style cottage on a thriving, mountainous wine farm at the foot of a treacherous mountain pass. It was incredible: the views, the calm, the winter-sun pushing...
FMF – Focus

FMF – Focus

  Well, it’s 34 degrees in my area today and so the Five Minute Friday prompt for this week is almost prophetic for what I need to do to overcome the weather conditions during the next few days: FOCUS.   I didn’t always focus well. I struggled to focus...
Gratitudes # 2

Gratitudes # 2

This week was a hard one. Temperatures were scorching to the point that I could hardly produce any creative thought. I attempted many tasks this week, but have to admit that I caved in to the humidity and struggled to stay focused. So, not a productive week compared...
Gratitudes # 1

Gratitudes # 1

It is often easier to grumble about what we believe we’re being deprived of, than to rejoice and delight in what we’re being blessed with. So, in keeping with my One Word 365 for this year – explore – and as an antidote to any grumbling I may feel inclined to...
One Word 365 – 2015 Wrap Up

One Word 365 – 2015 Wrap Up

I was introduced to the concept and community of One Word 365 by Claire de Boer. It was in December 2014 that she posted on her website what her one word for this year would be and encouraged her readers to share their word for the new year. I was intrigued. The idea...