My husband and I decided to take a few days off together. We’ve both accumulated a number of days since there basically was no traveling last year. We decided to do a day trip to see something neither of us had done before (we did ask our kids to go with us as well, but… Continue reading Date Day
Yesterday, I weighed in under my goal weight. Just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke, I didn’t want to say anything until I had repeated the battle of the scales a second time. And this morning I did, still under. It wasn’t easy, and thanks to my husband and Noom for the support in… Continue reading Goal Met, and then some…
Today will be shorter because my new Bake from Scratch: Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker Volume 5 arrived. I knew it would be here soon as it was just released and I had pre-ordered it. It was a very pleasant surprise for the day. Now, I have the dilemma of what to make first.… Continue reading Bake from Scratch Vol 5
In traveling, whether it be just in my town or across the country, I get to see and get the feel of a community, the highs and the lows. I’ve been wondering about civic pride. As I think back over time, it seems there was a time when politicians, businesses, and citizens, cared about their… Continue reading Civic Pride
17,705 steps, 8.20 miles, 17 flights climbed. Those are the stats from my Activity Rings today on my Apple Watch. I closed all the rings and then some. As I often do in a new city, I woke up this morning wanting to do a walk about. My walk about adventures started several years ago… Continue reading Lafayette Walk About
Although it will be a staycation for the most part, it is still vacation time! I was able to get everything I needed to accomplish at work before leaving for the day. In fact, I was able to start on a project that has been on the back burner for that day when I have… Continue reading On Vacation!
An introvert needs time alone to rejuvenate pretty much every day. Zoom meetings are still draining, and with family home all the time due to the pandemic, finding a space of quiet and solitude is almost impossible. If one is an empathic introvert, this time alone, in a quiet space, without others in the near… Continue reading Empathic Introverts
We take two to three walks a day around the neighborhood. One in the morning, as a break from work, without the dog. Then one or two more, depending on the weather, with the dog. If we walk completely around our neighborhood, it is just a little over a mile. The walks definitely help with… Continue reading Bike Ride
We know empathy is a learned skill. As we grow up, our families, it is hoped, will help us, through modeling and through life experiences, teach us to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. If we want a toy, and just take it, our families or our teachers, help us to think about what it… Continue reading Empathy
It took a minute, but the pictures you all helped pick out are now hung. The cost and the time to get them had to be spread over a little bit of time. My ever doting husband, since the last ones arrived this week, promised to hang them in the dining room over the weekend.… Continue reading They are Hanging!