Category Archives: Lifestyle

Part One: Hitting A Brick Wall

When my front yard looks like this, it means a couple of things.   One, I screwed up big time, somehow. Two, I have to completely re-plant and that means a lot of physical work beginning i......

My longest post EVER?

Windows seem to frequently represent possibility or potential. At least, they do for me. I had a window open up for me a few days ago and the view was unsettling. During a recent conversation w......

Capturing those moments, one at a time, and holding them close

Last Fall, I went on a wine tour with some high school friends (notice that I omitted the word “old”?) Having lived in Oregon as long as I have, I don’t believe I’ve ever been on an official tou......

Paying Attention to my Lupus Road Signs in January

This morning, I’m so happy to see the sun streaming through the windows again. Well, once I get past the realization that they desperately need cleaning. We have had three glorious days of beau......

Five minute check-in: Modern Simplicity Equals Limitations in Perception

Little by little, I’m making my rounds in gathering the holiday decor together into one room.  Of course, it is the room where I like to run to for some creative fun and escape the piles and em......

Follow Up

Dropping by today to post some follow up pics on the holiday gifts I put together. Hopefully they will inspire you to create something this year. In my December 2012 post, Hurricane Maria, I men......

“…- – -…” the CI Way

The other day I received an email from a friend and colleague who has been hit hard with the flu, by Pacific NW standards. Oregon hasn’t been hit as hard as the rest of the country…yet, ap......

Getting back up on the wagon, one glass at a time

I think I can count the number of times I had soda pop (hey, I like vintage phrases!) in 2012 on one hand.  That is, until December struck and I probably had five a week.  My weakness?  Ginger a......

To Grandfather’s House I go

After driving to Eugene and back two out of the last three days, I was happy to stick around the house and try to catch up on my usual daily activities.  With the emails, late cards that I didn’......

Welcome 2013!

    I want to share my mantra for 2013 with you.   We spend a great deal of time defining ourselves with our brains – using terms or phrases that everyone ‘out there’ will underst......