All In a Day’s Work

I was debating what to title this entry as, “Oh, my aching back” was also a contender.  You see, I spent all day outside doing leaves today.  And now I’m beat and sore all over and …  Well, let’s start at the beginning.  It’s become fairly predictable after all of these years what the schedule […]

A Shopping Adventure

When I think grocery shopping what comes to mind first is necessity.  What comes next is usually something along the lines of irritation or, at best, energy draining.  That’s right, grocery shopping isn’t one of my favorite things.  I count myself lucky if I’m able to go in, whip through the aisles, grab what I […]

Time To Reflect

Back when I first moved into my house I would spend nights in the hot summer months looking out my bedroom window while waiting for sleep to come.  At the time, I had yet to replace my furnace (and upgrade to central air) and had yet to purchase a window fan.  As a result, my […]

In Time

I don’t know which I enjoy more: making a list of things to do or crossing them off as I complete them.  Or, maybe I like making a list of projects just so I can cross off the projects and feel like I’ve accomplished something.  Maybe.  Though, I don’t pad the list with non-essentials like: […]

An Off Day Off

I was looking forward to today – a vacation day!  Seems like forever since I last had one. (Holidays don’t count.)  I also had different plans for today than the usual work on the house or yard projects.  For today I was going to be my own personal assistant and take care of the little […]

Ritual Vs. Covenant

I have a question – how many times does one need to be baptized?  I witnessed a number of baptisms on Sunday at the church that I’ve been visiting.  The first two were a married couple who spoke of being born and raised within the Church.  They were baptized as babies and made public profession […]

The Next Big Trip

Some time ago I began reading through a travel book on my next international destination.  With the all-consuming ArtPrize event now over I can focus more of my attention to this trip.  So it was that I finally sat down and typed up a list of places and things I wanted to visit and experience […]

A Good Read

A few months back I made the personal goal of reading through all of the unread books in my collection.  A couple of weeks ago I finished a lengthy, though captivating, sci/fi book and was prepared to read a second book by the same author.  Well, there must have been been something holding me back […]

A Little Take and Give

So, I have good news and bad news.  You’ll have to read about the bad news first as the good news will put it all into perspective.  I went to retrieve my ArtPrize entry today while on lunch.  First thing I noticed when walking into my little room was that there wasn’t anything on my […]

Portrait of a Bag Killer

When you’re on Facebook, you learn very quickly that your profile picture says a lot about you – your personality, interests, activities, etc.  Some people select a cartoon character, their pet or even their child to “represent” themselves while others are content with a happy, smiling picture of themselves.  Some people leave one picture up […]