I like to twirl…..and twirl….and twirl.  Do you twirl? I can walk in my yard and just start to spin.  My arms spread out and my head tilted back.  I spin for only a moment, just enough to get my hair flying and feel a gush of wind on my face. It is an amazing feeling of freedom and lightheartedness that usually is reserved for little kids. It is that sense of not having a care in the world.  You are immune to everything.  It is uninhibited and it is fabulous!!! I think that is why I like to use the word twirl whenRead More →

I am a firm believer that life is like a book.  It can be long or short.  It can be well written or it can be a bit of a mess.  It can be of great historical importance or it can be almost so surreal that it seems like science fiction. There are chapters that capture our hearts and there are chapters we would soon rather forget.  It can be so fascinating that there may be volumes or it could be so slow you may just want to peek at the cliff notes. And in most good books you can look at the people whoRead More →

Do you have specific things that your mom said to you growing up that ring in your ears as part of your everyday life?  It can be little things like the way she said I love you or how she answered the phone.  It can be little affirmations that she would tell you all the time or even ways you were reprimanded.  (My mom is now reading this and feeling nervous as to what I’m about to say.)  On a daily basis, I get to hear my mom’s voice….part of it is because I call her all the time and the other part is thatRead More →

Stupid…..stupid…stupid..stupid.  This is what I was saying on Friday night.  We were going to have weekend company and I thought I would try something new for dinner.  Nooooooo!!!  You are NEVER supposed to do that!  What happens if it doesn’t turn out?  What happens if it is overcooked? Now a normal person would not go into hysterics if dinner is ruined but I think we all know by now I’m not normal!  Let me rewind and play back the whole scene for you…… Some friends were coming for the weekend and planning on being here around dinnertime.  (Honestly, it doesn’t matter what time you planRead More →