- Random Thoughts About Everything & Nothing -

  • The Ebb & Flow of Friendships

    friends I recently talked about the wide range of emotions I have been feeling. But I’ve also been struggling with friendships and how they have changed.

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  • Protein Balls

    protein balls We love these protein balls. I haven’t made them in a while, but everyone was happy when they appeared in the fridge.

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  • Emotions

    sky Lately, I have been feeling a lot of emotions as I am sure many of you have been as well. It’s quite a wide range of emotions and for a wide range of reasons.

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  • So Much Concrete

    concrete After the house was torn down, the excavator came in to dig out the basement of the house. Then there will be lots more concrete to be poured…so much conrete!

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  • Kid Book List - Halloween

    halloweenbooks Just in time for Halloween, here are a collection of kids books that are filled with monsters, witches and ghouls and sure to get your kids into the spooky spirit.

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  • Feeling Small

    small I am feeling small. My voice is small. I’m only one person. But I want to shout from the rooftops that we are all people, that we are all equal. Why is that not enough?

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  • Notorious RBG

    RBG This women was a hero. Ruth Bader Ginsberg was one of the most amazing women who walked this planet. She worked tirelessly for equality for everyone. She fought for so many things that should be important to every human.

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  • Writer Friends

    writers If you know me at all, you know I am a lover of books and reading. One thing that has made me so happy over the years is meeting authors. And even better, when those authors become my friends.

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  • Tearing Down The House

    teardown Having the house knocked down was probably the most exciting part of our house building process. This felt like the real start to making our dream of living at the lake happen.

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  • Progression of a Puzzle

    puzzle This was a puzzle I got because I was feeling down and in a rut and I wanted something to brighten my day. Rainbows always brighten my day and I love puzzles, so this was the perfect activity.

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  • What I've Read So Far This Year

    Challenge I wanted to do a little recap of the books I have completed so far this year to get me caught up to start doing some book reviews here. I didn’t want to do a post for all of them, but figured I shouldn’t leave out everything I’ve read so far in 2020, either. So here’s a little summary.

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  • First Week of School - 2020

    DL We survived the first week of distance learning (DL) in a new school, a new district and living in a temporary house. It’s been a whirlwind week with a few struggles here and there. Overall, things are going really well.

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  • Maximizer vs. Satisficer

    MorS Are you more of a maximizer or a satisficer?

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  • Distance Learning

    DL We have had a lot of decisions that have needed to be made recently as we are getting closer to being done building our house. But one decision that was really weighing on me was what we were going to do in the fall when school started. I was constantly thinking about it and was so relieved when we finally chose.

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  • Why I Quit Drinking

    NA Yes. You read that right. I quit drinking. During a pandemic. It was something I have been pondering off and on for a while, but it felt like it was the right time for me.

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  • Down Come The Trees

    Trees We had heard that sometimes the fire department would be willing to burn the property down and use it for training purposes. We had them come out and take a look, but ultimately, we didn’t have the right set up to make it work. The plan was to have it torn down. But to make it safe to tear down, we first had to get some tree issues taken care of.

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  • The Fun Begins

    HAYS I mentioned briefly about how we came to start our journey on the lake. The process of buying a lot, tearing a house down and building a new one has been quite the experience. And we aren’t finished yet! Here is what the house looked like when we started.

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  • Little Library Love

    LFL I have always loved seeing a Little Free Library while I am wandering around. I always take pictures of them and love to see what book treasures are inside. Some days I find lots of good books and other days, nothing is appealing to me.

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  • Welcome

    welcome Welcome to my new web playground!

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