Advent – You Know that Thing Before Christmas

I love this season. As a kid and even a young mother October 1 marked the beginning of t he build up to Halloween followed by the build up to Thanksgiving and then we could finally start talking about Christmas. I wrote about my love for Fall in a recent blog. What I have noticed,…

With a Song… from My Car?

My car gave me a song this week. I know that sounds crazy, but my car does this occasionally. I usually listen to an audio book on my morning commute so my car’s audio system is always tuned to find my favorite Bluetooth device  – my iPhone. I have an Audible account so my car usually auto-selects…

Winter is Coming

Winter is coming. As much as I love fall I hate winter. I wrote about my love for fall in a recent blog. I live in Houston so my dislike of winter is not because the weather is so cold since our winter only involves a couple nights of below freezing with most days seeing…

For Better For Worse

This week Russell and I attended a couple of events celebrating marriage. The first was the wedding of a sweet young couple, Alex and Stephen. A few days later we attended a vowel renewal for one of my good friends from work, Misha and her husband, Rod in honor of their 10th anniversary. It was…

It’s a Girl!

This week I met the most adorable little girl. She is all of five pound two ounces, and she has only been in this world for just a couple of days. She has already stolen my heart though. Who knew such a little package could cause such overwhelming emotion? Her name is Vivi and she…

Waiting for Surprises

I have never been good at waiting. I am that person who turns to the last few pages of a novel to see how things end even though I have barely read the first chapter.  It is a really silly thing to do actually because after just starting a book skipping to the end usually…

A Little Halloween

I have heard it is fall. I have seen photos posted on Facebook by friends showing the leaves changing colors in other parts of the country. I have heard rumors there is a general election coming up, which is another sure sign that fall is here. Walking through Target I see the black cat and…

A Little Journey – The Baby Shower

About six years ago right after my daughter got married I went with a group of girlfriends to Paris to celebrate our friend’s 50th birthday. We had a lovely time soaking in all that is Paris from the art to the wine to the cheese to the markets. One particular day while shopping in an outdoor…

Less Stuff, but Lots Happier.

I just finished reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben. I’m a little late to the party since this was published in 2009, but it is a great book and if you have not already read it I highly recommend it. In reading it I realized I have spent the last year of my life on my…