the 7 reminders you need today.

I’m a list maker. I’m pretty sure I came out of the womb with a Post-It note stuck to my forehead and a planner in my right hand. It is my life. It actually turns out to be a good thing because the hot flashes that come at age 50 cause power surges in your brain resulting in the need for daily reminders about everything. I am certain that is why they invented those little SMTWTFS pill { read more… }

birthday teeth.

Y’all, I had my 50th birthday in August. I had a party, and it was the best ever. Well, actually, it was the first ever, too, so that makes it first and best! It had all the things I love: family, friends, balloons, and CUPCAKES! Plus I had precious friends who blessed me with the kindest words, live music(!!), the funniest song (!!!!) and great food… beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. You’re probably wondering why { read more… }

i have seen Him.

I remember the day quite clearly. I walked out of the optometrist’s office with a pair of round lens tortoise-shell glasses and proudly pronounced, “Who knew trees had leaves?” I was being a bit facetious about the knowing part, but I wasn’t at all teasing about the being about to see them part. Having self-selected not to wear glasses for years because I didn’t think they looked good on me, I had also chosen to miss { read more… }

M&Ms and hair dye.

It was the fun size package, and this confuses me because I surely think the fun size should be much larger. But nonetheless, I sorted them by color. And lined them up. And then began eating them one color at a time, one M&M at a time. { Something like what you see in this picture. But I’m actually more OCD than the person who gets the photo cred here, because I would have all my M&Ms either { read more… }

don’t miss the miracle.

Six years ago I received for Mother’s Day what is probably one of my all-time favorite gifts: a gas-powered leaf blower. Yep. You read that right. Power tools are my love language, especially if they help me battle my OCD obsession with leaves. While I love the live oaks surrounding our house, I don’t love all the leaves. A clean and cute porch devoid of leaves is my preference, thus, the leaf blower is my friend. A little over a month { read more… }