Chinks In My Armor

Chinks In My Armor

Fresh out of college at my first “real” job I had a boss, who seemed at least, to have it all together. Each day she was impeccably dressed. Her car was never dirty. Her lipstick magically appeared freshly applied. And her fingernails were always perfectly...
Are You My Sunshine?

Are You My Sunshine?

Bedtime is kind of a big deal for my boy and I. We talk in silly voices and we talk about the serious stuff that we don’t slow down for throughout the day. We read. We pray. If I’m lucky we snuggle. I protect this time. I’ve left meetings early....
Thin Spaces Bring Heaven to Earth

Thin Spaces Bring Heaven to Earth

Several years ago during a church service I was introduced to the term thin spaces. Thin spaces is an ancient term first used by the Irish, then the Celts, and finally Christians. By definition thin spaces are areas where the space between Heaven and earth is thin....
Thank You Patty

Thank You Patty

This post was originated in the fall of 2015. Daniel Heinrich made an appearance in court. He was named as a person of interest in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling. The sight of Heinrich made my stomach turn. If you’ve lived in Minnesota for any length of...
A Box of Love

A Box of Love

As far as I’m concerned there is a good deal of magic involved in Christmas. Each year I’m giddy to get the tree up, despite the needle pokes and the frustration of lights that worked when put away and now don’t. Some twinkle lights brighten the dull...
A Lot of Good People

A Lot of Good People

One of the best bits of blogging advice I’ve received is to “write when it hurts.” I wanted to stay out of it. I had planned to stay quiet. But it hurts to see our country like this, so I write. It has been an unsettling few days since the election....
Love Thy Neighbor, Regardless Of Their Politics

Love Thy Neighbor, Regardless Of Their Politics

Last week I was on a phone call with a client that I’ve done marketing work for. He had a project he wanted done and I’d decided it wasn’t something that I really wanted to take on (yay me for saying no), so I was going to refer him to someone I...
Comfort Food On Date Night

Comfort Food On Date Night

My husband and I recently celebrated our sixteenth wedding anniversary. We were together ten years prior to getting married, so the fact that we’ve been together for twenty-six years is weird, since most days I think of myself as being thirty-five. Some...
Play Date Primping and Other Nonsense

Play Date Primping and Other Nonsense

  My son had two play dates at our house this week. I caught myself primping for them. What the heck am I worried about? I like a clean house and most of the time ours is respectable. Not up to mother-in-law standards, but real life neat. Still I catch myself...
Getting Past The Gatekeeper

Getting Past The Gatekeeper

I recently attended my second Minnesota Blogger Conference. The first time, I’d barely hit the publish button and knew there was a lot I needed to learn. This time felt far less intimidating, but with just as much to learn. If you are not a blogger you may think...