Posts Tagged love

Footloose at 50 | and so it is

I dreaded it. For months. Now it’s here. I’m … g-a-g-sputter-choke … wait for it … f-f-fifty. It snuck up on me before I was even ready, dirty rotter! Trying to find some way to accept my fate, my cheesy-ness resorted to coining a unique phrase for my new ‘situation’. These tumbled through my head […]

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Choices Make Memories. And Moments. And Years.

This time of year generates all kinds of thoughts and emotions for each of us – not necessarily all good. As I watch the social network feeds fill up with, “What are you committing to for 2014” or “Take Time to Set Your Goals” etc etc, I sometimes wonder what lasting impact these moments in […]

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On Love, Forgiveness and Other Crappy Lessons My Dad Taught Me

My dad recently turned 72. I still think he’s in his 40’s but I’m apparently deluded! He’s a sassy, sarcastic beast, well loved by his family and friends. His laughter and deep voice can be heard for miles – I’m sure of it! Many moments and memories flash through my mind as I try to […]

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7 Apples on A Saturday Night | That’s My Mom

My mom is here this weekend, meaning I get to celebrate Mother’ s Day with her, a very rare occasion! As we talk and reminisce about our family and our antics, I think it’s only fitting to share some of those stories with you so you can get to know her a little bit. 7 […]

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Monday Musing

On this – another Monday – let’s create a day filled with healthy thoughts. Let’s start with being grateful for the fact that we woke up. We have today. Let’s shock the world and enjoy what some consider to be a cursed day! Be a renegade. Love your Monday!

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Happy Every Day!

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and […]

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7 Apples | If Today Was Your Last Day

None of us really want to consider it, but what if? What if today was your last day? What kinds of thoughts cross your mind? I know, I know. Why so morbid, Shandra? I think I’m kind of in a mode of recognition that we just never know. I want to know that I enjoyed moments […]

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I Still Want My Mommy!

I well remember Mom putting my hair in rollers for this, my Kindergarten photo. I felt so incredibly special – she spent a lot of time getting them in tight enough so they didn’t fall out while I slept, but gentle enough that they didn’t hurt my head (my hair is so fine and trying […]

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My 11 Year Old Wants to Die

I’ve struggled all week whether to write about this or not. My chest is tight and part of me wants to stop before I start, but I am compelled for whatever reason to share my heart and our experience. My brain is telling me that I will be judged, opinions will be formed, and comments […]

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    "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." ~ Jack Kerouac