SITTING WAITING WISHING

It has come to my recent attention that I, like several others I know (yes, that’s you I’m talking to) am putting the “pro” in procrastination.  Seriously. When life gets overwhelming, sometimes a little impromptu game of hide and seek occurs. The problem being, of course, everyone is hiding and no one is seeking. . … Continue reading SITTING WAITING WISHING

BURN

Today I told my class I would see them next week, on Monday. You know, as in five days from now. There was silence, confused looks, a question about whether or not there was class on Wednesday this week. To which I replied, oblivious, “you mean like today?” Ummmmmmm. Nooooooo. Nope. Just no. Today is … Continue reading BURN

CLOSING TIME

I made a tough trip last week; a nine hour round trip drive to say goodbye to someone truly wonderful whom I love dearly. Someone who had a tremendous impact on my life and the way in which I interact with others. Someone who taught me grace, and humility, and above all, love. My Grandma … Continue reading CLOSING TIME

LEARNING TO FLY (SOLO)

Oh holy day. Oh, holy, holy day. Let me just say, ahem, I sure do I know how to bring in the Holy day with the Spirit, in uh, all sense of the word. Confused? Let me rationalize explain. Easter is a consecration of rebirth,  which is like commemorating life, which is like like. . … Continue reading LEARNING TO FLY (SOLO)

WORK B#TCH

This week is Spring Break. Oh Goody. Yippee Skippee. Or something. While I may have a week’s reprieve from being Professor Talksalot, I got 99 problems and a lecture ain’t one. In fact, my Spring Break 2014 could use a new name: current contenders include: “TWD” (Total World Domination) “SHAWD,” (Super Handlin’ All Wheel Drive, … Continue reading WORK B#TCH

MOTHER OF THE YEAR

#MOMFAILS10 Ways You Really Know You’re Doing It Right1.  Walk your kids to school and a half block away realize that your son is wearing his sister’s shirt (backwards), your daughter’s socks don’t match and neither of them have brushed their hair. Step ever so casually into the nearest driveway, use your own ponytail holder … Continue reading MOTHER OF THE YEAR

#FAIL

Ever feel like you are doing everything the opposite of how it should be done? Gotten the contrary result of that which you sought? Like you’re getting more things wrong than right? Congratulations, you’re doing life right. We learn from failure, we grow from mistakes, we gleen truth from experiencing its absence. Learning how to … Continue reading #FAIL

SURVIVAL (OF THE FITTEST)

Can I get a "woot woot?" How 'bout an "A......Men?" A fist bump? Yikes. Tough crowd. Well, in any case, I'm doing a happy dance. A happy, happy, happy dance, because . . . I'm getting that much closer to accomplishing several of my 35x35 list items.  Like about eight(ish), actually, including sincere progress toward my goals … Continue reading SURVIVAL (OF THE FITTEST)

POMPEII

Okay, so as follow up to yesterday's post; here is Part B of the whole happiness reconstruction project I’ve got going down. DIY Happy Pills: How to Reframe Your Way Into Being An Optimist Using the list referenced in “Carry On," to work through this let’s use the following (totally hypothetical . . ) scenarios: … Continue reading POMPEII

(It’s My) BATTLEFIELD

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on this whole reframing deal, and how critical it is to our level of happiness. Reframing is more than seeing the glass half full or looking at life through rose colored glasses; that’s an oversimplification. Reframing is the work of an optimist, to be sure, but it is, however, work. … Continue reading (It’s My) BATTLEFIELD