I am pleading with the SUN. Please come back. Bring me warmth, energy, and enthusiasm. Take away the cold, blistering wind. Destroy my sweaters, wool socks, and mittens. Bring me sundresses, flip flops, and sunscreen. Keep me warm, tan, and freckled…..a pool by my feet, a cocktail within reach. All of this, in Mother Nature’s name I pray, AMEN.
It’s winter in good old Pennsylvania, and I absolutely hate it. How do I cope? Not well. Chocolate Fudge Torte, Apple Cake, Fudge… Continue
Added by AverageJosey on February 1, 2010 at 3:19pm —
If you can’t trust my word, what CAN you trust? Isn’t that what they say? Apparently my word means nothing. What’s wrong with me? Didn’t I promise I’d be back on track?
No more late posts, no more procrastination. Once again, a day late and a dollar short. Actually, let’s be honest. A day late would be understandable, but FIVE WEEKS?
I have no excuses.
I took, as I like to lovingly call it, a Christmas vacation. I’ve just decided to return to real life. By now I should know.… Continue
Added by AverageJosey on January 23, 2010 at 3:06pm —
This newsletter is sponsored by Go Green Expo, where we scored 50%
admission and where our intrepid founder Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff
will be speaking on the EcoFashion & Lifestyle Panel on Sunday,
January 24th! At the L.A. Convention Center January 22-24, Go Green
Expo is L.A.'s largest eco-friendly tradeshow. Sponsored by… Continue
Added by Briana Ford on January 12, 2010 at 11:29am —
Happy New Year! The bad news: Our 2009 Sustainable Shoe Giveaway is over. (Stay tuned for two lucky winners.) The good news: This year we're giving away more eco-swag than ever before, including more eco-friendly shoes!… Continue
Added by Briana Ford on January 5, 2010 at 1:57pm —
Added by Briana Ford on December 29, 2009 at 2:50pm —
Marriage counseling stinks.
It really does. I skipped our session last week, and I’ve been avoiding admitting the truth and writing this post ever since. But that’s my m.o., that’s what I do. I go in cycles, up, down, and all around. When I start to slide, it’s a very slippery slope.
Nobody told me that if I really wanted to work on my marriage, I’d also have to work on myself. I know how stupid that sounds. I mean, REALLY work on myself.
It’s almost like remodeling a… Continue
Added by AverageJosey on December 14, 2009 at 11:53pm —
Ask your partner why they love you. See what happens. I did, and then I tried not to panic when my husband paused and told me the question made his brain hurt.
Well actually, that requires the presence of a brain, and since he still hadn’t answered yet, I seriously doubt his is in working order. Men can be so DENSE
Oh, by the way, our rubberbands from last week’s session, lasted approximately 20 hours. Not even a full day. They were, quite possibly, the worst idea I’ve… Continue
Added by AverageJosey on December 7, 2009 at 3:25pm —
This morning I was awakened with a gentle stroke of a finger against my cheek. As I slowly stirred, reluctant to leave behind my dreamy slumber, that errant finger again tickled my cheek. I opened my foggy eyes intent on ridding myself of the pesky intruder until I saw him smiling at me. His soft brown eyes twinkled and silently said “hello my sweet, I didn’t want to leave without saying goodbye.”
I sheepishly smiled in return, knowing my face was flushed, my hair tousled and… Continue
Added by Vivianne on December 3, 2009 at 1:35am —
I try to keep up with the postings here, but I don't get the chance to post a lot (kids, homeschool, ACTs, etc). I wanted to invite you all to my latest series of postings on my other blog at http://myvidamocha.com
. This set of postings is called "The Truth Series." It's all about things we may not want to hear but are definitely the truth - things that if we take to heart, can change us or someone we know. Please stop by and take a look. Thanks and keep up the… Continue
Added by Gail on November 19, 2009 at 9:19pm —
Check out Crazy Love today!…
Added by Jennifer on November 2, 2009 at 11:17am —
Moms, let's talk about the four seasons of marriage: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Usually we think of marriage as a relationship with our partner but it can also be the state of marriage solely within us called "the inner marriage." The inner marriage is an intimate relationship with ourself. We need a strong inner marriage of love, appreciation, understanding and respect for ourself in order to experience the serenity, joy, and connection attainable in an outer marriage.
Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on August 27, 2009 at 12:50pm —
It's August, let's talk about your child leaving for college. Yes, I know it brings up many feelings. One minute you're laughing with them at a Blue Light Special, the next minute you're dissolving into tears.
Leaving for college is a big transition for a family. For many parents it feels like a little death. In a way it is - death to the original family construct. Think about it, for years the focus has been researching prospective colleges, visiting them, talking about what… Continue
Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on August 26, 2009 at 2:16pm —
Take a break from time to time and spend some time on your self. Make time for your most enjoyable rituals. Taking the…
Added by Danielle Marie Crume on June 12, 2009 at 10:01pm —
Today's Love Dare
was accomplished with a skillet of Hamburger Helper, which my husband loves, but which I find barely palatable. I consider myself an above average cook and am always trying out new recipes or creating new dishes, and while Steve enjoys most of my creations, I get the most satisfied reaction from him when I stick with the basics.
Today I made an effort to stick with the basics of love--patience and kindness.
I have… Continue
Added by Suzi Crowder on February 15, 2009 at 9:30pm —
I am participating in the "Love Dare Challenge," along with some other great women at OurLoveDare.com. I thought I would share some of my posts here.
I am not a patient person. So it stands to reason that I don't like to be late.
Several weeks ago, we were getting the kids ready for church and, as usual, the morning had slipped away and I was frantically trying to get the little ones ready and out the door so we would not… Continue
Added by Suzi Crowder on February 14, 2009 at 8:00pm —