Christmas

24 Feb 19
Adventures of The NOLA Kitty

… DOES NOT COME OFF EASILY. I was in a local parade for the Housing residents where I work.  I had the bright idea to be Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy. Here I am with the wig. I hate wigs, they are glorified hats with an Eff-ton of hair. Hair hats.  This is not […]

24 Feb 19
babymamakim

This is our family trying to cooperate for our yearly Christmas pictures. It looks thrown together? Well, it is. The kids look crabby, cold, and probably tired. Well, they are. It’s quite hard to catch everyone in one place let alone in a good mood, but here we are. We aren’t perfect, oh heck we […]

24 Feb 19
Hyde Life Adventures

Friday was the girls first day of school at Andersen Elementary (Andersen Elementary), home of the Dolphins. School here starts at 7:45 am and ends at 2:15 pm. The best part about going to school here is that they require school uniforms and tennis shoes. Do you know how easy that makes getting ready in […]

24 Feb 19
Rachel Poli

Chase came home to find a package sitting on the front steps. He bent down, picked it up, and read the label before even unlocking the front door. “Alyson Dixon,” he read and then sighed, “I didn’t order anything so I guess I should have known it wouldn’t be for me.” “Why are you talking […]

24 Feb 19
LizzieLou Mixed Media

Perfectionism. Comparison. Self-doubt. Unworthiness. These are my monsters, my gremlins, if you will, that challenge me and deter me from creating freely. Sometimes they come alone and I face them one at a time. Other times they show up and attack as a pack. These are the enemies of my creative self worth. Julia Cameron […]

24 Feb 19
Dale Husband's Intellectual Rants

The title of this blog entry refers to two people that I dearly loved last year. And both of  them broke my heart, though not at the same time. But they ARE connected. Both professed to be Unitarian Universalists, like me. And I dealt with them both on Facebook. I will tell their stories through […]

24 Feb 19
The Foolish Things

Is it just me, or has time been flying by extra fast lately? Here at college, the days are long, but the weeks are short… and now I already find myself five weeks removed from Christmas break, right on the brink of midterms! And just 12 weeks into the future, I will be headed back […]

24 Feb 19
run, smile, and be happy

My girls and I just got home a few days ago from a great trip to the PNW. My brother lives in a suburb of Seattle, and that whole area is one of my absolute faves. For Christmas and their birthday, he bought them flights to visit him, and because it was cheaper to buy […]

24 Feb 19
Silentwisher Entertainment

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these content recap posts. In fact, the last time I made one it was November 5th, 2018. So you can say it’s been long overdue for another one to be created. This is going to be a particularly large content recap so check out all […]

24 Feb 19
Wine in America

This one was our sparkling wine for the holidays in lieu of champagne. I found that little delight some two years ago at my parent’s local supermarket from the chain Super U (a small grocery store that also carries wines and spirits as it is almost always the case in France). The first time I […]

24 Feb 19
Learning to wear the big shoes - one step at a time

I have had two goals since Christmas but the busy life of school means that it has taken me this long to have the time to put them into action. Goal one: Our Mindfulness and Well Being Coordinator (@mindheartteach ) attended a weekend retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand over the Christmas break. Part of this retreat […]

24 Feb 19
Grateful | Content

Intro Last November, like most people I know, I was happily heading into the holiday season. That time of year can be stressful for a number of reasons. However, compared to previous years I was feeling great about having gotten ahead of checking items off the list before Christmas such as having picked out and […]

24 Feb 19
Biking. Adventure. Nostalgia.

The word aunt in English denotes both mother’s and father’s sister. But most of the Indian languages have different words for aunt; in Tamil, Chitti means mother’s younger sister and father’s sister is called Athai. In the winter of 1995, I was taking a chemical (Polymer) trial in a paper plant near Kalyan, a distant […]

24 Feb 19
Hyp0xia29

The first indication that this day wasn’t going to go my way was when some soup I was heating in the microwave erupted in a fountain at literally the last second, completely coating my microwave in the process. I have a tendency to sleep during the day and rise at night. I had just come […]

24 Feb 19
Decorative Collectibles

Swarovski Brooch 2000 Christmas Tree Swan Signed Pin New – Buy – Swarovski Brooch 2000 Christmas Tree Swan Signed Pin New