Music Fridays: Love Again

Maybe I don’t need an explanation for this week’s pick. It’s another performance from Dua Lipa’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert (home edition) appearance last year. I was doing something around my place late last week, as usual I had music playing, when this song came on. A lyric caught my attention: So many nights, my…

The Sunday Post: I Survived!

Today I was back in an in-person Zumba class and I made it all the way through! I’m fairly proud of myself for this small accomplishment. I haven’t participated in a full Zumba class in a while and it’s probably been a year and half at least since I did a class in person with…

Bother

Why does it bother me so much, and why does it still hurt? I’m not trying to interfere, meddle, or obstruct. Maybe I shouldn’t impose my values on you, or ask you try to restore connections when I only know things from my point of view. But where is the man who bought me these…

A Real Peach

For years I’ve held on to a belief that I don’t like peaches. The reality is though that I don’t remember ever trying them. Maybe there were peaches in one of those canned fruit cocktails we got in school. I remember that I used to just eat the grapes. I don’t remember having peaches at…

Music Fridays: We Can Do Hard Things

Last spring I was one of the millions (billions?) of people who read Glennon Doyle’s Untamed and saw myself (and my daughter, my friends) in Glennon’s stories. I was barely through the first couple of chapters when I knew I had to pass it along to my daughter. This was right before the pandemic, right…

Family Ties

It’s been a great week. It’s only Tuesday but if I look back over the last seven days or so, I would qualify them as pretty awesome. Awesome is a word I would like to avoid using, but sometimes it just fits. Over the last several days I’ve received a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from…

Music Fridays: Love and Happiness

Today’s post is a brief one. I’m getting ready for company so a last-minute check to make sure the place is clean and tidy is in order. I’m so excited. I’m seeing family I haven’t seen in over a year (like so many of us), plus I get to meet baby Louis in person! Only…

The Sunday Post: Making Time

I realized recently that I’ve been slacking in writing something in response to the blooms I pick each week from my little watering can of prompts. It’s not like I haven’t been pulling one each week, although I think I have missed a week here and there. When I received these my instructions were to…

Music Fridays: Miss Independent

The song I’m sharing with you today is from my favorite American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. (I can’t believe this song is already 18 years old.) I was looking for something that I could tie into the July 4th weekend when I thought of this song. As I listened to it this morning with my new-found…