I have felt this overzealous need to reduce the amount of stuff in my life for a long time. Maybe forever. I've just never needed a lot of material possessions to be happy. In fact, less for me has always meant more in terms of feeling peaceful and content. But then, I've never been all … Continue reading Christmas Makes Me Want to Downsize
http://elitedaily.com/life/10-things-that-the-people-who-love-their-lives-are-doing-differently/598934/ Hope you all are well. We're knee-deep in getting-out-of-school mode, so things are busy. Good busy, but my already limited organizational skills are being stretched to capacity. I was feeling slightly stressed this morning, but then I came across the above article, and it gave me some peace. It's so easy to get caught … Continue reading Can We Take It Down a Notch On Social Media?
Okay, I have to report that after my 2000 word purge yesterday, I feel remarkably better. I've been productive today both with house-related projects and with my day job. I have more to add but I'm trying to keep it short. So, I'm leaving you with this.....Sylvia, the Golden Retriever saint. She's in dire need … Continue reading Much-Needed Tuesday Happy
I haven't written much about everything we're going through with Piers, mostly because it's taking all of my energy to simply plow through it. Things are better and for that I'm grateful. I took this photo over Easter weekend and it makes me smile every time I see it. I can't begin to describe the … Continue reading His Happy Place
Sometimes I struggle with feeling unaccomplished. I don’t like to admit that, so I decided to put it out here on my anonymous blog. These feelings have invaded my psyche since having children, and they’ve made me examine my attitude towards success, more specifically, how I define it. My children are now five and four … Continue reading How Do You Define Success?
When I started this blog, I intended to focus on grief -- hence the name, Grief Happens. Well, I ended up having more immediate needs, and the blog has become more of a place to vent and express the grievances and frustrations in my day-to-day life as opposed to actively grieving my dad's suicide and … Continue reading Deathbed Regrets
Occasionally I run out of garbage bags. My last one will be in the kitchen can and as I clean up one mess or another, I'll toss in my trash. As soon as I open the can, I'll think to myself -- Gotta get trash bags. This one's to capacity, and there are NO more. … Continue reading Perhaps I Should Consider a Muzzle