Becoming the new old me

As I make my way through life right now, even with shyness and depression and fears galore, I feel like I am finally becoming me again. I have dreams I am working toward. I have goals I want to reach. I know where I’d like to be five years from now.

I honestly do feel just like a butterfly right now. I have emerged from Continue reading “Becoming the new old me”

A shining light in the storm

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Lighthouses have played a big role in my life with Diesel. He proposed to me on top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina. We were married just over a year later next to the Little Sable Point Lighthouse in Michigan. Choo-choo’s very first “vacation” was to a lighthouse in the winter, when I was only two months pregnant with him.

Diesel and I have visited nearly every single lighthouse or light station in Continue reading “A shining light in the storm”

Muddling through

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So, here I am really trying to not completely lose my s*** right now. I’ve got a kid who doesn’t think he has to listen to me and a husband who doesn’t encourage him to. Not really anyway.

I understand that life and parenting and relationships are all full of ups and downs. Perfect or happy moments tend to Continue reading “Muddling through”

You might be hurting someone’s feelings every day (and not even realize it)

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I have been thinking about people and humanity lately. About how much we listen or don’t listen to each other. About how much we focus on questions we want to ask and focus so little on the answers we receive or if the questions are even wanted at all. Continue reading “You might be hurting someone’s feelings every day (and not even realize it)”

Wouldn’t it be nice…

Stress Meter On Laptop Showing Panic AttackI really wish there were such a thing as a stress meter, one that was visible to others. I have an internal one that I feel, but that doesn’t do much good when other people can’t see it and don’t know what’s going on with me. Continue reading “Wouldn’t it be nice…”

Garden surprises

Lately, we have been finding surprises in the most unexpected places.

We have let our plants, flowers, and weeds (that look like flowers) that are close to the house grow in order to watch the birds, bees, and butterflies enjoy them. We also feed the birds with sunflower seeds, thistle, a corn/seed mix, and suet in our many bird feeders. Continue reading “Garden surprises”