A DAY FOR STAYING INSIDE

Another trip to my cabin in the woods is in the books. We managed to get a four day weekend out of this trip to celebrate Robby’s birthday in the mountains. The weather in Maggie Valley is always quickly changing so our plans are usually flexible. Good thing we planned it that way because SaturdayContinue reading “A DAY FOR STAYING INSIDE”

STROLLING, SHOPPING, WINE BAR AND A BREWERY

What could strolling, shopping, a wine bar and a brewery have in common? The answer is a visit to a lovely little town called Sylva, North Carolina. On our most recent visit to our cabin in Maggie Valley, we ventured out to the Town of Sylva. We were pleasantly surprised by all that this townContinue reading “STROLLING, SHOPPING, WINE BAR AND A BREWERY”

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH DRINKING COFFEE

Coffee has been a staple in my morning routine since the age of 3! Yes, it’s true. I have been drinking coffee with sugar and creamer since I was a toddler and my love affair has continued for 50 years now. The smell of fresh brewed coffee warms my soul every morning. Each sip bringsContinue reading “MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH DRINKING COFFEE”

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME – CLOCK TURNING TIME AGAIN!?!

The ritual of turning the clocks forward is upon us again. Whether you like it or not, Daylight Saving Time is this weekend and we all get to “loose” an hour of precious sleep! The good news is that since most of us use our cell phones to tell time, they will do the changingContinue reading “DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME – CLOCK TURNING TIME AGAIN!?!”

PET SITTING TRIP TO SAVANNA, GEORGIA

I recently had the opportunity to pet sit my “grand kitty” Lina. My daughter who lives in Savannah, GA needed to take a business trip and asked “Mimi” to help take care of her cat Lina. I was happy to to be able to help out. My daughter’s trip was just long enough to needContinue reading “PET SITTING TRIP TO SAVANNA, GEORGIA”

FINDING HAPPINESS AND JOY IN 2021

The new year, 2021, holds hope for finding happiness and joy. What does that really mean? Because these words are often used interchangeably, knowing the difference will help you manage your emotions. First, let’s define happiness and joy. Happiness is a state of well-being, contentment or pleasure. Joy is the emotion that comes from theContinue reading “FINDING HAPPINESS AND JOY IN 2021”

MY CONFESSION – I LOVE CHOCOLATE

From the time I was a little girl sitting in the floor, eating M&Ms, I have loved chocolate. I wish that I could explain my feelings for this bittersweet treat. I do not have a sweet tooth. In fact, I prefer savory over sweet. But for chocolate, I can only confess that I love you!Continue reading “MY CONFESSION – I LOVE CHOCOLATE”

TIPS TO RESET YOUR MOTIVATION IN 2021

I can definitely say that 2020 left me in need of a motivation reset. The new year deserves a fresh start and a fresh attitude. Many women over 50 find that staying motivated is much harder in this life season. A study by The Families and Work Institute reveals that workers begin to loose ambitionContinue reading “TIPS TO RESET YOUR MOTIVATION IN 2021”

GOALS AND GROWTH IN 2021

Like many women, I have set goals for 2021. All of my goals include growth spiritually, in skills and in leadership. What kind of goals and growth are you setting for 2021? Right now 2021 may not seem much different from 2020. One thing is guaranteed, change will happen. You see change is automatic. HopefullyContinue reading “GOALS AND GROWTH IN 2021”

GOURMET COOKING WITH MEAL KITS

I do love to learn and that is what I have been doing with Hello Fresh meal kits. If you’ve read any of my posts on cooking, then you know that I do not enjoy the task. In addition I am not particularly skilled in the kitchen. Each week I choose 3 meals for twoContinue reading “GOURMET COOKING WITH MEAL KITS”