Well, good morning! How is everyone today? I haven’t been sleeping well lately and it’s starting to catch up with me. I feel kind of groggy and gross inside. I tend to be a great sleeper so it really messes with me when I have a few restless nights. I used to be able to drink coffee before bed, but I think I’m getting more sensitive to that. Last night I intentionally didn’t have any, and I still didn’t sleep
I started my blog as an online journal in 2006, and over the years it has morphed into a personal lifestyle and fashion blog. I have kept most of my history in tact for the sake of posterity, and I do still post memoir-style posts from time to time. Those posts are all categorized here under Diary.
Good morning, friends! I hope everyone’s enjoying the weekend. We finally got to the pumpkin patch late yesterday afternoon. My daughter picked this little tiny pumpkin and asked me to take this picture. I think she’s an artist at heart. She wanted to also do the corn maze, but the hayride we went on to the pumpkin patch ended up winding us all around the farm, through the woods, across the fields, and by the time we got back, it
Good morning, friends! I hope you’re all faring well this weekend. I think we’re getting the after effects of the hurricane this morning. I woke up to a strong wind rattling the blinds on the open window by my bed, and it’s still dark here at 7:30. I stepped outside to gauge the situation for my run, and it’s spritzing already, so I think I’ll stay put. I don’t mind running in the wind, and I don’t mind running in a bit
Good Sunday morning! It’s another gray, drizzly day here in eastern PA. I must confess, I’m over it. I stayed inside most of the day yesterday, working and catching up on chores around the house, trying to ignore the depressing landscape beyond my windows. Then late last night, I sat on cold metal bleachers in the spritzing rain, peering through the sea of umbrellas to try and catch a glimpse of my son playing the drums in the marching band. I was so grateful for my new
Hello, and happy Sunday, friends! It’s 2PM, and I’m just sitting down to write my coffee talk post so it will be brief. I have soooo much to do to be ready to leave town tomorrow. The day before I go somewhere always feels like a mad dash to the finish line. I woke up before the sun this morning and had my coffee while I prepared my Sunday School lesson for the preschoolers at our church. This is my 3rd year
Hello, friends! I hope everyone’s having a good weekend so far! It’s been beautiful here — cool enough to break out some lightweight fall clothes but still plenty warm enough to be comfortable outside without outerwear. I went to a movie yesterday afternoon with a girlfriend, and then after dinner, we hung out with friends on their patio. They had a fire going in the fire pit, the air temperature was mild, and aside from a few pesky mosquitos, it was absolute perfection.
Good morning! It’s still dark outside as I sit here typing with my first cup of coffee by my side. It’s weird that it’s dark after 6AM. Even though the weather is still decidedly summer, sitting here with the shroud of darkness around me, I’m starting to feel like fall is setting in. I miss those bright, early mornings. I always feel so energetic when I wake up at 5:30 to bright sunshine and birds chirping outside my window. It’s harder for me to