Month: January 2014

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

I thought more about what it is that I want. Of all the things I started to list in my mind that I think I need or crave, I realize the thing I want most is to be happy.  That’s it – nothing more – just to be happy. Sometimes I fool myself into believing that there’s a better life out there just waiting … Read More Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Whatcha Want?

I feel the funky funk coming on.  Ick.  It’s that yucky time of year when my body has had enough of the darkness and cold bones and I need some revival. I’ve taken on some overwhelming projects at home to try to distract myself from the bleak midwinter and keep my adrenaline moving.  It serves its purpose at times, but mostly I’m just more … Read More Whatcha Want?

Paradise at Home

Recipe for One Home-Grown Paradise Vacation Feeling 1 Shark steam mop 2 or more scented candles 1 bunch tulips 1 bunch roses 1 batch Martha Stewart mac & cheese 1 bottle good wine 1 gladiator  1.  Tidy up house and perform basic cleaning tasks.  Plug in the Shark and steam-clean all floor surfaces.  It changes everything. 2.  Arrange tulips and roses in a vase … Read More Paradise at Home

Sleep Tight

My sugar intake has been high this week, and so followed my anxiety level.  Or is it the other way around?  I’m exhausted and fidgety and unsettled. I just can’t figure out how to squeeze everything in to a 16-hour day so I can still sleep for 8.  The math doesn’t work.  And there is no rest for the weary on the weekends, either. … Read More Sleep Tight

You Don’t Know what You Don’t Know

There aren’t enough hours in a day or years in a lifetime.  So many thoughts in my head – so many projects.  Too much to learn and too many dreams to come true. If I have another 50 years left as a mom with a Midwestern twang, I might be able to squeeze in a few more fun things before I go.  Five years … Read More You Don’t Know what You Don’t Know

Just Weight

My life has done a 180 since I first started Unwritten about 7 1/2 years ago.  On New Year’s Eve, I spent some time looking back through the years of posts and recalling those moments now documented on an internet blog.  It’s been a crazy ride.   But underneath all the excruciating pain of days gone by, I think I always believed I would … Read More Just Weight

Moon Shine

Of all the things that glitter and shine, a fresh-fallen moonlit snow is one of my most favorite. It has to be just exactly the right kind of snow – not too wet, not too dry – just right.  Big, fluffy flakes that rest gently where they land, whether it be on the ground before you or on your eyelashes, build layer upon layer … Read More Moon Shine