A Doggone Ruff day

See what I did there? With the title? No? You will. So, my parents took a small trip this week and I was left behind to house sit and watch the dogs. Days before my parents left, one of the pups started to limp around and they couldn’t get her to the vet until after [...]

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Best Nine

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone!  Today’s blog is going to be a little bit short, not for a lack of material, but because I’m simultaneously getting ready to go out for some NYE celebrations with friends but wanted to still get this posted on my regular Sunday post day. There has been this “Best Nine [...]

Totally Drool-Worthy

This week I took a one-day adventure with Thomas up to Asheville. I found it incredible that he’s lived in North Carolina his entire life and hasn’t been to the historic home yet. I, on the other hand, haven't seen the Biltmore decorated for Christmas, which is on my Winter bucket list. So, like we [...]

To Choose or Not To Choose

I’ve been thinking a lot about choice lately. Our ability “to select freely and after consideration,” as defined by the Merriam-Webster's dictionary. Life is literally a giant Choose-Your-Own-Adventure.We face millions of choices every day.  Some small, some large.  Do I get out of bed and put on pants and go interact with the rest of [...]

The Alphabet Trees

Once upon a lake, there was a forest of burnt orange and sunny yellow. Among the thick and numerous plain and boring trees there were those that spoke.  They whispered to the hikers that passed by.  Names, crude words, long-ago loves.  Things from the past that these trees saw but would never forget. The alphabet [...]

Overthink.  Overthank.  Overthunk.

If there is one thing I definitely do well, it’s think.  My brain works about 600 times faster than the rest of my body at all times.  Usually, this leads to embarrassing situations where I mash words together, freeze up entirely because my brain and mouth refuse to work in tandem, or sometimes can’t sleep [...]