Time for Bed

bedAs I’ve mentioned before – I LOVE sleeping.  So, it naturally follows that bedtime is my favorite time of the day.  But, before I indulge in this most joyous event, there are a few things that need to happen in order for me to feel ready to jump in.

My bedtime routine used to be very simple.  Hop into bed and you are done with the routine.  I know you are supposed to brush your teeth and wash your face before hopping in, but as a kid and a young adult – that just seemed like too much work. Continue reading

Pay Attention

teachersWhen you think of teachers and their importance in your life, you want to think of them in a good way.  After all, you spend a significant part of your childhood in classrooms with these people.  The teachers in my life have made both positive and negative impacts on me.   Continue reading

Learn From Yesterday

Have you ever had the question in your head, “What has this taught me?”  That’s how I tend to look at my younger self.  As Walt Disney once said – “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” Continue reading

Making Happy Mornings

happy morningsI hate mornings and when I get up, my first thought is “I can’t wait to go back to bed.”  When I wake up, I’m not a smiling, happy person.  There are some in my family that are and I’ve asked them how they do that.  Their response was “I just decide before I get out of bed that it’s going to be an amazing day.”  Wow – can it really be that simple? Continue reading

Tenacious Taurus

taurusIf you look to see what personality traits are associated with a Taurus, you can find a variety of different answers.  The websites I found state that a Taurus is possessed/obsessed, fussy, stubborn, chilled/zoned out, and sensuous/greedy.  Some things that a Taurus is into would be money, food, chilling, flirting, and shopping.  For the most part, I’m in complete agreement with what I’ve read. Continue reading

Another Family Requirement

swimmingIn our family, it was a requirement to take swimming lessons as a kid.  This involved weekly trips to the local YMCA and moving through the different levels of skill.  I don’t remember all of the levels, but you progressed from tadpoles to guppies to minnows, etc.  I don’t remember what level I finally got to, but I think I finished right before the lifeguarding level.   Continue reading

Let Me Google That

I’m trying to think of something that I’ve always wanted to learn how to do and I’m not coming up with anything.  Throughout my life, if there was something that interested me enough, I managed to figure out how to do it.  I was never the type to just leave the topic alone if it was important enough. Continue reading

Today’s Brain, Yesterday’s Body

yesterday's bodyPicture if you could pick an age you wanted to be for the rest of your life. What would you pick? How would you determine what was the best age to be? I think there would be a few questions I would need answered before I made that decision. Continue reading

Simple As It Gets

simplifyWhen asked how I would simplify my life, I first need to think about the things that make it more complicated.  After identifying those items, I need to decide what the benefit is to changing that aspect. Continue reading

The Joy in the Journey

journeySome of my favorite trip memories all begin with the car ride there.  When I was little, we didn’t have car seats or required seat belts or anything like that.   Continue reading