Saturday, December 29, 2012

Please Read this Book.

"A calling, on the other hand, when rooted deep in the soil of one's soul, transcends roles. And I believe that my calling, as a Christian, is the same as that of any other follower of Jesus. My calling is to love the Lord with all my heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love my neighbor as myself. Jesus himself said that the rest of Scripture can be rendered down into these two commands. If love was Jesus' definition of "biblical," then perhaps it should be mine."

                                                                  -Rachel Held Evans
                                                        A Year of Biblical Womanhood

Saturday, August 04, 2012

A Testament of Turning

"Again and again I have found how vitally necessary it is for us to make the choice, to open ourselves on the Godward side. His response to us, His revelation to us in contingent upon our readiness to receive Him. I so often hear you say that if there really were a God, He should be willing to show Himself to us, that we might know without a doubt what He is, where He is, and what He wants us to do. I once thought so, too. But you cannot know God without seeing how impossible all this is. Again, He cannot both give us free will and at the same time withhold it. In our behalf He will safeguard our freedom of choice by refusing to coerce, to impinge upon, to compel, our loyalty. He does not command; He invites. Jesus Christ showed us this when He looked down from the mountain of temptation and saw the alternative, a deus ex machina who would abundantly supply man's needs and force his belief by a demonstration of miracle and power. In His choosing, Christ revealed to us the nature of God. "

                                                                                 A Testament of Turning
                                                                                - Donet Meynell Roelofs


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What Summer 2012 Looks Like

While I wait for a call for a "formal offer" with a new part time job this summer, I'm doing my best to embrace the happiness of blank days. Blank meaning: chores around the house, a yard sale, recital prep, trying to keep Bo off the computer, going to two ballet performances, food preparation and thrifting for the upcoming Swap and Flea at The Gypsy Wagon.  I'm so excited about that! 

It's only been 12 days of summer, and so far it's been good. I know that once the camps and the trips (AND THE JOB) start, things will move much faster, so I'm trying to inhale each minute.

Sunday, March 04, 2012


In November of 2011, I became a Scentsy Consultant. Having never done anything like this in my life before, I was very nervous about it, and wondered if it would even be profitable. It was a small investment, and Bill was supportive, so I bit the bullet.  In two months, I had earned all the investment money back and had no where to go but up! 

I love the Scentsy products. Lots of people love them, which makes them easy to sell, even when your circle of friends/ acquaintances is as small as mine is. 

This stuff pretty much sells itself! Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a salesperson. But I can talk about something I like, and I do like these products! This spring, there are so many pretty warmers and lovely scents! These are some of my favs: 

 I just put an order in this evening and am so excited for it to come in! I just love it when I open that box and it just smells so good! (This from a girl who cannot pass Yankee Candle without gagging.) I don't know what it is about Scentsy that is so different. They don't smell chemical or over-done, just wonderful.
Browse the website and email me if you have any questions!

Thursday, February 02, 2012


But I'm really 37. 
This is last year's birthday. 
This year we went to Razoo's for dinner, and oh my yum. 

I bought myself a smash book for my birthday, and this is the scrappiest thing in there so far. Everything else is pretty bad, but hey, we all gotta re-start somewhere, right? 

This has been more of a "red pen" week, then a "red letter" week. It's been kinda rough, and feels like it's just been full of opportunities for personal correction. I got a monstrous cold sore yesterday, so I'm thinking that I pretty much failed at making good choices. 

One of my co-workers asked me if I'd named the cold sore yet. 

I hadn't named it, but I did with a quickness that only those with a penchant for quirkiness would understand. I named it "Esperanza." 
 I think that is quite possibly the most beautiful name in the world.
 It means hope. But it sounds like starry, miraculous, fairy-tale come true hope. 

So I'm taking the nasty, sickening blight on my countenance and naming it after something beautiful. 

That's weird, right? But its fitting, somehow. . 

Monday, January 16, 2012


They are always such a blur. Today feels like it's been nothing but laundry and cleaning. My feet hurt from standing. But there were other things. It wasn't all a drag. 
I went to lunch with a dear friend and got to love on and inhale the sweet scent her baby girl. 
I checked facebook 3450986 times. 
Cried over clips of the Les Mis 25th anniversary special and ordered the DVD. 
Served a fancy tea for Emma and her friend.
 Let Bo have a couple of friends over to work on his movie. 
I exercised. 
I did my morning pages. 
I'm going to show the kids a couple of the appropriate shorts from Paris J'Taime.
Then I'm going to settle in for some lamp-lit creative time at my desk. 
I will. 
And I will go to bed, sleep soundly, and wake up ready for another day. 

Friday, January 06, 2012

Word 2012

Three years ago I chose the word "abundance." 
Two years ago, I chose the word "wait." 
One year ago, the word "wait" was still quite applicable, 
because I apparently had not gotten full use of it the year before.

I am tired of that word.

This year, I have chosen a word with action.
A word that I can use as a command to my brain
or a request to my soul. 
A word to remind me 
to use what I have been given
 to discover what I have been given.


You can read more about OLW here.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Story Telling.

This is a great story in the works, and I am looking forward to seeing the whole thing when it's finished.
Subscribe to Bo's youtube channel to be ready when it comes!