May 2, 2024

May Goals

If I could stay up late no doubtI’d catch the buds just bursting out;And up from every hidden rootWould jump a tiny slender shoot;I wonder how seeds learn the way,They always know the very day—The pretty, happy first of May;If I could stay up then, no doubtI’d catch the buds just bursting out. – “The First of May” by Annette Wynne April was the fullest travel month I’ve ever had with trips to D.C., Miami with Ari, and Cambridge, Massachusets,…

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Apr 1, 2024

April Goals

Sang the sunrise on an amber morn —‘Earth, be glad! An April day is born.‘Winter’s done, and April’s in the skies,Earth, look up with laughter in your eyes!’Then, the sound of growing in the airRose to God a liturgy of prayer.– “An April Liturgy” by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts March was miraculous: a much-needed marriage summit for our 18th wedding anniversary, a surprise proposal from Ari, strides in surgery recovery, and a soul-changing trip to Charleston for me. March…

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Mar 27, 2024

Our Garage Home Gym Makeover – Before and After


Ahhh, spring has sprung, and I’m excited to share one of my favorite home spaces with you today. You’ve been so patient as I’ve taken time to heal from surgery (that story is coming soon, too) and emerge from winter hibernation. As you know, we’ve had a bit of a health transformation over the last year. Ari and I were experiencing chronic health challenges and discovered new ways to care for our bodies. This has transformed our minds, bodies, souls,…

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Mar 4, 2024

March Goals

In the snowing and the blowing,In the cruel sleet,Little flowers begin their growingFar beneath our feet.– “March” by Mary Mapes Dodge A thin carpet of green catkins covers the pear tree outside my window as I write to you: spring is here. My daffodils and great-grandmother’s jonquils are blooming, the bluebirds have returned, and the smell of mulch is better than any Parisian perfume. I love this season of new growth! Affiliate links are used in this post. February highlights:…

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Feb 1, 2024

February Goals

The birds have been singing to-dayAnd saying: “The spring is near!The sun is as warm as in May,And the deep blue heavens are clear.– “In February” by John Addington Symonds We are inching closer and closer to spring—I can feel it. February brings glimpses of life below the surface: bulbs pushing through the frozen ground, catkins forming on the trees, and new bird sounds from migrating flocks returning home. I love this month! I’m ready to cozy up with hot…

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