I was sipping coffee this morning and browsing the weekly grocery ads while I put together my shopping list and my meal plan for next week. You know this is the time where I end up having random thoughts. Right? … Continue reading The Brown Grocery Bag
It is another week and I am eagerly sipping coffee after a short, brisk walk before the sun was brightly shining and heating up the pavement. Although it is September and many folks are starting to see signs of fall, … Continue reading Managing Mondays – Finding Inspiration and Motivation
Oh how I love my coffee and my morning time! I haven’t yet cracked open the work laptop even though I probably should. It is going to be a big week full of planning meetings, important dates and appointments. I … Continue reading Managing Mondays-Plan with Flexibility and Lists
As I near the end of March, I start thinking about April. Planning does that to me. I see the next month coming as the pages turn. Ugh! My mind goes into overdrive. To control the chaos, I start thinking about monthly goals, important events and I make lists. Lists help me focus and allow me to be distracted by things in the process. My kids send me texts or come to the door of my room and interrupt. My dogs don’t care that I am in planning mode. If they want affection they get right in my face or … Continue reading Managing Monday-Let’s Talk About Lists, Baby!
On Sunday, whether sipping coffee, iced tea, or wine I plan out my week. At least as much as I can. Everyone has a process. And for me personally, there are three basic steps with a lot of flair. How … Continue reading Managing Mondays-How I Planned
Every once in awhile I come home to a box waiting for me. It feels like Christmas. So, here is the latest box from Erin Condren! Isn’t that a pretty box? The word “enjoy!” and the pretty design lend a … Continue reading Unboxing – Erin Condren Haul
The French Quarter is a world in itself. It is colorful and musical and wonderfully unlike anything in my desert oasis home of Phoenix. Waking up in the Big Easy in The Prince Conti Hotel, mere steps from Bourbon Street … Continue reading New Orleans…Day Two…Eating on the Bayou
Are you ready to travel along with me and hear about my 2-week adventure? You helped me pack and plan. Now I am ready to explore. I didn’t even sleep a wink like I suspected. I don’t know about you, even at 47 years old I still anticipate the trip and stay awake the night before my vacation. I tend to watch movies and triple check the packing list because the last things to pack are important: hygiene, health, and beauty items. So with no sleep I headed to the airport with my bestie Trish. And on each flight our … Continue reading New Orleans-Day 1 Reflections
Saturday and Sunday I started packing, I organized myself and got down to brass tacks. I am sipping coffee and reviewing my lists. Because, well, do any of you live in New Orleans? Southern Florida, Cozumel? I think I may need to adjust my plan. I see lots of rain and plain old chilliness on some days in the next two weeks. I did the laundry, got the suitcase out of the closet and checked the weather forecasts. Then I put only definite items in the case and set it aside. Because I decided today was the day to look … Continue reading Seriously…What to pack?
While standing at a register buying a cup of coffee in a local Circle K a couple of weeks ago, my cashier said to a nearby employee, “It isn’t like going to Blockbuster anymore.” How long has it been since … Continue reading Blockbuster is so not Netflix-Not To Me