Sick of Shiny

I am a collector of quotes. I like inspirational sayings, motivating verses, and passages that hit home. I have a whole Pinterest board related to them, as well as various and sundry clippings, post-its, and cut outs of gems that struck a chord. But sometimes I get sick of shiny. I don’t want to seeContinue reading “Sick of Shiny”

AWOL…but with permission.

I’ve been AWOL. I never thought I would go without posting a TILT, but it’s been over a week without one. I was pretty committed and swore I’d never do it. But I had permission…from myself. I think sometimes life surrounds us with a hundred little stacks and piles. Stacks and stacks of responsibilities. PilesContinue reading “AWOL…but with permission.”

Different. Nice.

We can be different if you’re nice. If you’re nice, we can be friends. If we are friends, you can expect my loyalty, grace, and support. We can be different if you’re not nice. If you’re not nice, we can’t be friends. If we are not friends, you can (oddly) still expect my loyalty, grace,Continue reading “Different. Nice.”

Things I Learned Today / Sunday, August 15, 2021

Things I learned today… I started to crochet a blanket last night, and I had forgotten how much I loved it. While I was yarning over and hooking and turning, I realized that a crocheted blanket is one continuous string of yarn that is continuously looped and pulled to make stitch after stitch. The stitchesContinue reading “Things I Learned Today / Sunday, August 15, 2021”

Opportunities, PTSD, and Vikings

On or about this day 6 years ago, July 2015, Keith and I were standing in the front yard when the gastro doctor called. They found colon cancer in Keith after a routine colonoscopy, probably Stage 2, and it had to come out. It was hot outside. We were bewildered. Surgery was in order. AContinue reading “Opportunities, PTSD, and Vikings”

Let yourself go?

What do y’all think it means if you’ve “let yourself go”? Are you eating ice cream straight from the carton, curled up on the couch in sweats, most weekends? Girl. Took a shower…maybe yesterday? Sister. Wear your husband’s old, holey softball tournament tshirt and faded leggings…with Uggs… to the grocery store? Sweet Friend. We doContinue reading “Let yourself go?”

Creating Peace, Love & Joy #3

All week, I’m working to CREATE a little more peace, love, and joy by making some adjustments here and there to my daily habits.  So far, I’ve told you about two… >  I turned off my email notifications.>  I set a timer and focus. Today’s effort to create peace, love, and joy is tricky… I’mContinue reading “Creating Peace, Love & Joy #3”

Creating Peace, Love & Joy #2

I’m working this week to CREATE a little more peace, love, and joy by making some adjustments here and there to my daily habits.  Yesterday, I told you about the first one… I turned off my email notifications. It’s actually working! I feel less inundated with work (it’s still there but it’s not yelling atContinue reading “Creating Peace, Love & Joy #2”

Treat Yourself Like You’re Sick

Sometimes my mental health has so deteriorated, I should treat myself like I’m sick. Remove myself from crowds Get some rest and try to sleep Hydrate more and eat good food Assess my symptoms and identify what made me feel so bad Take care of my body at home Seek treatment if it gets worseContinue reading “Treat Yourself Like You’re Sick”

10 Things To Unlearn Now

Y’all, I have had to unlearn some things. I picked all this up along the way as the gospel, the truth, the way it is, what’s right. I thought it was, and if I had not been open to new concepts or applied my own critical thinking, I would still believe these “truths”. Here goes…Continue reading “10 Things To Unlearn Now”