I love my little boy!

Today my son asked to take a pic of my eyes for his geometry project bc they are circles. Then he looked at the picture and said "You are so pretty Mommy". Man I love that boy!  He doesn't look for make-up, he looks for Mommy!

Today my son asked to take a pic of my eyes for his geometry project bc they are circles. He promptly looked at the picture and said “You are so pretty Mommy”. Man I love that boy! He doesn’t look for make-up, he looks for Mommy!

I’m terrified and I have a wish

be yourself

Happy Hump Day Lovies. I have a confession. I’m scared, terrified, overwhelmed, frozen in fear and having difficulty embracing it. Last week I parted ways with my  job and after 13+ years I am free of an employer.  I feel like my career had a mid life fling  or a rebound job that was supposed to go up in flames and leave me all ready Phoenix like to rise to the next thing.  But just what should/could/would that be exactly? I. Have. No. Idea…

Well actually that isn’t entirely true I have a gazillion ideas, of which I’m an expert in roughly 1% of them and have the slightest idea how to execute roughly 10% of them.

I feel lonely, tired, and often pointless in this Mom, wife, career, friend, insert adjective here life I’m trying to create. I know I can’t be the only one who feels this way yet we seem to mired in this culture where sharing of struggles, fear, failure, disaster is not “ok” to experience, or share.  I want to know why not?

Why not?

So my best guess is maybe you’re afraid too, maybe you’d like to see a little more, oh thank GOD I’m not alone, in your life.

I’m going first to stand up and say , I’m trying to be as awesome as I can but dang it life is hard and wouldn’t it be great if we could all be fearless together?

That’s my wish, let’s open up to each other, give ourselves a pat on the back, apply the BGP principles with a spirit of adventure, love and honesty.

Figure out together how to let go of the fear holding us back from being whatever we want to be when we grow up, or whatever we want to be in the next hour for that matter.


I cannot promise how good I will be at this. I am not an eloquent writer, I don’t know squat about properly using hashtags, or twitter, and I am always a little terrified at self promotion for fear of I’m not even sure what, I just am.

But here is what I do know. No one knows what they are doing in everything all the time, and every one of us has something beautiful and amazing to give. I think my thing to give might be helping others see how  strong, beautiful and amazing they are, to help them let go of fear and embrace all the disasters and adventures life brings. To recognize what loving yourself looks like so we can all do it more often.

I’ve  been referring my “unemployment”  as sabbatical, maternity leave and retirement….see…. totally struggling to figure this out 🙂 

What are you struggling to figure out? Where does the fear live in in your life?

You are amazing and wonderful.















Adventures in Decorating: It’s a simple Red and White Christmas

My Favorite Christmas Decoration. My Godmother's Nativity Set.

My Favorite Christmas Decoration. My Godmother’s Nativity Set.

I kept it very easy this year. Red, White, a little bit of silver. The new polka dot ribbon is velvet, such a nice change for my glitter torn hands.  The secret to the mesh in the tree is to really shove it in there. The silver little tress were $1 at Dollar Tree and the sparkly snowflakes will stay in our house until Valentine’s Day. I forgot to take pics of the bathroom, but it’s  got the Grinch bobble-head in it again for when the holiday spirit is hard to muster!  I took a leap and wrapped the presents to match the decor this year.  Hobby Lobby’s wrapping paper is the best and I’m never buying anything else.   I’m publishing the pics rough and I’ll come back and arrange and provide details later, I have some last minute presents to wrap Lovies. I hope you and yours have an amazing, joyous and wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season!



Something I love this year

Something I love this year

Kindred spirit I’m fan girling on you

kindred spirit I’m fan girling on you

I love it when others share my message in an eloquent and snarky way. I often fall short on eloquence.

So I’m feeling better