a year of living “not me”

After you've been hanging out with yourself for a while, do you ever feel the need for a little separation? Have you ever felt the desire to escape your own presence? One recent morning while I was sitting with my cat and my coffee enjoying some dark quiet wintery moments before my wee ones were awake, I started to ponder what it would be like if I took a year off of living "Aaryne" style. Putting some distance between me and myself. It sounds relaxing. Like maybe living in a retreat for a year. I've chatted with you before

2020-02-10T09:41:32-05:00February 10th, 2020|blogworthy|Comments Off on a year of living “not me”

make it happen people

One day this past week, while mentally juggling the necessary tasks for multiple events coming up, I was also mentally off in the new year dreaming and scheming. I don't know how to accomplish a few of those dreams. They're big and in directions I have never gone before. That sounds familiar. As questions and specific details came to my mind while it was wandering, I decided not to get caught up in the "not knowing how" and so I proclaimed with belief, "Let's make it happen people!" I was the only one around. Me, in my kitchen working

2019-11-24T16:31:36-05:00November 24th, 2019|blogworthy|Comments Off on make it happen people

nesting, reflecting and anticipating

Being a planner, a ponderer and a dreamer makes living in the “now” tricky business. My mind is always working, always busy. Along with training myself to eat tomatoes, because they’re really healthy, I’ve had to train myself to be present and in the moment, because…it’s really healthy. Probably more so than eating tomatoes but eating tomatoes is much easier to do than staying present. And I don’t really like tomatoes. As I prepare for the new fall season to take over and a new school routine to govern our lives, I’ve been nesting, reflecting and anticipating. Nesting, so

2019-09-27T11:41:32-04:00September 27th, 2019|blogworthy|Comments Off on nesting, reflecting and anticipating

life on the farm

It's August and we have totally been enjoying our summer. It took a while to get into the groove and now I am ready for it to go on for months, I've got my summer rhythm! While I'm reminded that it won't be here as long as I would like it to last - the August cricket sounds are in the background now, the local county fair is coming up, which always appears right before "back-to-school", and there is no ignoring the "back-to-school" shopping going on in the stores - I'm not ready to switch gears and fall into

2019-08-07T10:03:04-04:00August 7th, 2019|blogworthy|Comments Off on life on the farm

peas for breakfast

I'm not a breakfast food fan, for breakfast. I like breakfast, but I prefer it for dinner. I like to eat dinner foods for breakfast. Breakfast foods are often sweet, and being a salty, I need salt to start my day. I know that there are some options, but, not many. Delicious foods for breakfast can also take a bit of preparation and there is rarely time for that in the morning. There have been many a day where I sat at the breakfast table with my leftover chicken, pizza, pasta dish or even a hot dog, and endured

2019-07-20T17:40:41-04:00July 20th, 2019|blogworthy|Comments Off on peas for breakfast