the awkward bird

without a doubt

I have noticed lately as I am out and about running errands, that I am talking to myself while trying to make selections. It's the time of year where decision making is commonly at its highest and I need to run my choices by someone. Since it's just me running errands, I get to talk to myself. "Is this the 1000 sheet one ply toilet paper? Yes. Good, that's the right one. Okay, are these the paper towels that can rip off at different sizes? Sweet. In the cart they go." "Hmmm...would they like this? How much is it? Am

2019-04-05T07:46:48-04:00December 30th, 2018|Archives|Comments Off on without a doubt

summer traditions

So, I know you've been wondering what is happening in my world. You probably find yourself thinking, "What is going on with Aaryne, The Awkward Bird? Is she still packing boxes?". I found this pic on my phone. My kiddos will ask to use my phone and take pics once in a while. I'm not surprised that boxes showed up! Yes, I am still packing boxes but that activity is dwindling. When I started purchasing boxes, I cleverly decided to try to use sizes that I might also use as shipping boxes when I start my online Awkward Bird Country

2019-04-05T07:46:48-04:00July 2nd, 2018|Archives|1 Comment

it’s february…i’m free!

Facebook sent me a message that I haven't posted anything in a while. Talk about pressure! It's hard to complain that celebrations have kept you so busy the past two months that you need a break, but...that's what I'm sayin'. Holidays, birthdays and the odd celebration peppered in are behind me now and I feel so free. It's February...I'm free! So I devised yet another exercise plan. I need adventure so I am now on a kick to walk the five miles it takes to do a loop up near Lake Michigan and back. The first free day I had

2019-04-05T07:46:49-04:00February 11th, 2018|Archives|2 Comments

the excitement of january

It's January. Wow! So what have you been doing? Are you busy? Are you relaxing? Are you shivering? Are you shoveling? All of the above? None of the above? Oh, I have so much to chat about! I know that is no surprise, but fair warning...this post is a biggie. I keep adding to it. I love January. It's such an exciting moment to be at the very beginning of a fresh new year full of possibilities and unknowns. A few years ago, I ditched the New Year's resolutions and opted for a word or a thought that would guide

2019-04-05T07:46:49-04:00January 13th, 2018|Archives|Comments Off on the excitement of january

it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

When I first started writing this post to share with you, it was much closer to the beginning of December. Now, it is much closer to the end of December, or at least it will be by the time I finish writing it. So, yes, my title is a little iffy because it should look a lot like Christmas now, but I'm still keeping it. In my world, we celebrate Christmas. And Christmas needs snow. And coldness. That's because I have always lived in a northern seasonal part of the world, aside from my first six months of life spent

2019-04-05T07:46:50-04:00December 18th, 2017|Archives|2 Comments