Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. To my readers who are moms, I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day filled with laughter and love. You deserve all the pampering and gifts you hopefully received. 🙂 Most of my readers are of a certain age. Because of this, I know that many of you are beginning to experience holidays and special … Continue reading Celebrating Our Mothers (Even If Your Mom Has Passed Away.)
There are some simple pleasures in my life that while on the surface seem very mundane give me great joy. One of these things is a cup of coffee. I can not remember time when coffee was not a part of my life. The sweet nectar of the gods, is a part of my earliest memories.The sound of the coffee pot, the aroma drifting through … Continue reading For the Love of Coffee
April 16th is here again and I now find myself half way between 50 and 60 years of age. It is both exciting and surreal. I often find myself contemplating my life and it’s eventual end this time of year. This post is not meant to be too deep or depressing. It is meant to inspire us all to enjoy the wild, crazy, unpredictable ride … Continue reading 55 Years Old! Some Birthday Thoughts.
This weekend I pulled out my little tote with my Spring/Easter decorations. Growing up my family loved the holidays. From October to April my sister, Cindy, and I eagerly looked forward to each change of season and decorating for the holiday at hand . This love of decorating for the holidays was inspired by my mom. She knew how to capture the magic of … Continue reading Thoughts On Decorations, Gifts, and Cultivating Memories.
This weekend was absolutely beautiful in Colorado. Winter may have been beating down the east coast, but here on the Front Range of the Rockies it was near 70 degrees. If I was suffering from the winter blues the past few weeks, this weekend it was full out spring fever. Everywhere I looked people like me were basking in the golden rays of the sun. … Continue reading Spring Cleaning My Mind
For the past couple of years I have had a goal: A life in balance. An essential part of this balance has been the ongoing challenge to reclaim my weekends and learning how to relax. This past week I found myself reminiscing about my weekends as a child. Our family weekend routine began Friday evenings when my mom got off work. My sister, Cindy, and … Continue reading Taking Time to Relax and Finding Balance in Life.
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Thursday was my 52nd birthday. Yep, I am another year wiser, healthier, and happier. I am also very excited to embark on another year of my life’s journey. I was looking back at my 51st year and it made me smile. I had three major changes last year. I officially became Laura Kelly just days … Continue reading Birthday Reflections: Bring On A New Year!
Happy Monday, everyone! Mondays can be a time of dread for many people. Most of us are headed back to work after a relaxing weekend. Work can mean pressure, deadlines, difficult people, and stressful situations for many of us. Even those of us who enjoy our career may find ourselves longing for just one more day to relax and play or feeling a little frazzled … Continue reading Making Each Day Special
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying the final days of 2014. I know I am getting excited to say “goodbye” to the old year and welcome 2015. I think I have found a recurring theme among some of the blogs I like to follow. There has been a lot of buzz about Diane Von Furstenberg the past couple of weeks and her quote … Continue reading Who Do You Want To Be In 2015?
Hi everyone! With Christmas Eve right around the corner, Solstice passing, and Chanukah winding down I wanted to wish everyone happy celebrations this week. I am looking forward to several days with my sister and her family celebrating Christmas. Church, time with loved ones, lots of food, and some old Christmas movies such as A Christmas Carol and White Christmas are on my list of things … Continue reading Season’s Greetings