Perfect Moment Monday: Retreat

January 22, 2012

As part of a year-long course I’m immersed in, I had the pleasure of spending a weekend with a group of authentic and supportive women (12 of us plus a teacher) at a dude ranch called Peaceful Valley. We drove up between snowfalls and, because of the time of year, ended up being the only […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Shiny things

March 27, 2011

This is on my nightstand. No reason . ~~~~~ We’d made a deal, Tessa and I. If she could go four days in a row without any arguing with me — not over clothes, homework, TV, eating, bedtime, bathtime or anything else — she could get her ears pierced early for her birthday. (Secretly I […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Swearing on

March 20, 2011

Back in high school, I went skiing with our church’s youth group. It was miserable and I swore off skiing forever. That was before I had a husband to please. Six years ago, I succumbed to said husband’s requests to ski again. It was still pretty miserable (especially on my left, black-and-blue hip) and again, […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Changing my mind

February 6, 2011

For over a year, I’ve been making a conscious effort to re-examine thoughts I have about myself, and to ease up on locking my limited self in boxes. I did so last January when I morphed from the woman who couldn’t bear to think about LASIK to the woman who sees clearly now. My recent […]