Day 14 – Ann Arbor

Shortly before the kids went off to school, I made my way downstairs at Laurel’s house to see the fairly typical morning at her house. Then, Laurel & I had coffee and chatted. I took a shower, then we left for breakfast at Anna’s House which was really good. It wasn’t raining yet, so we…

2 Years & Cookies

Today marks my 2-year anniversary of moving into my awesome downtown apartment. Crazy to think about that passage of time – how I’ve become more myself (I think), how I’ve lost a bit of weight, how I’ve become (maybe too) comfortable on my own, how my family unit has shifted, and how I can sit…

Vacation – day 3: Edinburgh => Inverness

I woke up around 7:30 am and searched for a place to go get some coffee. I thought about having the hotel breakfast again (not sure if I could have since I was checking out), but then I thought to myself, “Lizzie, you are in Edinburgh, go see what you can see!” So I located…

Best Day(s) of 2017

Thank goodness I keep a daily gratitude journal so I can look back at my year. Some days are very vague like “I am grateful for salmon,” while other days I really capture everything that transpired. It’s become a micro-journal which is much easier for me to maintain. Today’s December Reflection is “Best Day of…

Early

Turns out I’m an early-bird. I don’t think I would have ever predicted that. As a kid and in high school, I was known to sleep until noon on weekends. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to find that I can get up and get going pretty good in the mornings. Even on Sunday,…

a life well lived – Cathy Grawin

I just learned this morning that my dear friend, Cathy Grawin, passed away early Friday morning from ovarian cancer. I loved Cathy. I adored her. She was a role model to me in many ways. She was a woman who loved her life, who loved her work. She was an amazing plein air painter. We…

downtown life

So far I’ve had a pretty great day. I woke up around 7:45 am and went down to my favorite little French cafe (Cafe de L’Opera) around 8:30 am. The doors were closed, and I was sad that they might be closed, but then the owner saw me and opened the door for me. She…

OBX (and my return!)

Remember me? It’s been a while, I know. I always make the same excuses when I haven’t written in a long time. I’ll spare you. I changed up the theme of the blog, something I usually do when I try to get into posting more. It occurred to me that I have done a miserable…

NPM – 13 of 30

upon waking I discovered the cat had knocked over its litter box after a day of work where I barely came up for air I made my way to the harbor where I met a friend who was in from out of town we walked to a restaurant and met another friend we talked a lot…