Are you kidding me? I have seen six rainbows today. And now a double rainbow. I die. It's too much. I can't take it. More Millennial-speak: "That rainbow is everything." LOL. Seriously though, I wonder if Irish people even register these rainbows anymore? I will tell you each time I saw a rainbow today, I … Continue reading Rainbow over Dingle
I am so enjoying driving on the left side of the road with my left hand on the stick shift traveling through the Irish countryside. This afternoon, I figured out how to unlock the fuel cap on this tin can of a vehicle. Small wins. What did Rick Steves' readers do before Google? I feel … Continue reading Driving around the Ring of Kerry
And I am thankful to be alive. I have so much to be grateful for. My day started beautifully. I had coffee with my would-have-been colleague from the Community College System. He told me about the plans their team had for me, of eventually taking the CTE Director role, and he talked about how hard … Continue reading Today I am 44.
Makes me slow down. Emmaly came over Sunday just after I returned home from visiting Steve in VA. At 5pm on a Sunday, museums and fishmongers are closed, so we made do with what I had in the house. We steamed edamame, boiled a bag of frozen squid chunks my mother had given me, stir-fried … Continue reading Being a Big Sister
I have been tracking my time in my calendar, sort of an OCD habit habit. I started by placing my STGD's (shit-to-get-done) in my calendar, and that expanded into also tracking other ways I spend my time, especially as I don't always get those STGD's done. What I have found is I spend a lot … Continue reading Ways to recapture time
I listened to a new podcast during a run last week--SuperSoul Conversations with Oprah Winfrey. In this podcast, Oprah interviewed Maya Angelou, and this conversation was so inspiring. Among my favorites nuggets from Dr. Angelou: "Your crown has already been paid for. Put it on your head and wear it." Oprah described how she met … Continue reading In good company with Oprah Winfrey
After repairing my bookshelf, I unpacked books and found this one: With a vague memory that Funke had given it to me. Now I remember she wanted to get together before I moved to Korea the following week. Reading her words, all the love and kindness Funke shared comes rushing back, and I miss her … Continue reading And I miss her.
Take 2 on people I want to love and know well in 2018. I left a lot of people off of this list whom I would like to see in 2018 and stay in touch with, but realistically, I want to focus on fewer people, friends and family I love and learn from when I … Continue reading Whom do you love?
Tonight, I think a man at the Itron party wanted to talk to me, and I didn't realize until later. Blake and I were on the upper level hanging out with a few party crashers from Mars (the M&M maker) and a man who had Happy Birthday sung to him earlier. The birthday boy asked … Continue reading Singing our hearts out in San Antonio
I just had a wonderful exchange with a guy friend from my Friday night group. It made me think how lucky I am to have the friends I have and know some of the people I know. I want to be intentional about nurturing relationships with people I love and getting to know people I … Continue reading Who do you love? Intentionally building relationships in 2018