Reading Lately

Loved My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper I love The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, so it’s no surprise that I love Ellie Kemper, too. This was a quick, light-hearted memoir that made me laugh out loud at least once every few pages. I found the first half of the book funnier than the second, but that… Read More Reading Lately

natural living for normal people


My dear friend who is a retired priest once told me that she most often observes people make major changes to their health and lifestyle only after they’ve hit what she calls a turning point. Losing a few pounds, trying a new form of exercise, eating less meat–all of these are well and good, but… Read More Balance


Tips based on how I thrift

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about second-hand shopping, so I thought I’d share a bit about my methods. Enjoy! Keep a list on your phone You’ll be surprised what you can find that is very specific to what you want. I didn’t learn this trick until recently, and I’m continually amazed at how… Read More Tips based on how I thrift


Daily Routines

We are well into the summer over here—not that summer really feels as much like SUMMER as when there are school-aged kids in the house, but you know what I mean—and we’ve got a pretty good daily routine in place. I love routines. Love, love, love them. When I was teaching, my classes always followed… Read More Daily Routines