Isn't it interesting how memories are made? Sometimes, you make them intentionally. This could be done with taking part in traditions or attending special events. Sometimes, they happen out of life's circumstances and seemingly random events. There are happy memories, such as graduating from college. There are sad memories, such as a loved one passing … Continue reading Making Memories
Isn't it wonderful how candid, imaginative, and surprisingly insightful children can be when you have conversations with them? For being so small, their views of the world sure are big! Both of my children are under ten years old and they've said some pretty funny and clever things. Being the word nerd that I am, … Continue reading Things My Children Have Said
If you remember from this previous post, I had started a challenge to read ten books (between June 1 and September 1) from my to-read list. This post is a follow up. I am happy to say that I indeed completed the challenge, even though I had only two days left to finish my last … Continue reading 10 Books of Summer: Completed!
Summer always seems to be the best time to visit a farmer's market or other outdoor/street market. There's so much fresh, summer produce! Ripe tomatoes, juicy blueberries, crunchy cucumbers. There are fragrant bouquets of flowers. There are hand-crafted items made by skilled artisans. There are delicious cheeses, golden honeys, fun jewelry, homemade soaps, hand-carved wooden … Continue reading Street Markets
It's interesting how a pile of rocks, under the right conditions, can turn out to be something beautiful and artistic. I'm talking about cairns. The word comes from a Gaelic term that means “heap of stones.” I was lucky enough to see an ancient and authentic Scottish cairn when I was in Edinburgh, Scotland with … Continue reading Cairns
California has all sorts of beautiful cities, no doubt about it, and San Francisco is definitely one of them. Magnificent parks, amazing food, a variety of cultures, awesome nightlife, lots of sports teams, interesting history... There's just so much to see and do in the "City by the Bay." While I have not been to … Continue reading San Francisco, CA
You may have noticed that there has been a lot of interest in the mental health benefits of coloring for adults. I did some research and here's a link to a list of 8 therapeutic benefits. Very cool stuff! It makes sense, then, that there's also been a trend in coloring books and coloring apps … Continue reading Coloring Books