Fireplace in your home

Virtual coziness. Why am I so enamored with the looping video of a crackling fire? Especially when we're still experiencing summer temperatures? Turns out the crackling sound paired with the dancing glowing flames has a calming effect. It soothes us and helps focus. It can elevate the effects of mindfullness and wellbeing, and lowers blood … Continue reading Fireplace in your home

September 11, 2022

I tried to listen to this book this year. I thought after 21 years, I would be able to get through it. I managed to make it about a third of the way through before I had to stop. After more than two decades, it's still unbelievable, terrifying and sad. I don’t know anyone who … Continue reading September 11, 2022

2022 graduation

Everyone in our house is a high school graduate now! There were no COVID protocols, like last year. The students were allowed a walking partner (last year they walked in single file), didn't wear masks and there were no limits on tickets. Kid #2 graduated with several honors including cum laude, National Honor Society, Kansas … Continue reading 2022 graduation

2022 graduation open house

Graduation parties weren't "a thing" when I was a kid, but I guess they are now. We celebrated Zach's high school graduation with a come and go open house. He will be attending Emporia State University in the fall. 🐝 #StingersUp The theme was "sweet success" and se served seven different kinds of cookies (chocolate … Continue reading 2022 graduation open house