W.H.P. {two}…

I am once again participating in the Wednesday Hodgepodge, hosted here at this fantastic blog! 1. The last place you visited/patronized where you felt like you were given ‘the royal treatment’? The salon I go to is pretty amazing. Every service they do, from hair stuff to facials, massage to really anything else, is taken to levels beyond other places I have been. There is such an element of genuine care and motivation to make a difference far beyond “doing a good job”. It doesn’t feel like a job to the staff, even though I know it is. 2. The last task you completed that was a ‘royal pain’? Honestly, it isn’t that it was a pain at all- it’s that I really struggle with electronics. I have a podcast, and recently changed how our team records and produces the episodes because our original method was just heavily flawed. The nice thing about the first way was you simply push a button, but this new way involves all sorts of techy things like microphones, equalizer, sound boards, distance, interference and a bunch of other things that are just all way over my head. My husband is the tech-guy and when I have to record in his absence, I’m finding that I am a bit of a panicky wreck. 3. How have your strengths helped you succeed? How have your faults hindered you? Wow! Unexpectedly deep question! So- I am exceptionally […]

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It’s Friday, I’m in love…

I am in love, (of the head over heels variety) with the blossoms on our trees. It is like Michigan woke up one morning and realized it had forgotten to dress in its spring apparel. I know, by now, that there is no “this time of year” sentiment rooted in fact, here in the mitten state. The weather is never the same. Even here, in the just-over-half-way point of May, a huge snow storm could fall on us at any point in time. I know the drill. Sadly the blossoms are blowing off as quickly as they came. I feel the need to stomp my foot and ask God if the beauty¬† really has to be so fleeting… Then this might be when God smiles lovingly and points out the huge pimple on my jaw line and I sigh. (imaginary conversations are my specialty) This week I’ve been lucky to love quite a few things. Some old, some new, and I am super excited to share those things with you… This website is really time-consuming, but super moving. I am a big “fan” (the word seems almost inappropriate) of things which stretch the boundaries of my empathy and ability to relate to others. This is very much one of those things. (Another was this book… And if you happen to be pretty conservative and fear it will be like the Netflix series, I assure you, it is not.) I think […]

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A hodgepodge dabble…

I decided to dabble in a little something new, so today I am participating in a fun little Wednesday thing, over here… Basically, 6 questions are asked, and I’ll answer. Pretty easy, right? 1. What would you say is your biggest day to day challenge? time management is easily my biggest day-to-day challenge. I have truly important (and sometimes admirable) to-do lists, where everything really matters, to some degree… But I struggle most often with managing the time and not losing myself in the tasks. Often what gets cut is my writing time… 2. May 16th is National Biographers Day. What’s a biography you really enjoyed reading? Is this a genre you read regularly? While it isn’t actually a biography, anyone who reads here or listens to the podcast must be so sick of hearing about this, but I am full-on OBSESSED with Chrissy Metz autobiography/memoir. OBSESSED. (I have also enjoyed biographies written about Zelda Fitzgerald quite a bit!) I love memoirs, personal essay collections and really solid literary novels. 3. How important is keeping a clean house? Do you need to de-clutter your life? I have a “lived in” home, but it stays pretty clean and organized, for the most part. I have a couple of seasons a year where I’ll do a big declutter, but do honestly try to stay on top of it because I firmly believe that only surround myself with things I either love or […]

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