On the Cusp. . .


. . .of the holiday season. Now that Halloween has come and gone, including this weekend we are 7 weekends away from Christmas/Holiday season.


The holidays are a wonderful time, a season of thanks, and good cheer. It is also a festive time to get together with friends, office holiday parties, holiday banquets/fundraisers, and concerts. There’s festive light shows, plays/concerts/ballets to attend, pictures to take, cards to create, gift lists, baking, decorating, planning, traveling, etc.


The holiday season seems to start sooner every year, and various personal and family events to attend only grow with young children.


So while we’re still 7 weeks away, I hope that there can be an intentional time to relax, take in the fall season, spend time with your immediate family without the pressures of everyone else around, and just savor a free weekend before it gets crammed with various commitments.


*photo credit: cosmic fitness

Home Is. . .


. . .Where the Heart Is

. . . .Wherever I’m with You.


Every summer I make the trek back to the home that I lived in for only 2 years before leaving for college. In childhood there were many places that I called “home.” This home that my parents proudly own, the one that I barely have any memories in, is still considered home, as much as I claim that the particular town is also my home. Read the rest of this entry »

Time Out for Summer


Summer is probably many people’s favorite season. There are the occasional heat waves and severe weather, but those are redeemed by the frivolity: outdoor concerts, trips to the pool/beach, camping, flea markets, warm starry nights, boating, etc. There is so much that one can do that is not so ideal to do in the spring or fall.


Other than grilling in the summer, another favorite thing to do is the summer/family vacation. Hopefully these trips are well thought out and designed for getting rejuvenated and refreshed. Even if one is not taking a marvelous vacation somewhere, even a day trip or an intentional afternoon outdoors is enough to think of the 2 R’s. Read the rest of this entry »