See you in the new year, friends. It’s time for SnapDragon to turn inward. Time marches on. Be well. . . .
October: A Month in Review.
So umm. . . yeah. I was going to do this for each month in 2021. This is the second time I remembered. Oh well. So it goes. . . . 1. Trick or Treat, Yo. October is my favorite month, and pretty much always has been. It’s mysterious somehow, which comforts a literary old-soul…
Let us remember that we all require space. Sometimes a little; sometimes a lot. Those quiet times hold such delicious potential; the roots do strengthen, as the vine prepares to blossom. Shh. Close your eyes. Listen. And allow yourself just to be. Wonderful things are on the horizon, are they not? . . . SnapDragon…
Blah. . . . Hi. I had stressful, annoying dreams last night. So many things to unpack. Clothes and boxes and craft supplies bursting out of every corner. Looks of judgment. Crime. Feeling trapped, physically and emotionally. I just want to sleep, yo. Is that too much to friggin’ ask? . . . Sometimes I…
(rips a fresh slice of paper out of a spiral-bound notebook) . . . 1. Mind Shh. Quiet Time. Listen to the birds; listen to the leaves. Remind yourself that you are enough. In fact, you’re more than enough: you’re wonderful. 2. Body Water, all around. Drink it in, splash it on. Rinse those worries…
A Welcome Breeze.
This & That from Yours Truly. . . . Hi! And greetings from my parked car. I’ve got the AC chilling on low, Toddler Snap snoozing in his car seat, and a pumpkin iced latte within reach. Each sip reminds me of pleasant fall mornings in my classroom. Singing along with Regina Spektor as I…
Let it Roll.
A short musing from your girl SnapDragon. . . . Hi! Happy Monday, friends. And greetings from my bed, where Henry the Cat and I are taking a moment just to be. The whir of the ceiling fan, the clink-clank of zippers in the dryer, and a lawn mower in the distance are somehow soothing…
In our house there will always be: -pots and pans drying by the sink -half-read New Yorker magazines -a fridge full of craft beer -cat hair ingrained in every fabric -an abundance of Burt’s Bees products -more books than we could ever read -high-quality audio equipment -a heap of laundry in our bedroom -coffee mugs…
‘Cuz it’s the first day of the rest of our lives, right? . . . Hi. (waves) Today is my first official day of being a full-time, stay-at-home mom. And despite the whole working remotely thing happening for months on end, it feels pretty good to be 100% done. Close the book. Wave goodbye. It’s…
Mile by Mile.
RV Adventure: Stops 8, 9, 10, & 11. . . . Round Lake Vineyards & Winery Round Lake, Minnesota Waterloo, Iowa Leisure Lake Membership Resort Joliet, Illinois Toledo, Ohio . . . Dear Reader! Hello. It’s been a bit. We’re back home now, and taking a much-needed rest. As I’ve said, we had a blast.…