Category Archives: Personal Thoughts

My nest is empty so I replenished

Honestly, I thought about doing it several months ago but didn’t. Still, it felt like an impulse purchase. Or more accurately, an impulse adoption. Yes, the Bush family expanded by two last week. Two was never in my thoughts. That … Continue reading

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Whatever you think of me, it’s probably true

If you entered my house you would quickly notice that I have areas of clutter, especially my bedroom where few people see. My house isn’t terribly dirty—I don’t keep dirty dishes and such lying around—but I don’t always put things … Continue reading

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Don’t ignore how you’re feeling emotionally

The week of Thanksgiving felt pretty crazy. Because of the holiday, our newspaper deadline was a day early. That meant that Monday felt like Tuesday; Tuesday felt like Wednesday; and Wednesday felt like Thursday. Because I stayed at home alone … Continue reading

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Vacation includes a new state, baseball bats, and a small world

It’s been a long time since I’ve traveled to a state I had never been to before. I’ve never flown overseas, so I’ve never been to Hawaii. I’ve been to Mexico a couple of times and Canada several. In fact, … Continue reading

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Habits – July 2020 Update

My word for 2020 is habits, so each month I select one habit that I want to stop and one I want to start. So far in 2020 I’ve given up: January – Watching shows for entertainment February – Soda … Continue reading

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Habits – June 2020 Update

My word for 2020 is habits, so each month I select one habit that I want to stop and one I want to start. So far in 2020 I’ve given up: January – Watching shows for entertainment. February – Soda … Continue reading

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Habits – May 2020 Update

My word for 2020 is habits, so each month I select one habit that I want to stop and one I want to start. So far in 2020 I’ve given up: January – Watching shows for entertainment February – Soda … Continue reading

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Habits – April 2020 Update

Each month I set two new goals—one to start and one to stop. My habits journey in April ended with mixed results. My to-start goal for the month was a repeat of my failed March goal. I wanted to spend … Continue reading

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Habits – March 2020 Update

Well, I crashed and burned in March. I’d like to blame it on COVID-19, and that certainly didn’t help, but truth is, I was struggling before coronavirus became a household name. My giving up goal was chocolate. I knew this … Continue reading

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Habits – February 2020 Update

I had mixed results in February. I continued my morning devotional time and ran my streak to 61 days. I may have missed a morning or two and done my devotions in the evening, I honestly can’t remember if that … Continue reading

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