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Just Because

Coffee Station July 19 2019, 0 Comments

I don’t know about you but coffee stations
are a MUST for me when I’m staying in a hotel.
Biggest pet peeve is when you have to stand in line
and wait to order a $6 cup of coffee right when you wake up.  I’ve been going to LA for business for the last 12 years and I always stay at the same hotel.
Their coffee station is the bomb...
truly appreciative of this set up
each visit!

Beautiful July 13 2019, 0 Comments

Could just chill right there...

Clever idea... July 13 2019, 0 Comments

How clever is that??  
Look at the tub/shower area - love!

Decor July 13 2019, 0 Comments

One thing I love about decorating
is how you can use items out of context...
I mean how cute are these hats used as decor...
Makes me think of Mexico.

Robertoooooo! July 13 2019, 0 Comments

I mean dad gum!
Robert tamales!

The A Word… July 10 2019, 0 Comments

Well anyone that knows me knows I’ve got a weeee bit
of anxiety… it’s a blessing
(as it allows me to get stuff done) but
a curse also (it has kept me from sleep for years).
Anyway, I recently was directed towards this workbook and can you say life changer!??
I really thought most people thought the way I did until
I realized I swayed just a wee bit over the norm…
Classic, right?
Anyway if you think you are a bit like this you should totally
check this book out!

Listening July 10 2019, 0 Comments

For Years I always thought what made a good
listener was when you listened then advised…
Well I was wrong (shocker again!)
I am slowly figuring out that being a good listener isn’t so much
listening and then advising - it’s just listening & then validating.
If asked for advice then go for it but what tends to work for my family 
and friends is to just listen and emphasize and validate.
It’s so tempting to talk and respond but it seems just the listening
ear is all anyone really needs.

The River Walk June 27 2019, 0 Comments

I used to hate the River Walk.
I don't know - it just wasn't something that I gravitated towards.
But recently I'll go down to go on a run or walk 
and I really am enjoying it.
It's so peaceful during the early morning when
it's not crowded and theres a breeze in the air.
Was down there recently and came across this...
I mean???? How cool - right?
Made me smile.
I think this was a "God Wink"

Just be you... June 27 2019, 0 Comments

So the conversation came up recently about 
"just being you".  
You're going thru one of those periods in life
where you question things, feel "off" and one of your friends
says - just be yourself.
Well I was talking to my daughter the other day and she asked me a question and I  said "just be you".
And she said "how?"
It wasn't as easy to answer as I thought it would be.
I kind of stumbled and said all the things you expect to hear - 
"Well, what do you like to do?  What interests you?  What songs do you like"
What feels comfortable ... etc, etc, etc.
And it got me thinking (shockerrrr) I've got to stop thinking so much.
But anyway, it got me thinking - just be you is something that takes time.
And it changes, right? 
It's not a do A, do B and do C and bam - you are you.
So many analogies take me back to the ocean recently.
You've got calm days.  You've got stormy days.
Days with waves and wind.  And days of stillness.
You've got deep water, shallow water, dark water and clear water.
But you're still the ocean regardless of the conditions around you.
I think being a person is like being an ocean.
Getting to know yourself is knowing how to feel and respond
 to all that mother nature has in store for you.
So maybe if some relationships are like storms to you - they feel like storms 
to you - you steer your way towards calmer seas.
Or if you find yourself in darker water you know that you'd rather
find clearer water so you can jump in, swim and explore.
I don't know...but for now I'm going to jump in the ocean 
with her and try to help her learn.

Killing me... June 27 2019, 0 Comments

I mean what in the world???
I can't explain it - just 1000% drawn to it
I want an entire house out of these colors.

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