I Didn’t Sign Up For This

The elevator door opened and she stood right in front of me, frazzled, holding two heavy bags and a cup of coffee. I asked her how she was doing as we traded places on the elevator. Dropping her bags, keys and setting it all on the elevator floor she said, “I didn’t sign up for this”! And her [...]

Fall Faves

It’s hard to believe that Santa will be here in just 94 days and that Christmas decorations are already abound in the aisles. I’m determined not to let this overwhelm me and to cause me to let the fall season pass me by. I absolutely love the fall. It’s my favorite of all the seasons. [...]

Grandparents Day

We used to celebrate this day together every year. Grandparents Day. My Granny and I would have lunch and I would present her with a small token of my love in the form of a cookie jar, flowers or a homemade treat. Her name was Beverly Ann Jordan the daughter of Kay and Jim Jordan, to me she will [...]

I’m not perfect. I’m me.

There I stood, five people away from her. I could over hear her complaining about receiving a birthday gift of a bottle of Cristal champagne. She lamented that she wished she had received something else and seemed smugly disappointed. A friend of hers laughed and said, “that really is a first [...]

Remembering Katrina

You remember exactly where you were when those historic events in life occur. 10 years ago I was at a fitness conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. I remember walking past the flat screen TVs in the lobby and seeing a CNN report about the level 5 hurricane named Katrina. As time ticked by, [...]

Southern Picnic Party

I must have inherited my love for cooking and entertaining from my Grandmother Pat. I love bringing friends together over food. I recently threw a southern picnic party and I had to share some of my favorite recipes that I tried for the first time. Enjoy! Pineapple Coleslaw The flavors are so good [...]

10 Things I’ve Learned By 45

Every year my birthday comes at the same time of year, that’s no surprise. But every year I seem to sing the blues because no one can attend my birthday celebration due to holiday commitments. So this year, I decided that I would follow through with planning a half birthday celebration. In [...]

Keep Showing Up

My favorite fountain. Three years ago if you would have asked me what I thought about human trafficking, I would have told you that it involved refugees being sold into labor and was a third world problem. I didn’t think people were sold against their will for labor or for sex here in Texas [...]

Looking Up

Many of us spend time looking back, glancing in the rearview mirror. More time hopefully is spent looking foward, having a vision, setting goals, then working towards those. How much time do we spend looking up? I mean literally looking up? This past week the idea of ‘looking up’ hit me [...]

Texas Top Four

You’ve probably heard the moniker ‘Deep in the Heart of Texas’. I think the ‘heart’ refers to the Texas Hill Country. To me, the Texas Hill Country represents this heart through simple authenticity, beauty in it’s purist form, bounty of multiple kinds, and [...]
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