I bet you thought I fell off the planet, didn't you? Nope, just super busy and super uninspired. I've read A LOT of books, because that's my escape from reality for a few minutes (or hours). With books you can focus on the words and the pictures in your head and let everything else go … Continue reading Doing It Scared
Until two days ago, I didn't even know this was a real word, much less that I was experiencing it daily. Impulsivity is how they describe the symptom of struggling with impulse control. It's almost a disconnect between the part of the brain that tells you to do something and the part of the brain … Continue reading Impulsivity
There's something to be said for a man who can actually do stuff. (Yes, I understand women can also do things and take care of themselves, as I most definitely can, but that's not the point here.) The point is men have changed. How many of you have a man in your life who can … Continue reading Hands On
I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I'd hazard to guess that most people do.
Ever look at your little one and feel that flush of pride? That feeling that you have the greatest kid ever? I do. Sometimes it just comes over me that he is so special and we are so lucky he is ours. Now, ever look at them and think how did we get here? Did … Continue reading Kids, am I right?
Yep. Thieves. Thieves is probably the most well known product Young Living distributes. People who don't even know what Young Living is, know what Thieves is. It is so popular there is an entire line of products dedicated to using the Thieves formula. Cleaner, which people love, soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, hand sanitizer...and the … Continue reading Thieves
Our family has lived through a weird five years. Some of it I've shared with you and some I'm still working up to sharing. All of this means every year by August, I am out of sick days and halfway through my vacation days. And I never, ever roll anything into the new year. I … Continue reading Sweet Freedom
Today was not my day. No amount of Spearmint and Stress Away could save this day. It's Monday, so that speaks for itself. I got to work and my phone and computer wouldn't connect to the internet and therefore the system. No one else was having an issue. Imagine that. Both run off the internet, … Continue reading This Day, Take 2
Since I started this journey, I've had multiple people say I seem happier. I don't know if it's the oils themselves or just the change in focus. The running joke is I told a friend one day in conversation that I liked talking to people. That is out of the ordinary for me. A lot. … Continue reading This Oily Life
It really isn't. If I'm honest with you and myself, it just isn't. I would love to give you some really impressive motivational speech. But I can't, because I'm not feeling it either. Have you ever wanted something so badly and for so long that it consumes you? I have. In my teenage years I … Continue reading It Is Well
I love that one popular store in the mall. No, not Victoria's Secret, the other one. The one with all the smellies and lotions and soaps, oh my! I seriously love it. I love my plug-ins that keep my house from smelling like dogs live here. I mean they do, but does that really need … Continue reading Smells Like Trouble
I miss the quiet almost as much as I miss sleep. Two long lost friends. Remember when you could quietly read a book? Or just sit? Or go the bathroom? Or shower? Those were the days. We thought we would miss our wild days when we had kids, but alas, I miss sleep and quiet … Continue reading Blessed Silence
These days everyone has seen or heard of essential oils. They are sold all over the place in a wide range of prices. But what are they and what is the price difference all about?? Essential oils are the lifeblood of the plants (trees, shrubs, seeds, etc.) from which they are extracted. They are essential … Continue reading Why “Essential” Oils?
I'm at a weird point. I'm doing something I really enjoy. Weird. Taking a hobby I've had for years and sharing it with a lot of people. Also weird. More people than I ever expected in a few short weeks. I find myself randomly recommending oils in conversation. Which is not me. Then there's the … Continue reading Oils of Our Lives
Some days are better than others, know what I mean? It's not that today was a bad day, per se, it's just blah. I don't want to be where I am all day doing what I'm doing... today at least. Most days I really like my job. I used to love it, but "like" is … Continue reading This day, y’all
Sleep, why hast thou forsaken me? It's 7:30. AM. On a Saturday. What is the deal?? Sleep is my hobby. It is my first love. I could sleep instead of eat any day of the week. The middle of the day is a magical time to sleep as far as I'm concerned. Today I have … Continue reading Broken Dreams
Anybody remember Hee Haw? Yeah, well, it was a few decades ago. And maybe it was only in Tennessee. Well anyway, I was not very old, but I remember watching it at my grandma's house. If you ever saw the show, you recognize the title to this post. This is a song that pops in … Continue reading Gloom, Despair & Agony on Me
I am an almost-40 year old living in a very small rural town in southern middle Tennessee. Yes, we actually describe it that way, because there is nothing recognizable to non-Tennesseans close. I could tell you two hours south of Nashville (Go Preds!), but two hours south of the middle of the state can be … Continue reading Where I am today