Archive for the ‘on my mind Category’

on my mind: Christmas

When I was in middle school, every Advent season, my mom, teacher extraordinaire, and her students did a candlelighting service — a mixture of readings and

on my mind: family we choose. . .

While in Ohio, a gentleman asked me about my life abroad and why I choose to be far from family. There was a subtext that my

on my mind: family through marriage

Five years ago this week, David and I were preparing for our wedding day. We got married on the weekend of the Feast of the Holy

Happy Thanksgiving!  So many people and blessings to be thankful and grateful for this year.

I printed this out to hang in our apartment this month…. to remind me that this is what it’s all about. Image is a great printable

I follow a handful of blogs about being a curvy gal — mostly for fashion (not that I’m all that fashionable, although I aspire to be

Mom and me before my wedding (29 December 2007) Today I’d like to write a bit about Dorothy Andreassen because she rocks, because she’s my mom

Monday is Piata Day or Market Day for our little family.  After work on Monday, I head over to the bustling piata, chat up my favorite

I know it’s awful to come back from a fantastic European vacation and have the next blog post be about decision-making and stress.  But these subjects

So far we’ve kept most of our travel Peace Corps pertinent — seeing Romania, collaborating with other volunteers, integrating into this country, etc.  But a week

words to live by. . .

"Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."
from "A Psalm of Life"
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

breaking it down. . .

past ramblings. . .