A Wringer of a Week

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Relationships 2 Comments

Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer! Well what can I say but it’s been another interesting week, with a few dilemmas that left me feeling like I was put through the proverbial wringer… You know those expressions…”When it rains it pours…” And so it continues… Warren and I spent several evenings correcting errors in our year-end tax documents… I’ve been fighting off some kind …

The Intersection of Gender with Jaden Smith, Louis Vuitton, and Two Men Named Bruce Weber

Annah Elizabeth Confidence, Family, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships, Spirituality 2 Comments

Earlier this week I read Amazing Women Rock’s social media share about Jaden Smith modeling Louis Vuitton Womenswear. Many of the comments were disheartening and some were downright disturbing. The one that made the most sense to me came from AMR: “Plenty of women have dressed in men’s clothing over the decades…” The truth is that it has been going …

Delta at Dawn

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, The Five Facets of Healing ™, Travel Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer! I type this post from a packed plane on Delta flight six-two-nine, headed for Atlanta. This day begins at an ungodly hour for me; my alarm set to go off even before the sun rose. But that isn’t the only fatigue that has settled into every pour of my body. Do you know that good tired we …

Nesting

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Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer, I hope today’s post finds you well and warm, and if not, that it finds you mending… Yesterday morning I had an overwhelming urge to sweep my floors and to catch up on the laundry. For those of you who’ve been around for a while, you know that I’m not usually one to whistle while I work …

Old Faithful

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Fall is here in all her glory, Journeyer. Faithful as the day is long. Warren has been gone eight days now, doing some work and a little R & R out west. Two training camps with a few days of hunting and fishing in between. And sightseeing. On Tuesday he made the nearly four-hour trek from where he was staying …

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health, Parenting 2 Comments

It’s been a full week, Journeyer, and this weekend finds Warren and me on the road, again. Parent’s Weekend gave us a good excuse to visit our last little birdie to leave the nest…a trip that gave me opportunity (and akin to permission) to hug my boy and see with my own eyes that he is indeed eating and keeping …

The Hot & Cold of It

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Happy Monday, Journeyer! As is the way with back-to-school, last week seems like a whirlwind gone by. Extra work hours trying to organize student seat assignments, assemble student rosters and pour over the data to become as familiar with the new names and faces as quickly as possible… Toss in a few counseling appointments and several writing prompts to add …

Taking Shape

Annah Elizabeth Beauty, Fave, Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Travel 1 Comment

Happy Tuesday, Journeyer! I hope you had a nice holiday weekend with family and friends! I started out my week with a lunch date with Beauty. She’s twenty-one and has been doing what healthy teenagers and young adults need to do…finding herself. It’s odd how all too often the finding of oneself includes the pushing away of those that love …

Family Momentum III

Annah Elizabeth Beauty, Big Guy, Family, Fave, Happiness, Parenting, Travel Leave a Comment

LET FREEDOM RING! That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about pulling away from Big Guy’s new home for the next four years. Let freedom ring for him. Let freedom ring for Warren and me. Don’t get me wrong. I love my children with every fiber I have, but I have always considered my role …