expectations

how do you rest?

December 6, 2016
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All weekend we are in the same room, but we hardly exchange a word. It is the most romantic Thanksgiving holiday of my life. David has the turkey smoking on the BBQ and I am cleaning the bathroom when I hear her boots clicking down the hallway. Our daughter, Kaitlin, arrives from Salt Lake City. […]

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expectations almost ripped away the joy of my vacation

November 27, 2016
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Expectations are joy killers. It’s so much better to have no idea what will happen and let a situation unfold. But I suck at that. I expect at every turn. It is my birthday. Joy leaks out of me like a balloon with a pinhole and I’m frantically searching for a piece of duct tape […]

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lower your expectations and get more done

October 16, 2012
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It was tempting for me to blame my house for why I couldn’t get any traction in life. The counters were a disaster. I had half-finished projects everywhere I looked. In every corner there were big reminders “You don’t finish what you start.” But my house was merely a reflection of me. It wasn’t the […]

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