betty white · furbabies · Grief · Life is short · Mindfulness · pets

When A Hibiscus Makes You Cry

I (Shannon) came home from work today, changed into my "outside clothes", took Betty White out for a stroll, and when we returned, she sat on the porch and watched me as I unraveled the hose to water the plants. It was a scorcher today, so it took longer than usual to quench all of… Continue reading When A Hibiscus Makes You Cry

faith · Mindfulness · tea

The Loveliness of Tea and Faith

It's National Tea Day, in addition to it being Easter, so this morning has been especially comforting. Tea, like my (Shannon) own personal faith, is like a warm blanket, though it hasn't always been that way. Let's start with tea--that road isn't as complicated. I never really appreciated tea until I went on a backpacking… Continue reading The Loveliness of Tea and Faith

Holidays · Mindfulness · Tiny Living

Another Trip Around The Sun

This week, we celebrated my birthday (Shannon). These days, celebrations are every day - we are mindful of how fortunate we are that we have made it through loss, hurricanes, struggles, and eventually ended up in our dream situation- a tiny home on the coast. We did make a specific celebration night of getting pizza… Continue reading Another Trip Around The Sun

Mindfulness · Tiny Living

Evacuation Fatigue- Hurricane Florence

We are now on day five of being evacuated from our home in Beaufort, NC, due to Hurricane Florence. Fortunately, we have family who live in the NC Triangle area, so we were more fortunate than others who had to go to shelters under the mandatory evacuation. It has been a scary few days as… Continue reading Evacuation Fatigue- Hurricane Florence