Newsletter 07

These past few weeks have been hectic, tiring, and emotionally draining (unfortunately), not the best fodder for seeking to make new friends, try new eateries, or get much accomplished. I don't know about you, but when I'm feeling overwhelmed, I revert back to those basic concepts of self-care and prayer, tending to my body, mind, [...]


Newsletter 06

As I'm writing this post, it's a rainy, grey, and overcast morning; the kind of weather where the world feels smothered with a blanket and turned in upon itself, and waking to find yourself met, not with the promise of sunshine, I'd just as soon go back to sleep. My outdoor flowers have been needing [...]

Newsletter 05

The dog days of summer have come, wagging their tails in greeting and the temps here in our corner of the world are autumn-like, the heat without the humidity, the perfect temps for outdoor activities. How are you spending your summer days? Any suggestions for fun activities? Please share below! Queued on my iPhone this [...]

Newsletter 04

As July is winding to a close, the chaos of the summer is dying down (and thankfully so). We are relatively quiet people and enjoy the comforts of home. It's nice to get back to a rhythm of work-rest-sleep. Looking ahead to August, I hope to fill the remainder of my summer with time spent [...]

Newsletter 03

You know, I'm always surprised by which of my old blog posts gets the most traffic. Usually, they tend to be posts that were on some random topic that I was writing about at the time, more for aiding my own memory than for anyone else. 1) This week, you seemed especially interested in Fr. [...]

Newsletter 02

This week felt longer than it actually was, which usually is a fairly good indication that I'm worn out. The summer months tend to be busier (for all of us), with increased visitors at my day job, and more family-oriented activities, birthdays, etc. for our time away from work. 1) I tried out a new [...]

What’s Playing: Love 020

Viewed: 2019. 03/13-03/21 Netflix episode list and trailer available here. This post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Netflix. I was bound to stumble upon this 2016 drama series sooner or later. Xiao Nai (Yang Yang) is a young entrepreneur designing his first game with his college-age friends when he stumbles upon Bei [...]

Lavender’s Blue

This year's birthday marked a quiet celebration of lavender, lovingly woven into the decorations and gifts from loved ones (see below) and culminating into a long-wished-for dream, visiting a real-life lavender farm. As it turned out, we didn't have to fly to Provence, just to find lavender fields. In a small town in the Midwest, [...]