Cinnamon Brooms and Comas

Cinnamon brooms in the grocery store are how I know it's time. The smell hits me like a wall every year. It's so strong and it's supposed to be pleasant, but it's not, not any more. It used to be, I used to be excited when the cinnamon brooms were in the grocery store because that meant all the good things. Cooler weather, pumpkins, scary movies, candy pumpkins, Thanksgiving, cranberry sauce. It … [Read more...]

Coming Back From The Sad

I'm coming back. I'm working my way back from a wicked case of sad. It was the worst since just after Mark died. You can always tell when I'm feeling bad because I don't write here. I have fun stuff to share, fun little projects I've done, a baby shower post, a book review, fun stuff. But I haven't because it felt completely out of place with where my mind was and how my heart felt. And I couldn't … [Read more...]

Scrapping the Sad Stuff

I didn't think about the sad stuff when I started Project Life. I knew I'd be keeping track of our family memories on a weekly basis, but thought it would just be the happy stuff, the cute things the kids say, my adventures in hair, you know the really important stuff. But then I had the miscarriage. And I haven't scrapped for the last three weeks. Even though I have the pictures for those … [Read more...]