I quit. . . . yup I did it, after 25 years of working at the local newspaper I quit. I gave a two week notice and moved out of a toxic environment.

I believe I was being called to take a big leap of faith.

I’ve been saying for over a year now I’d like to quit and I’d have done it sooner if I knew I could afford health insurance. No one could give me the numbers I need to see if I could afford to be out of a job.

Well, I didn't figure it out . . .  YET . . .  but I believe it was time to make a change. 

beleiveI believe in answers

I believe in taking a leap of faith . . . which is exactly what I was being called to do 

I believe it will all work out

Several weeks ago a friend and a personal coach posted a video that I watched. I've never heard of the speaker before and have no idea what his name was but he made a point that hit home. He didn't say it just once, but several times . . .  "you don't need to have all the answers". 

Bingo that's all it took! That was my answer. 

The answer to the question was . . . you don't need to know the answer . . . WOW!

God has answered prayers before but this message was so clear.

I don’t have a clue as to what is next but I made the decision and ya’ know what? Opportunities and answers already came my way before I had even completed my last day at work.

Everyone thought I was retiring but I’m not sure I’m ready to be home 24/7.

Ya’ know what?  It doesn’t matter. I’m just looking forward to whatever comes next.

That brings me to my favorite quote, and how it fits me today.

“When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen. Either there will be something solid for you to stand on – or you will be taught how to fly.”― Patrick Overton 

I’m ready to fly!


Just when I thought I had figured it out . . . 

     Several days ago I discovered a stain on a pair of my dress pants, so I did the usual, scrubbed them with a little extra laundry detergent and tossed them in the wash. Out came. . . . You got it, stained pants, oh and a shirt that I apparently had missed with a spot on it.

     Oh well, next round of laundry I used a stain stick that has been hanging around since who knows when, and tossed them back in the laundry.

     Well, the shirt stain was fainter but the pants . . . Aarrrggghhhhhh!!!!

     Yup still stained. . . . they sat around a few days all crumpled up near the washing machine. I became more frustrated every time I saw them sitting there.

     Then the light bulb goes off . . . I had forgotten.

     Previously hubby had an unknown stain on his new shirt and I didn't care what it was, I just wanted it gone!  I applied Thieves Household Cleaner directly on the spot tossed it in with the other laundry and viola, it was gone!Thieves

     So into the laundry one more time after rubbing some Thieves cleaner on them. The third time was the charm, clean clothes.

     Now if I'd used my Thieves Household Cleaner to begin with there would have been a little less frustration and now one  new problem with the laundry.

 Does anyone know how to keep those darn birds away from my clothes line? 8694842807_a17dee0f5e_m


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Hubby’s Addiction

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Tweet I've finally figured out my hubby's addiction, all this time I thought it was cars . . . It's not . . . It's wheels, all things to do with wheels. It started with his first bike. Growing up in a typical family of the 60's, as one of 5 kids, hubby's parents couldn't […]

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Tweet Monday was a good day, a very good day. The best day yet.  When most people moan and groan, it was just my best day yet!   Why you ask? At hubbies follow up appointment the doctor declared him cancer free. It was 2 years ago he had surgery, the doctor removing a growth from his […]

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