The sun woke me up this morning. It just forced itself through the teeny crack between the curtains. So I gave in and opened the curtains to let it in.



Flying over the Rockies!


Ends, and Beginnings.

Yesterday was the last day of school for D. It’s been allll end-of-year craziness at his school. And since he was let out early, I figured it would be a perfect day for a little beach trip.


It also marks the end of my vacation: this forced time off that turned out to be very much needed. Next week I will be traveling to the Midwest and embarking on new adventures for HappySugarSnap. I’m already learning new things and now I’ll be putting it all together. Nervous, excited, hopeful. “You never know until you try.”

Sink or swim, this is it and I am ready.

Happy Friday Daisies

My new bright friends. Happy weekend, everyone!

Turning Point

From our holiday weekend at Ventura beach:


When I started this blog, I was excited to have Archives.  Archives for the month of January!, for February! and so on.  It’s neat to look back on a monthly basis and review the encapsulated month and its various goings-on.  This blog was really supposed to be a daily repository for My Everyday Whatever and for the past couple months, I have totally failed!

The funniest part about my lack of posting is that the month of May has been the most tumultuous of the year, maybe even the last 5 years.  I lost a job and gained a new one(s). I had been working on becoming an independent contractor, working freelance jobs and yesterday I submitted my very first invoice.  The tide is turning and I can feel the rumbling from beneath… which could also be the butterflies in my tummy.

I have been out of work, free as a bird, for the past 3 1/2 weeks. It’s been interesting, to say the least!  I haven’t been unemployed for 16 years.  I am learning a lot about myself and what motivates me.  I know that I need some sort of anchor, a project (preferably with a deadline), something to help schedule out my day. Otherwise, I am a ship lost at sea.

Admittedly, it’s nice to not have to “go to work” in the morning but there is something to be said about having a place to go and a project to do each day. How do you spend your days?  Is it at work?  Is it working from home?  Is it “working” at all, and do you feel the need to have some sort of something to do everyday?

Christina's books

A Visit from the Goon Squad
The Keep
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Magicians
The Magician King
The Help
The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
The Invisible Circus
Emerald City
The Night Circus
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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