Merry Christmas

Wishing each and every one of you a very peaceful day full of joy and laughter and as many naps and snacks as you need! I hope you all feel blessed beyond measure in the coming year. xoxo Jill

Midlife Malaise

Due to an unfortunate decision in my choice of major in my college years, I have been an administrative assistant my entire adult working life. I’ve been in my current position for nearly 13 years with the same company and my job has changed very little in that time. I don’t really foresee it changing very much in the next…

Eating, Reading, Listening, Loving

Hi all! Time for another episode of ERLL!! Are you ready?? Let’s do it! Eating: I have found it. The thing I want to eat for the rest of my life. I feel so fortunate to be alive in the same era as this food! I give you… DARK. CHOCOLATE. HUMMUS. This is the stuff of my dreams. It almost…

Eating, Reading, Listening, Loving

Hi All, Welcome to another edition of ERLL! Let’s jump right in, shall we? Eating: Since two of my kids have moved out in the last six months, how we eat dinner has changed. I used to fix a big family meal most nights which required planning and thawing and cooking and cleaning up and putting away, but now since…

Curly Girl Update – I Quit

Here’s the update – I’m not doing the Curly Girl Method anymore for 3 reasons: 1) my family members don’t really care for curly hair on me, 2) I’m tired of my hair looking great in the morning and terrible in the afternoon, and 3) in a fit of frustration, I chopped my hair off to chin length – it…

Autumn Intentions

If you live anywhere outside of my region, the air is probably starting to cool, leaves might be juuuust starting to turn, and you can definitely tell fall is fast approaching. If, however, you live in the devil’s oven like I do, there is no end in sight. The entire month of September is just as oppressive as August –…

Eating, Reading, Listening, Loving

Hey all! Hope everyone had a nice long weekend – we took a couple of days over the long weekend to go camping (RV, this girl doesn’t do tents) and our campsite had no cell service – it was nice to completely disconnect for awhile! We also kayaked and hiked and just had a generally nice relaxing time (except for…

August/Summer recap

Hello! You know, I keep thinking that things will slow down and I’ll get back to my snail’s-pace-life pretty soon, but that doesn’t seem to be happening. I think this is just my life now. Or maybe it’s just the pace of summer and things will naturally slow down once it gets cold. Whatever happened to those hazy crazy lazy…