Category: Scenic Sundays

Scenic Sundays 46: Finding the Words and Nicole Krauss

Scenic Sundays 46: Finding the Words and Nicole Krauss

This past week I was traveling for work again. I’ve made more trips this year on behalf of my company than ever before. I suppose that is a sign of a growing company, but it was exhausting. Sometimes there is a short respite in our day and walking the pier at Huntington Beach was one of them. The weather was perfect. The sun was setting and someone was blowing bubbles. We stood for about 5 minutes and watched the large bubbles float off and over the pier. It was beautiful.

12 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 23, 2015
Scenic Sundays 45: Moving On and Danielle Steele

Scenic Sundays 45: Moving On and Danielle Steele

This week I was featured over on It Starts at Midnight for the Shattering Stigmas, A Mental Health in YA Event. I wrote about some of the lessons I’ve learned as caretaker of loved ones who live with mental health issues. You can check out my post over on Shannon’s site. It was a tough post for me to write. Caretakers often live in their own little world perhaps thinking they are only ones going through this. I just wanted to reach out and let other caretakers know they are not alone. There are others out there! I hope that my post shines a light on what caretakers can do to take care of themselves as they live to support those in their lives that might be suffering. Thanks to Shannon (It Starts At Midnight), Inge (Bookshelf Reflections) and Kayla (The Thousand Lives) for creating this event. The posts have been amazing. Great stories are being shared. I hope you’ll visit their blogs and check out the event. As I was prepping this week’s Scenic Sunday, I found this quote on GoodReads and it seemed to fit with my thoughts for the week. The idea of moving on is always […]

12 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 16, 2015
Scenic Sundays 44: The Princess Bride, for the First Time

Scenic Sundays 44: The Princess Bride, for the First Time

The Princess Bride has a special place in my heart. It’s one of the first movies I recall watching with my husband before we started dating. When we did start dating “As you wish…” was our “Okay. Okay.” And you can often hear one of us say to the cats, as we leave the house, “Have fun storming the castle, boys!” This week we had the opportunity to watch one of our nieces and one of our nephews for two and half days. I survived, barely, but it was a fun, if exhausting, experience. On Tuesday night, Jay decided it was time for the kids to watch The Princess Bride. Five is not too young and I guess neither is two based on the picture my sister texted me yesterday (my nephew was pretending to be the Princess Bride). At the end of the movie, as the credits start to roll my niece says, “That was a good movie.” I responded, recalling the final exchange between Fred Savage and Peter Falk, “Would you like to watch it again tomorrow?” To which she answers, “No.” *smiles* She’ll learn; she’s only five.

14 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 9, 2015