2022 favorites

    In the last year I have enjoyed sporadically making lists of favorites (only one of which is documented on this blog, the others were elsewhere). For 2023 I want to share either monthly or seasonal lists of favorites but first I think we need to recap my favorites from 2022. It’s a short but very random list. ONE First of all, I started 2022 off well: with a juicer! I couldn’t even tell you the exact one I have off hand. I just know it was one that had decent reviews on Amazon and I bought it when it was on sale. Living somewhere where there isn’t much for good…

  • Merry Christmas!

    have yourself a merry little CHRISTMAS

    I just wanted to pop in with a quick little Christmas post today. We’re celebrating our family Christmas a day early due to other family get togethers so this morning is officially our Christmas. Last night the kids unwrapped a family gift (it’s always a board game but some how they always forget that) so we played the game after they unwrapped it and it was fun, I think it was a good pick. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, I’ll be back in a few days and will probably be 110% into goal setting mode (if past experience is any indicator). Merry Christmas!

  • Flow Puzzle

    rating all the PUZZLES I’ve done

    Last year I really started getting into puzzling. Not to the point where I am watching puzzle channels on YouTube (in case you are wondering, yes, they do exist). But, I’ve realized that winter is a great season for doing puzzles, since it’s chilly outside I can sit inside with a cup of my homemade hot cocoa and just work on a puzzle. For some reason I find them very relaxing and sometimes that’s just what I need. Earlier this week I came across someone who had a blog post of all their favorite puzzles. While I would like to write a post like that at some point, I don’t…

  • New Year - New Things!

    the beginning of 2023 goal setting

    I love the time between Christmas and New Years, it’s when I go hard on goal setting. But apparently I’ve started a little earlier this year because it’s not even Christmas and I feel like I have most of my goals for the year figured out. I’m not going to be sharing most of them today but just wanted to pop in and say that I will be back to using this space on a regular basis and it will be my main/only blog going forward! I’m not really sure who I am telling this because I haven’t used it much so there aren’t many people on the site these…

  • Craving Rest - Poured Out Podcast

    craving REST

    Welcome to podcast episode 3 where we talk about craving rest and solitude vs. isolation.