Archives for category: Happy

It's fine to want things to happen in a proper and timely way. But what if you need to hang in there for several years in your current job before you can move on to a better one, or you're stuck on hold listening to elevator music, going to the mailbox each day for a long-awaited letter, or trying to get a squirming toddler into a car seat? Now what?  Patience means handling delay, difficulty, or discomfort without getting aggravated. Circumstances are what they are, but patience protects you from their impact like a shock absorber."I think I have lots of good qualities, but being patient is not my strongest suit. However, life is forcing me to be a bit more patient than I like to be lately, and I actually  think I’m handling it pretty well. It’s interesting how sometimes life just teaches you the lessons you need to learn when you need to learn them.

I follow Kate Evans on Facebook and love her updates. She recently posted this jewel that really spoke to how I’ve been feeling lately:

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Eisley with babies

The Eisley ladies, Sherri, Stacy and Chauntelle, and all their babies!

A few years ago, I only knew a few Eisley songs, but I was friends with Kieran, who has loved them for more than a decade. So I bought their CD “The Valley” without knowing how much Eisley would come to mean to me.

I love their music, and I especially love their family bond. I am an only child and cannot even imagine that bond (and, truth be told, I am so content being an only child.) And Sherri’s relationship and marriage to Max Bemis? Don’t even get me started.

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NantucketA few months ago, I got this crazy desire out of nowhere to go to Nantucket, Massachusetts. Kieran has been calling it my quarter-life crisis. If this really is my quarter-life crisis, I’ll take it.

That said, I am thrilled to say we booked a Nantucket trip for late next month! I think a few days of being 30 miles at sea will be out of this world. Read the rest of this entry »

Baby Suz

I hate kneading bread dough. Truthfully, I almost always skip that step, even though it’s so important. But I was just kneading some pizza dough (mmm!) and having such sappy thoughts, so this post is brought to you by pizza crust.

That little chubby thing above is me! Sassy, right? I’m including this picture because I’ve been thinking a lot about growing up and how amazing yet difficult it can be. Read the rest of this entry »


Join me on my journey to the NYC marathon

It's rude to count people as you pass them... out loud


through the sands of life

Lunch Box Blues

Small daily endeavors to make life a little merrier.

Healthy Tipping Point

Small daily endeavors to make life a little merrier.

How Sweet Eats

Small daily endeavors to make life a little merrier.

Sweetly Suz

Small daily endeavors to make life a little merrier.