Fly with the Phoenix


Surviving the holiday hoopla
November 18, 2010, 1:42 am
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Knock knock. Who’s there? Icon. Icon who?

“Icon” believe the holidays are almost here!

And just as we’d rather avoid the relative who tells annoying jokes (ahem), you may want to skip right into Jan. 2 if you find yourself in transition this holiday season. Continue reading



Building and tearing down fences

My neighbor has torn down a rotted fence between our yards to replace with a new structure. The challenge is the weather forecast calls for rain all weekend, so it’s quite likely at least for three days–maybe more–I will slog through my swampy, muddy yard with two confused dogs on leashes listening to me say “please go potty” in the rain. Honestly, I feel like I’m in a Nora Ephron movie. Continue reading



Taking out your trash

Friday is trash collection day where I live. Because I spent most of last week cleaning up my home following my husband’s moving out, there was a lot of trash. One of the items I hauled to the curb was a memory of our wedding. Continue reading



Fuel for thought

My pastor, Janet, gave me a devotional journal that I’ve been using for a week. One of the items each day allows me to list my inspirations–scripture, quotes–that kind of thing. Today, I wrote in those lines, “I got nothing this morning, which is why I’ve made a pot of coffee and plan to read for a few hours.” It didn’t take me long to find the inspiration for today within the covers of a favorite book, my Bible. Continue reading