• Nothings {Gypsy Magpie}

    Nothings

    I am sore and feeling a little wierded out that three total strangers all handled my breast this morning. Yet, at the same time I honestly couldn’t be more thankful that they did. I ended up needing several mammograms and an ultrasound before the radiologist decided to come in for yet another ultrasound just to […]

  • Be Still {Gypsy Magpie}

    Be Still

    Remember back in January when I chose the word LISTEN to focus on this year? Wow, I could have never foreseen the amount of opportunities I would be given to do just that. Maybe when you focus on something you notice it more? Maybe you become more open to the teaching experiences that are thrown […]

  • Moving Mountains {Gypsy Magpie}

    Moving Mountains

    It’s been nearly 2 months since I have sat down at this computer. I have to be honest, I’ve avoided it like the plague. I didn’t feel I had the words to do justice to the experiences we have had this summer with love, and with loss. I don’t think I have the words even […]

  • Today was a good one

    Today was a good one. My son’s 4th Grade performed in the school’s annual Utah history program. He dressed in my dad’s mountain man leathers, sang, and do-si-doe’d. He even asked me to dance. As I giggled and watched him boot scoot’n boogie, nearly a decade flashed before my eyes. My rolly-polly baby with the […]

  • Comparison is the Thief of Joy {F. F. #6}

    This week in a nutshell: planning Minute to Win it activity for my YOUTH GROUP, carrying out said activity for my youth group, Scouts, driving, gymnastics, 3 year old terrorists, Achievement Days (an activity for girls 8-11 in my CHURCH), piano lessons, driving, bottle of bubbles poured on my bed, washing bubbles out of cal-king […]

  • Determined Woman {Gypsy Magpie}

    Woman

    There is something amazing about you, Woman. You are soft and tender, yet tough as nails. You are Mother Earth and Mother Bear, whether mother or not. You take the day on the chin and then come back for more the next morning. You listen and feel on a level that even you can not […]

  • Listen {Gypsy Magpie}

    My One Word 2013

    Last year, I decided to turn my New Year’s resolutions into One Word, one overarching focus. This past few weeks I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what was accomplished in 2012, and I was feeling a little frustrated. My life still isn’t in any semblance of order. There are unfinished things and loose […]