The Art of Living Lost: My Life in Ornaments


Tree_topYou don’t have to go far to get lost in the joy of Christmas!

Some of my greatest adventures are memorialized on my Christmas tree.  Our first Christmas together and baby’s, baby’s, baby’s first Christmas.  I have ornaments that were gifts from friends and family and mementos I’ve collected from cities far and wide.  There are ornaments from past roommates, old boy friends and favorite clients.

Over the years I’ve added homemade treasures that include school photos, painted shells, crystal snowflakes and glittered pine cones.  I have a peanut wise man who my grandfather made when he was 8 and a beer can cut and decorated to look like a holiday wreath.  These are the ornaments I value the most!

You can tell a lot about a family by how their Christmas tree is decorated.  Our tree shouts family and friends, pets, movies, love and loss.  Which I guess pretty much describes us?

Today is my 23rd wedding anniversary; the traditional gift is silver, which symbolizes beauty.  Grab a glass of wine and look at the beauty that is reflected in your Christmas tree — what adventures do you remember?  Send me a note.

You don’t have a tree?  Call me; I’m happy to share!

Have a great week,


The Art of Living Lost: The BEST Job Ever!


IMG_5782What would you do if you could do anything?   This was a question I asked myself on my seemingly endless road to self-discovery.  Once upon a time, I was a successful career woman and that achievement afforded me the opportunity to travel all over the world.  I learned about business and economics first-hand and met the extraordinary people who would one day comfort me through the great storm of bereavement.

However, that was the old me.  The new me wanted the freedom to raise my kids and just-BE-myself.  It was with this in mind that I decided to pursue one of my dream jobs, Fright-Fest ghoul. Yes, I said it, GHOUL!

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