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Time Flies When You’re………wait where’d you go?

Time Flies When You're.........wait where'd you go?

The saying is more than true – time really does fly when you’re having fun (and working hard along the way).

Quick recap since it has been nearly a year since my last post.

– We’re loving house living and learning how to care for our yard
– Jobs are crazy but good
– I’m training for my first half and full marathon races
– We’re enjoying all that RVA has to offer from fencing lessons to writing classes to festivals and more!

Hope everyone is doing well and I plan to keep my blog up and running for when the time is right to really develop it further.

Take care and enjoy the rest of 2013!

– Sara


Officially Spring

Spring Front Tree

New Life for “Jar”

Photo from "TeacherMum"

I have accidentally nicknamed my blog “Jar” in the past few days – catching myself referring to it as such. ┬áSo – with its affectionate new nickname – I’ll be giving it some love over the coming weeks and months.

Along the way – if you have any news you would like to hear about, topics you wish to learn more about or stories you would like to share – just let me know.

Here’s to all of your who have read the varied posts so far, shared your comments and offered support in its continued growth.

After a crazy week of work, long meetings, earthquakes and looming hurricanes – I am truly grateful for you all.



Ooga Chaka

Warning, this post is totally from left field – but the idea for it has been circling my mind for a while now – so here goes.

Lately I seem to be channelling Ally McBeal circa 1997 – having somewhat creepy (especially if they feature the Ooga Chaka baby) visions of myself dancing through the bathroom stalls in an awkward panic or celebration. You know those classic scenes in movies or shows where the main character flashes out of their mind for a moment, lets their thoughts wander and stray and then snaps back to reality thinking – did that really just happen? Did I do a little dance down the grocery aisle or hum a few too many bars of that random song in my head?

Like I said, this post is coming from left field – but if you can relate to what I’m talking about here, feel free to post comments and we’ll see who else out there has these moments with us.

Maybe there is a lesson to be learned here. Sometimes it’s fun to just let loose and stop trying to be so perfect. Enjoy it now and then!

up close and personal

close photo

Our cat, affectionately known as The Alley Cat, climbed mischievously into my lap the other night and proceeded to invade my personal space – so to speak. That oddly enough made me think about our personal boundaries – those physical, emotional and intellectual.

Obviously, as this grand cat teaches us, physical boundaries are pretty simple to identify and define. The emotional can be quite tricky. These are impacted by who you are interacting with, in what environment and the sensitivity of the subject at hand. For the last one – not 100 percent sold on whether to call it intellectual, mental or something else – but if you surround yourself with different types of people personally and professionally – you likely will have no problem relating to what I mean about varied levels of intellect and how they can impact your communication and ability to get to know someone.

Just some random marbles for you to ponder – as I’ll continue to do as well. This idea of relationship building can get quite interesting when comparing methods and options between friends, family, colleagues and even clients.

Thanks for reading and feel free to share your thoughts as well! I’d love to build upon this post with your insight.



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