May 2019 Favorites

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things12 Comments

May was a good month.  That’s a simple, but true way to say it.  I’ve loved the cool spring weather in Minnesota.  I enjoyed being out on walks in the mornings and sitting on the porch in the evenings.  And, while it’s been stressful at times, I have been loving work.  I am working on all sorts of new things…things … Read More

simple summer dinner

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness6 Comments

More and more, I don’t mind cooking dinner, but  I hate having to use creative energy to figure out what I’m going to make for dinner.  I do like meal services for that reason and we do those occasionally, but I’m on my own most of the time.  That means that I keep things pretty simple… naan pizzas, breakfast for … Read More

What’s your number?

Marian Parsonsa slice of life30 Comments

I’ve heard about the enneagram number for years, but I never even looked into taking a test.  Finally, enough people mentioned it to me that I thought I might as well take the test and see what my number was.  I found one online that claimed to be fast and accurate (and free), so I took it. You can find … Read More

2019 April Favorites

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things15 Comments

My word…April flew by!  I can’t believe it’s May already and the end of the school year is just weeks away.  Crazy.  I’m not sure if I’m ready for summer just yet!  Anyway, before we get ahead of ourselves, let me share some of my favorite things from April… Les Misérables on Masterpiece I’m pretty eager to like just about … Read More

March Favorites

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things40 Comments

Wow!  I wasn’t expecting such a response to selling the postal sorter.  I can assure you, though, that I’ve bought and sold a lot of beautiful things over the years…things that were rare, unusual, and things that I loved.  But I’ve learned that I can love something for a while, as long as I have the perfect place for it … Read More

how the world has changed

Marian Parsonsa slice of life87 Comments

Today, I turned 41 and I found myself thinking about how the world has changed since I came into it in 1978… I saw my first VCR at the age of four.  I watched Dumbo and thought it was the most magical thing ever. My brother and I played Frogger on Atari, hooked up to a boxy, wood-encased TV with … Read More

dwelling book & a giveaway

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When I was organizing my decorating book collection on the new bookshelf in my office, something struck me.  Most of the books were written by people who I now consider friends and professional acquaintances.  When I was first joining decorating book clubs 18+ years ago to start and grow a collection, I never would’ve guessed that.   And today, I am … Read More

carrot white bean soup & croutons

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness18 Comments

When my shoulder pain was at its worst a few weeks ago, local friends from our church and community stepped in to encourage and support us by giving me rides to my appointments and bringing a few meals.  You have no idea (or maybe you do) how amazing it was to have jars of soups and a “hot dish” (aka … Read More