Author: Jen Busfield

2018 Love Letters: Twelve

No one wants to tell you how much marriage can break your heart. We say “for better, for worse,” but in that moment… when we’re so connected… so absolutely on the same page… we can never image how our partner can become a stranger. How real it is to live with heartache every day – Missing your favorite person; Your best friend; Your soul mate. Stress. Anxiety. Depression. They all play their part to place wedges to drive daggers, to keep us silent and separate. Growth. Transition. Change. They keep the sound under our feet moving. Expecting our relationship,...

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Pesto Zoodles with Chia Seeds

He had been talking to me about his prowess in the kitchen. Specifically, how amazing his zoodles were. For the record, I don’t think he called them zoodles. I’ve heard other people refer to them that way. You know what I mean. Zucchini that’s been cut into “noodle” form and then used as a pasta, instead of traditional grain-based pasta options. I’ve always been interested. Seriously. More veggies in my life that are tasty and delicious?! Yes, please! (There is no snark meant in that comment. I am seriously open to all the tasty options when it comes to...

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Keeping It Spicy at The Blend & co.

Love meeting friends at The Blend & co., one of the awesome spots for great beverage and tasty-nibbles in downtown Burlington. This morning was no exception. Not a sponsored post. Consider this blog a PSA. Because, if you like a little heat in your life, you should know about a couple of things available on their menu. Pictured above is the Killer Bee latte, a delightful mix of espresso, milk (of course) and then honey, cinnamon and cayenne pepper (in my cup – which, by the way, you get a discount when you bring your own cup). I learned...

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Delivery Before the Storm

We all deal with hurricane prep in our own way. (At the time this is being written, North Carolina is expecting Florence to hit hard in the next few days.) For this little home office, getting a much needed ink delivery BEFORE the storm hits was a huge win. Sure, the power may go out. (I have a generator for the important things.) But, if it doesn’t, as my local world hunkers down to ride out the storm, I can happily work on reports and back-of-the-house tasks, that include a lot of printing… I’m working on an epic accounting...

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Plethora of Prayers | September 11, 2018

I can feel it creeping in…the paranoia, a dark-cloudy hysteria. And I’m fighting it back for all I’m worth… Like the pain that creeps into my joints when the storms roll in, I feel the fear seeping into my mindspace. And I really, really… – am fighting for peace. Peace. A word that I can’t help but think is more of a verb than a noun. Life’s storms have a way of helping us reframe, reset; force us to see our existence from a new perspective. What really matters? If everything gets wiped out, what still stands? How do...

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