Maddie’s Ball State Freshman Orientation

Just a little video highlighting Maddie’s Freshman Orientation at Ball State. I’m so excited for her!

Life doesn’t stop, so we hang on tight and go along for the ride, hopefully as consciously as possible, sometimes not.

Vlogging on the 19

So so so much is changing, and all for the better. In an attempt to not cringe when I listen to myself speak, here’s my first attempt at vlogging. I’m doing it for so many more reasons than that, but it’s certainly one big one. Here is one evening in my life (featuring the 19). I hope to do more. Happy Wednesday!

Thinking About Flowers on this Snowy Winter Day

Ohio weather is …. Ohio weather. It was sub-zero a few weeks ago with snow and ice, rose into the mid-sixties earlier this week, and it’s snowing again today.

J and I were talking yesterday about our plans for the 19 in the coming months, and I’m excited that we’re going to plant a large cut flower garden, something I wanted to do from the time we moved here! Reading and making plans now.

My Daughter is a Rockstar

Softball Strengthens Key Areas with 2020 Recruiting Class

Words from her new coach …

BARTLETT ON ARENT: Madison is a highly driven and mature ball player. She will give us some much needed depth behind the dish.

HIGH SCHOOL: Arent enters her senior season at Lancaster High School as a team captain for the Golden Gales … as a junior, she was named the Fairfield Country Player of the Year after helping guide the team to a sectional championship and a district runner-up finish … she finished her junior year with a .464 batting average, 45 hits, 45 runs scored, eight double and four home runs, while powering Lancaster to a 24-4 overall record … she also helped lead the program to sectional championships as a freshman and sophomore, while the team claimed a district championship her freshman year and finished as runner-up her sophomore season.

WHY BALL STATE: I chose Ball State for the people and community. Ball State felt right and gave me a sense of family away from my own. Ball State also has my intended major and can provide me with a great many opportunities to be successful not only while I am there, but also after I graduate.

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Sunday at hOMe

I don’t take enough pictures. I record life in words, mostly posts about my inner life on soul fabric, Medium and in my journal. I need to; it’s therapy.

But I love photography and often forget that pictures tell stories too. Sometimes they tell better stories than words. I was looking through a book I bought M for photo ideas. Starting today my goal is take at least one picture every single day (and hopefully post it here!) This was my day today. Quiet, mundane, cozy, beautiful.

Maddie’s 18th B’Day Trip to California

Day One: Cincinnati OH to Los Angeles CA … explored Beverly Hills, Hollywood overlook (to see the city and best view of the sign), Hollywood, Bel Air, El Segundo

Day Two: From LA we drove north then West to Highway 1 about an hour south of Big Sur. Explored Big Sur, Carmel by the Sea, Monterrey, Santa Cruz then drove on to San Francisco

Day Three: Explored San Francisco, landed in Sausalito for the evening then stayed in Oakland

Day Four: UC Berkeley and back down south … Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey, Inglewood

Day Five: LAX to CVG

H I !   I ‘ M   H E A T H E R   S A G E  . . . 

. . . a writer, blogger and yoga teacher (who rarely teaches in the traditional sense anymore). Also a softball mom, happy wife and flawed human doing the best I can. I love books, flowers, stationary, hot tea, wine, essential oils, quiet mornings, playing outside and many other simple things in life.

Life changes all the time. It’s the only constant. Beautiful, mundane, joyful, awful, insightful, random, the way things move through; my practice here is of ‘recording life’ in words and images. The name of this blog, on the 19, is where we live. Find more meaningful writing on soul fabric.