• June 29, 2016

Kristi Johnson

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I really don’t like being alone — but then, I do

After my divorce in 2006, I learned several things about myself. First, I learned that I do not like being alone. Second, I learned that I really like and need to be alone sometimes.

I don’t have a Bucket List — and that’s OK

The Bucket List concept is very popular these days. Seems like everybody has one, and if they don’t, they’re either pretending they do or feeling like they should.

Differences balance out relationship

We sat on a stoop outside The Gin restaurant in Belton on Sunday afternoon, eating frozen yogurt and staring into the warm winter sun.

Insomnia’s making my life a bad dream

Well, here I am again. Awake at 2 a.m. I can’t sleep.

I didn’t lose my creativity; I just misplaced it

I’ve always been a very creative person, but lately I feel like my creativity is lost. I have no idea where it could be. I’m sure I put it somewhere for safe-keeping but, as is my usual with keys, Christmas gifts and passwords, I can’t remember where.

2014 off to rough start, but it’s improving

We’re only two weeks into 2014, but I have to say it’s been a bumpy year so far. I’ve experienced lots of high and lows, excitement, disappointment, anxiety and joy.

I'm ready to make some constructive changes in 2014

As we head into 2014, I feel the usual pressure to make resolutions for the coming year. This causes me much anxiety. I can’t even recall the resolutions I made last year, which means I probably didn’t follow through with them.

Christmas shopping? I have plenty of time

Procrastination is my middle name. It’s not really, but it should be. I fully enjoy putting off today what I can surely do tomorrow.

This empty-nester is ready to enjoy Christmas again

The Christmas tree has been assembled in the living room, standing at attention waiting to be adorned.

Must we break out the Christmas music so early?

My husband and I were eating lunch in a restaurant Saturday when I heard something peppy and annoying coming out of the dining room speakers: Christmas music.

Walking for Alzheimer’s was long time coming

Several weeks ago, my children decided to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event in Grapevine.

Letting go feels so good

I’m steadily practicing the art of letting go.

Mom passed her love of books on to me

My mother is the smartest person I know.

Praying for a bit more faith — and some patience

Although I’m a praying person, I have to admit that my faith is not always strong. It comes and goes, rises and falls, much like the ocean tide.

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