Hi, Friends! I did disappear. It’s true. I started a travel business… …and homeschooling my kids… …and… …and… …and…. I’m trying to be back. Really! Join me on the journey?
These boys are the best outside kitties ever! They have taken out birds, snakes, squirrels and even a rat (ewww!). We got them when they were just kittens from friends with four kiddos and a farm. They had been man-handled by the best and have been so good to let our littles (especially ACE) just… Read More If They Only Knew…
ACE toddles towards the massive mastiff/Rhodie, arms outstretched. Lucy sits motionless as little arms wrap around her neck plump hands pat pat her back. Lucy lays on her side on the cool kitchen floor. ACE leans over and plants her forehead on Lucy’s side babbling affectionately. ACE waves from her high chair and drops morsels… Read More She Loves Lucy
A throwback blog post! How does the saying go? Ah, yes, two things you can always be certain of — death and taxes. We, in the United States, all face the latter on a daily basis. We, in our household, faced the former last week. My Mima went “home.” It wasn’t a long, drawn out process…in… Read More Death Sucks
A throwback blog post! I am so very thankful for my health, and the health of my family. When we hit a brief patch of illness, I am ever more thankful. We hit one of those yesterday and last night. Ugh. Little Bit (EJ) on an ornery day Little Bit (EJ), at… Read More A Night of Blow-outs Where There Were No Tires
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 A famous tightrope walker had strung his rope out over Niagara Falls. People came from miles around to see him make it safely from one side to the other. He asked the crowd, “Who here believes that I can make… Read More If I Can See It, It’s Not Faith
Is anyone else here with me: Unable to keep up with life…. Rarely feeling like I am keeping all of my plates in the air…. One meal leads to the next meal and then the next…. (Why do they want to be fed.every.meal????) Laundry is finished for maybe five seconds…maybe…. Toilets need to be cleaned.… Read More When I’m Not Enough, Drowning, Failing – Gotta Change My Focus
Another first — I made homemade pesto last night!…and I mean the real deal, not a Knorr packet or some other such substitution with things in it that I struggle to pronounce. (Don’t get me wrong — I’ve made my share of packet pesto. This beats its socks off!) Nope, this is a relatively quick… Read More Homemade Pesto – Yeah, Baby!
A throwback blog post! “Be still and know that I am God.” Life is loud. Even if we stripped away …the tv and radio …the dishwasher …the washing machine & the dryer …the mixer …the vent hood over the stove …the timers …the phones We are still surrounded by …voices …bodies moving about …children laughing… Read More Be Still
Teacher’s Pet. Over-achiever. Perfectionist. Ever had those words thrown in your direction or thrown them at yourself? Yep. Me, too. I was the one in school who could not get a “B,” much less a “C.” The thought of getting a “B” or “C” was cringe-worthy indeed. I could not let good enough be good… Read More Let Good Enough Be Good Enough