Am I OK?

This morning, for the first time in a long time, I feel compelled to write. It is a strong urge that will not be ignored. It feels good to WANT to write again. That said, I really don’t like the subject matter that I am so forcibly urged to share, but it seem to have…

Our Nightmare Before Halloween 2020

I so wanted to put up pics of our completed Halloween yard by now. If you have ever read one of my posts before YOU KNOW how this is my holiday! I decorate inside and out and I decorate BIG! This year we are so far behind. Weather, health challenges, TIME, work schedules, weather (it…

New Plan

Hey there, readers, assuming there are a few of you still following me. It’s been a long time (again), I know. To be honest, I’ve been taking break from most all forms of electronic media since June so don’t take it personally. It’s been the best thing I’ve done for my mental health so I’m…

Handy Man

This started out as an idea to blog about a day I spent crafting with The Man. See, I had been talking for a few weeks about wanting to have a cork keeper and a bottle cap keeper to serve both a purpose and as a fun decoration when we entertain. I had shopped the…

What’s For Dinner?

Look! It’s a FOOD POST! I know it’s been a while since I’ve talked about what we’re eating around our table, but this scene inspired me to post about my food again. Look at all of those colors! The veggies, the fruits, the cheeses, the bowls and the natural light. THIS put a genuine smile…

Why Can’t Anything Be Easy?

Why can’t anything be easy? More specifically, why can’t just ONE of our home improvements be easy? I know the answer lies in the fact that our less than square house is 130 years old and has had many lives over the course of it’s time here, but for the LOVE OF IT ALL, we…

Today I am Happy

Today, for the first time in a very long time, I am happy. I don’t know why, but I am recognizing and embracing this feeling and I wanted to share it with all of you. I’ve missed feeling happy. In the past week or so, I’ve been thinking about what is making me unhappy and…

I Guess This is a Post

I’m sitting here this morning at my computer paying bills, tying up the loose ends from the weekend, getting things lined up for the week ahead. In spite of the sun streaming through my windows and promise of unseasonably warm October weather, there is an overwhelming sadness settled in my heart. Sadness that physically hurts…

Happy Anniversary!

Though I had already planned to write a post today, I was delighted to find out that today is the 6th anniversary of my first blog post. 253 posts later and it would seem that not a lot has changed from that first post. I mean, my blog has evolved and so have I, but…

Lessons From the Cabin

Well, summer is gone and I’ve been absent from the table for far too long. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say. To the contrary, I’ve TOO MUCH to say and so much I can’t yet share. It has been a really, really rough summer for our family. We’ve struggled with a lot…

Here I Am!

Where have I been? Well, here and there. Busy mostly. Many projects and ventures going on at our house and a whole lot of other stuff, but currently the thing that is consuming my time is our latest remodel project. We’re calling it Operation Sanctuary, but currently it is anything BUT a sanctuary.   So…

Precious I Am Not (Anymore)

I recently read a post by Bad Yogi about not being so “precious” with ourselves and the way we go about our daily lives. The statement directly connected to her decision to make a personal decision about not making the “safe” choice for once and getting her hair dyed purple. The overall message, at least…