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…

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…

This Post Is Going To Make You Mad

In a recent conversation with a friend, she mentioned reading through the comments of a Facebook post in which there was a lot of anger and arguing and how she got pulled into the fray. Among the comments she had read, one stated that these days people seem to go looking for something to be…

November 17, 2013

Originally posted on Momma T's Table:
November 17, 2013, a day like any other. It was just a plain old Sunday morning. A regular, unremarkable, pleasant, Sunday morning. Our high school football team had defeated Normal U-High in the quarter final play-off games Saturday afternoon and we were looking forward to having a team…

Life’s a Trap

Life is a trap. We become ensnared by a trap of our own making. Once we are trapped we begin the struggle to free ourselves. Often this just drives us more deeply into the mess that has us trapped in the first place. Things begin mounting up on you. Too much to do, too much…