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…

Morning Musing

I have a confession to make…I slept in today….until 6:00 a.m. Whew! I said it and I feel so guilty about it! That’s right, I feel guilty for sleeping in ONE whole hour. Since rising at the 6:00 a.m. I have been mentally berating myself for being so lazy! The truth of the matter is…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s only 27 days until Halloween! Actually, it’s 26 days, 15 hours, 16 minutes and 8 seconds as I type. If you’ve followed this blog at all, you know that this is our families big holiday! We love the theatrics of it all. It is the most wonderful time of the year, as far as…

The Air Has a Teal Feel!

It’s the season of the pumpkin! Everywhere you look there’s pumpkin flavored coffees, pumpkin foods, pumpkins decorating porches and farm stands. Why, this weekend, the Pumpkin Capitol of the world, Morton, IL will be having their annual Pumpkin Festival! My Blue Moon pumpkins in my garden are coming along nicely too. Of course my favorite…

I Have Something to Teal You

The garden is beginning to put out a lot of delicious, healthy fruits and veggies. I’m delighted to have these yummy treats to put on the table, put up in jars and share with my neighbors and friends. But there is something else growing in my garden and it’s something that has me a whole…