I am into week four of puppy ownership! It has been both fun and challenging, to say the least. One thing I can say for sure is that I am learning a lot, both about dogs and myself. I initially thought this puppy, who we named Crowder, would fit into our lifestyle. However, it has… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: The Leash of Faith
I am about to be a pet-parent! The joy and anticipation are overwhelming me today. You see, I asked for this to come true approximately 50 years ago. Now, on Monday, July 1 my sweet puppy, Crowder (yes, named for our favorite singer David Crowder ) is coming to live with me. This hope, now… Continue reading An Answered Prayer: 50-Years in the Making.
Mold, it is the last thing you want to find on the floor of your home. Yet is precisely what I found one morning as I walked down to do another load of laundry. We have had a wet spring, and our basement has been known to have water issues, but this year the wet… Continue reading Becoming Home: Deep Cleaning
What do Bison and baseball have in common? Well, other than starting with the letter B, they were the two things we observed this past Saturday. The decision to purchase a year-long state park pass was such a great idea. It has allowed us to drive through a fabulous state park whenever we head that… Continue reading Becoming Home: Living Alert
A very wet Memorial Day meant a Fixer Upper marathon. Thanks to Hulu I have been able to start from the beginning of the show and am now on season 3. As I watched episode after episode, I began to notice a consistent theme in every one of Joanna Gaines plans for their houses; tearing… Continue reading Becoming Home: Tearing Down Walls
Beautiful spring days have been a rarity lately. So when we awoke on Saturday with the hope of sunny skies and warm temps, my husband and I headed off to spend time enjoying it while we can. On the agenda for the day was the high school girls fast-pitch tournament where our hometown girls were… Continue reading Getting Home: When Life Leaves Us Homeless.
State Parks, restaurants, hotel rooms, shopping, and car rides. What do all these things have in common? Vacation. My husband and I were able to get away for a few days to a beautiful place in Minnesota with antique shops and river views. Though it both snowed and rained during our time away, we had… Continue reading Finding A Place Like Home