Today, I have one question for you. Do you feel safe? If you were to ask me that question a few years ago, I would have said, "yes, for the most part." Yes, because I live with a protective husband in a small community with a low crime rate. I have loving friends who I… Continue reading The Safe Place We Long For
'Twas the start of 2019, and all through our houseNot an animal was stirring, not even a mouse;Our house was all quiet and cleaned daily with care,No need for a Swiffer to deal with dog hair; Every morning Colleen could stay snuggled in bed,No one waking her early with a need to be fed;With work… Continue reading The Poem of Us
They all sound alike. When we hear them, the memories get thick like the soup that this colder weather makes us crave. Those yellow school buses have started their daily routes down our streets with engines roaring and brakes squeaking. Though I don't have kids getting off and on them anymore, they still drive many… Continue reading Just Like Mike, Simply Begin Again.
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