Out of the darkness into the light

Gosh.  It’s been a long time since I posted anything.  April 7th was my last post. Over two months now.  How time flies…….. It has been a long season of loss and grief.  Father-in-law in December, my precious mom in February, our spiritual father in April, then quite suddenly and completely unexpectedly my oldest and sweetest

Sorrow may last for a night but joy comes in the morning

Hello.  It’s me.  Back from a very long and painful journey.  Long story short; I lost my best friend. My beautiful, kind, fun, adventurous, fearless, inspirational mom passed away in February.  It has been a difficult transition for me.  Simply put – I miss her.  Every day.  I’m also trying to figure out the next steps

Life in a box

I read a blog post over at Becoming Minimalist that I keep thinking about.  The title of the post is, Three Lies That Kept Me From Simplifying My Life.  The author, Allison Vesterfelt, talks about the time a friend asked her, “What would you do with your life if you didn’t have to worry about

Active pursuit of the dream

Today’s post may be a bit graphic for some.  I hope not.  I hope you’ll continue with me through the entire thing and celebrate with me along the way as I share how I accomplished one huge task in pursuit of my dream. In case you don’t already know, I will tell you what that dream

Tea Time Tuesday

  August was a busy month for me.  Lots of travel and airplane trips.  I didn’t write much, but I did enjoy reading a few of these blog posts while I had limited internet access. Grab a glass of iced tea, or perhaps a very large glass of lemon water, and peruse these articles.  You just


Just a quick note to say I successfully navigated the aisles of Walmart yesterday AND I DIDN’T BUY A THING!  I wasn’t even tempted.  Progress I’d say! I also went through my shelf of “Noni Books” that I’d carted around for the past 14 years.  I was a teacher for many years and amassed a

Something is better than nothing

   I’ve been a bit silent over the course of the last six months only posting a couple of times.  I’ve been busy with grandkids and trips here and there (Hi Marla in N. Dakota!).  However, that isn’t the real reason.  The real reason is that in just a few short months I had bogged

Hey! I’ve got worms!

I’ve got worms y’all! Eww!  Not that kind, but compost worms!  I’m super excited.  I can’t have chickens where I currently live.  I traveled too much this Spring/Summer so I wasn’t able to plant any vegetables in containers on my patio.  I nearly killed all of my houseplants when I was gone for 25 days.