Christmas came and went in a whirlwind. BB was old enough to understand the idea of opening presents, so watching him do that was a riot. We decided to just put up a tree this year and skip the rest of the decorations. With two babies (way) under two, I just didn’t have the time … Continue reading Christmas 2016
This is out first in the Best of 2016 series. This post was originally published on Figuring Out the Plot and was subsequently published in several newspapers. It is my most-read post ever. I grew up in rural America. And my husband and I have chosen to raise our family here. In town without stoplights … Continue reading The People in Rural America
Five years ago today, we lost my Uncle David. This blog post turned into me giving my first eulogy. Please say a little prayer for my Aunt Midge today. Time passes, but the pain of this day doesn’t get much easier. “To live in hearts you leave behind is not to die.” My Uncle David … Continue reading One of the Good Guys
“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” -Roy L.Smith May we store up the magic, joy, and promise of Christmas for the coming year. Merry Christmas to you all! Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my top 10 blog posts (from my prior blog) from 2016 with you. It may feel like tv right now with all the re-runs for my regular readers…sorry about that! Here’s the official list: The People in Rural America LL’s Birth Story Go Home and Love … Continue reading Best of 2016
It was written during the Civil War. It’s hard to think of a worse time, one in which peace must have seemed so far away, so unlikely. A country divided against itself. Brothers fighting brothers. Bloody battles on American soil. The author lost his wife and son. And though the road he traveled was dark, … Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Song: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
It feels like essential oils are everywhere and for a long time, I have been interested but overwhelmed when it came to this topic. There seem to be a million oils and three million recipes to mix them. Some you put on neat (had to google that) and some need a carrier oil. There … Continue reading Essential Oils…Getting Started