A Letter to my Adult Prodigal

  To my Beloved Child, There are always two sides to every story.  Two perspectives, if you will.  Before you read anything else, know this: I love you. I will always love you. Until the day I die, nothing will change that, and I do mean nothing.  That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.…

Monday Mondays 7.27.15

    And isn’t it easier to be happy than not?  Truly.  Think about it.  When you’re happy, you’re energized, motivated, focused, relaxed and relatively carefree.  When you’re not happy, you’re lethargic, you want to hide, you want to procrastinate, and it’s often hard to just get through the day. I honestly have to work…

Monday Mondays 7.20.15

Life is like a garden, you never know what you’re going to get!  I love my little old man tomato, and the family that came before him (one of his uncles had a big chin!)  It is fun to go out and see each day’s offerings and sometimes pick oddly shaped vegetables from our garden.…

After the Rain

  The other evening we had an unexpected round of violent storms. For most of the day, the local forecasters were saying we’d get some rain, and maybe some lightning and thunder, but even they were caught off-guard by the suddenness and fury of the storms. I’m a little bit of a weather nerd; if…

Monday Mondays 7.12.15

  If I were related to Chewbacca, I’d probably look like one of these Mod-Squad type Wookies.  I kind of have a thing for Wookies, specifically the sounds a Wookie makes.  Our dog that passed away in December used to make sounds exactly like Chewbacca.  In fact, we could say to her, “make Wookie sounds,”…

“Are you OK?”

“Are you OK?” When did people stop saying those words to strangers in need? In person, I mean. Even though we didn’t have a date yet, I knew the day would soon come that my Air Force son would be deploying. When he Skype-IM’d me while I was shopping in Walmart that he’s leaving this Wednesday,…

Easy Homemade Veggie Wash

I kind of live in the boonies.  No, not like the tundra of Alaska or anything, but if I want to get to a “real” shopping/dininng area (as in Target, movie theaters, Old Navy, shoe stores, froyo, Panera, fabric & craft stores, Home Depot, etc…) I have to drive an hour or more.  So I’ve often…