Monday Mondays 8.31.15

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make your day. Usually, it’s the simple things that make your day, because most days are simple. Most days aren’t red carpet worthy,jump out of an airplane or “make it off the Titanic alive” kinds of days. Most days are just… days. Days filled by the mundane.  Laundry, filling…

Celebrations

  That’s the quote on the front of the card we’ll give to our daughter later today. It’s her birthday, and while she is home for the time being, I have a feeling it won’t be for long.  She’s our youngest and after a brief journey where she learned to stretch her wings a few months ago,…

Monday Mondays 8.24.15

Last weekend was our anniversary, and we spent it in Chattanooga (#noogastrong!) because it’s close enough to home, yet still feels like a destination trip.  We’ve stayed in Chattanooga a lot, and never at the same hotel or B & B, and always enjoyed the lodging.  Same goes for restaurants – even though we have our favorites,…

Grace is Hard, And Yet…

Lately, I’ve been having some conversations with friends and family about, well… friends and family.  If you’ve read my previous posts about my prodigal, you’ll understand that he weighs heavy on my heart. Despite giving the situation to God, it feels as if someone’s left a boot print on my heart and my heart is…

Monday Mondays 8.10.15

Tell me if you do this too…. when your alarm is set to whatever time, do you wake up before it anyway?  My husband and I had to be up extra early the other morning so I could take him to the airport, and he wanted to know if he should set the alarm on…

How to Kick Up a Basic Viniagrette

When I can, I grow various lettuces in my garden, and when it’s too hot or cold to grow any, I go to Costco or Sam’s and buy them in bulk. Yeah, I’m the weirdo buying the shoebox size container of spinach and the 6-pack of romaine. And I’m not related to the Duggars nor do I…

Monday Mondays 8.3.15

What a BE YOO TI FUL weekend here!  Blue skies, cool breezes… what’s not to love?  We even had a blue moon that the clouds didn’t cover!  And… we got to babysit our in-law’s cows and chickens for the weekend. Which I love.  They’re so cute and they moo and they lick you, and if…