I was calmly eating my lunch yesterday at the dinner table, listening to the banter of the kids . . . when it hit me what was sitting next to my salad bowl. This. It is a game that the kids made last winter down in the basement - cutting out several different kinds of ships from scrap wood, and making islands for them to take over. And, yes, there is a piece of gameboard … [Read more...] about Kids’ Create-Your-Own Game
I was scrolling through Facebook yesterday and noticing so many of us are excited about Mother's Day. For me, I was privileged to receive both breakfast and lunch prepared by my man and children . . . with minimal help from me! So this was a treat indeed - since cooking is my main chore around here. And I am blessed with not only a wonderful mother and … [Read more...] about When Mother’s Day Is Hard
School is almost over and we are SO excited! Mom maybe more so than even some of the kids. But that's usually the way it is . . . we are ready for it to begin and ready for it to end! We are also getting ready for two sets of Indiana company to begin arriving next week - so you will find this blog even quieter and my freezer even … [Read more...] about Spring Pictures
School mornings are a whirlwind of sorts by the time we get 8 people with eyes open, clothed, and fed. Then to get 6 of them out the door with lunches in hand. Somewhere in this whirlwind a little voice begins to yell, "Mom, I need dressed!" Oh yes. One got missed in the "getting clothed" part of the morning. So off to the bedroom we trot. Actually, I shuffle because my coffee … [Read more...] about These Days . . .
Happy New Year to all of you readers! I am going to be taking a break from the blog for a few weeks - perhaps even a month in January. I have some writing and presentations I need to work on - as well as bookkeeping to catch up on. The kids are back in school tomorrow and I look forward to a quiet January to read, write, study . . . and sip coffee! To bring in the New Year, … [Read more...] about Blogging Break . . . and Free Kindle Books
I made a shocking discovery last week. I am grey. Really grey. In fact, I was in denial . . . until I had sat huddled in front of the big bathroom mirror for a good number of minutes. I even went so far as to dig out my hand mirror to view this atrocity from different angles. Surely a different angle would reveal it was a bunch of blonde streaks I was seeing! I couldn't … [Read more...] about Just for Old Times Sake