I’ve always loved this poem; it reminds me of my grandmother. Though my grandmother passed away, though not necessarily lyrical, the sentiment is one of living in the moment. ~~~~~~~~~~ “Sometimes you get discouraged Because I am so small And always leave my fingerprints – On furniture and walls. But every day I’m growing I’ll be grown someday And all those tiny handprints Will surely … Continue reading Handprints

Three Line Tales: Let It Snow

This challenge is hosted by Sonya – @ Only 100 Words –  The idea? 3 lines about the picture, no matter how long or short, but only three lines!  Image Credit: Jennifer Pallian Let It Snow Gather ingredients, bake the bread Gather people, break the bread Gather love: Family, Friends, Food, Forever ❤ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I linked up — why not take a whirl, it could be fun … Continue reading Three Line Tales: Let It Snow

Do your things serve you, or do you serve your things?

It’s a thought provoking thought. My husband framed this question to me when we were considering getting rid of my sons drum kit. Like many things we own, it wasn’t just the cost of the drum kit, or the love my son had had of the drum kit, but my emotion connection to the drum kit. Let me explain. We moved cross country 8 1/2 … Continue reading Do your things serve you, or do you serve your things?

Stepping on my Soapbox: Election 2016

I haven’t really wanted to comment much on the Presidential Election 2016, but let’s face it: we’re down to the wire and I have to briefly speak my mind. Speaking my mind on the especially heinous of ads, Twitter feeds, and Facebook: A place where I keep in touch with friends and family close and far, as well as other homeschoolers, journaling, and writing groups. … Continue reading Stepping on my Soapbox: Election 2016

Learning Curves, Blogging, Life, and My Garden

I find that life keeps throwing me curveballs. No excuses, just sayin’… At first, I thought these changes were just me — feeling the victim, caught unawares. I don’t like feeling sorry for myself or otherwise unable to manage situations. However, in some situations we just have to take a deep breath, pray, and leave the rest to God. So, what’s been going on… Well, … Continue reading Learning Curves, Blogging, Life, and My Garden

Game Day: Sometimes You Just Need a Down Day!

Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free! Following on the heels of yesterday’s post of Grace and Space, we’re discussing on that post and a reblog by Melinda, sometimes you just need a day off – a Game Day off! We had an Epic Game Day yesterday – Exploding Kittens, Life, Clue, Ticket to Ride, Stratego {my … Continue reading Game Day: Sometimes You Just Need a Down Day!

Tulips, Tidepooling, and Cabelas…

April marks the Tulip Festival in the Pacific Northwest. Annually, the boys and I load up and head to  Mt. Vernon, Washington where the Tulips are in bloom and ship nationwide {internationally if you count our Canadian neighbors to the north!}. Fields and fields of the beauties – Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinths….ah….. All these images were taken at Roozengaarde Flower and Bulb – Mt. Vernon I … Continue reading Tulips, Tidepooling, and Cabelas…

Planning for Squash…

My ever-gardening-creative-aunt sent me a link to Gardening with squash – on a trellis! This I had to see! I did do *something* like this last summer. I had some of my pumpkins planted too close to the six-foot privacy fence enclosing my backyard. I wanted to have more room for my plants to grow – to get more sun. I decided to use the … Continue reading Planning for Squash…

Palm Sunday, No ‘Possum

Blessed Palm Sunday to you and yes, the ‘possum didn’t return today. At least, not during the day…   Yesterday: ‘possum. Today: Palm Sunday. A week of praise ahead as we relive the Passion of Christ. We recite weekly in our church: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. As we begin Holy Week this Palm Sunday, with Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, … Continue reading Palm Sunday, No ‘Possum