Spring break

No, I'm not actually going on a spring break. I'm simply taking a break, because it's spring. Spring tends to be a busy time for me, for whatever reason. I don't always even know what is keeping me so busy, but I know I'm tired from it at the end of the day, and a lot... Continue Reading →

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The clutter that is life

One of my goals for 2018 is to declutter. No one who's ever been to my house would ever accuse me of being a minimalist, so perhaps you can appreciate that this will most likely be a year-long task. And yet, I'm determined to plug away at it for more than a few reasons. I've... Continue Reading →

Celebrating each victory

So . . . my last post was a bit heavier than usual, but tonight as I write this, my heart is full. Right around the time of my previous post, we had a tiny bit of celebration in our household. Well, it was a big deal to one person in particular, and just a... Continue Reading →

Reflections

As I write this post, it's Saturday, January 20. Today marks fifteen years since our youngest son passed away, only a few months shy of his fifth birthday. I'm not a naturally early riser, so I was surprised to awaken this morning before 5:30, unable to get back to sleep. Once I was awake, though,... Continue Reading →

Hot chocolate and holidays

Since my next regularly scheduled post is due on Christmas Eve (bet you didn't know I have a regular schedule here, did you?), and the weekend after that is New Year's Eve, I'm adjusting my post schedule a bit and am popping in early here to wish you all a Merry Christmas—which is what I... Continue Reading →

Birthday season: last but not least

The weather where I live is changing into our fall season, with a burst of vibrant colors decorating the trees before we head into seemingly endless winter. October marks the last of the birthdays in our household until February, where I would love to assume that four months of rest and prep time will yield... Continue Reading →

Shared life, happy life

When I said we had a streak of birthdays from July through October, I wasn't exaggerating. You can't shake a calendar around this place without a birthday falling out. And this month, just a few days ago, my hubby celebrated a milestone birthday . . . which, for some reason, my autocorrect changed to "millstone"... Continue Reading →

Our baby is 24

  Our oldest child (who is certainly no longer a child by anyone's definition) turned twenty-four years old this past week, and I have no idea how that happened. Wasn't it just a handful of years ago that I was pregnant? There are times when it sure seems like it was yesterday. The oldest child... Continue Reading →

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