The Sunday Post: Why I write

If we were having coffee this morning, it would be “magic coffee.” After sleeping in on this cold Sunday morning, we decided there really was no good reason for us to leave the house today. Groceries can wait until tomorrow — we have leftovers we can warm up for dinner. Which brings me to the…

Rusty Growth

A couple of years ago we took a road trip which led us through the Ohio River valley, headed to a friend’s family reunion and Fourth of July celebration. On the way there we drove past this abandoned hunk of metal. It had been almost completely overtaken by Mother Nature.  Branches were growing through the cracks…

My favorite

I’m not one to play favorites. I can’t tell you my favorite color, song, food, or pair of pants. I just don’t have favorites (except football teams, that is. Go Vikes!). However, if you’ve been reading my blog this year, you might understand why I chose this picture for the 2017 Favorites photo challenge. I…

The Sunday Post: Serenity Now

I’m feeling a little better today. Not so emotional or down in the dumps. Sorry about those last few posts, guys. Some days that tender spot just gets beat up a little too much. It’s been a productive but quiet day as I work on laundry (Why is it that no matter how much laundry…

Music Fridays: Christmas Edition

It’s been a while since I shared a song with you for Music Fridays. Christmas is just ten days away and I’m checking my lists twice, trying not to forget anything. As usual, there’s a lot to do and no matter how early we start, it always seems to come down to the last few…

The Sunday Post: The struggle is real

“Jolly” is maybe one of the last words I would use to describe how I felt this morning. A more accurate description would include words like “tired,” “morose,”  and even “slightly hung over.” But considering that today is the day after our company Christmas party you might expect some of that. Except that, for the…

Thanksgiving Ramblings

Last night as I brushed my teeth and prepared to go to bed, I had some ideas for a blog post, possibly a Thanksgiving-themed post. I even had a few lines drafted in my head. Rather than going to the laptop or putting those thoughts down somewhere, however, I crawled into bed hoping I would…