I picked up this post from a few years ago. I believe it's appropriate to repeat it on the day of America's decision to fight together as a country for our independence as well as for Thankful Thursday. July 4th is celebrated as Independence Day in the United States. As with independence of any sort, it was born … Continue reading Independence at a price
Just before the death of flowers and before they are buried in snow, there comes a festival season when nature is aglow. ~Author Unknown Well, I may have missed my opportunity for this post since it SNOWED a few days ago! Middle Missouri broke her previous record of .3 inches of snow on November 8th. … Continue reading Autumn memories
The Halloween candy is far from finished but now we're racing towards the holidays. My October 31st was a whirlwind of activity with grandbabykin school parties and trick or treating. Why do I subject myself to all this...for the second time around? Simply because they are only little once and I want to soak up … Continue reading Holiday Tradition!
Happiness isn't complicated. It is a humble state of gratitude for simple pleasures, tender mercies, recognized blessings, and inherent beauty. ~Richelle E. Goodrich Last week I had to cover for an employee who went on a well-deserved vacay. A job at which he is exceptionally good, but I don't particularly like doing as it involves … Continue reading Tender mercies
We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it's our garden that is really nurturing us. ~Jenny Uglow Thought is was about time I got re-aquainted with the manual settings on my digital camera. I used to have an all-manual SLR. College photography class taught me all the nuances of how film … Continue reading (Almost) Wordless Wednesday
I completely missed June's photo challenge last month. Lately, life has this bad habit of derailing my plans; regardless of what they are. Peanut and Twix were gone to their dad's house in Alabama all month, so Entrepreneur and I tended to vegetate whenever possible. Is vegetating even possible anymore? Doesn't seem like it. This … Continue reading July Photo Challenge: Staying Cool
Yep, today is the day my mom brought me into this world. And this year's birthday is a big one. How big? Well, I'll leave that to you to try and figure out, but I'll leave you a few clues a little later. First, I'll share a four generation photo from waaaay back when with … Continue reading It’s my birth day!