When you were little and told to go into your room to clean, it never failed: a new found toy that had gotten lost under a bed or a book that you loved to read would be found under a pile of clothes. You would get lost in fun times and memories and before you knew it, work had stopped and your mother busted in on you not doing what you were supposed to do. I have been piling on more … [Read more...] about A whole new world!
They say that Life is what happens to us while making other plans. When you live out in the country, open to the elements and nature, its very true, no matter how much weather watching you do. November was not the way I thought it would be. Neither was Thanksgiving. But I had more to give thanks for this year than ever before and fewer people around my dinner table to share a meal with since our … [Read more...] about A November to Remember
October is here and that means when its almost gone, its Halloween time! This is the start of my favorite time of year. The weather is cooler, fun holidays begin and football is in full swing. My garden is mostly dormant save for a few late tomato plants and the pumpkins have been harvested. Speaking of which, pumpkins are EVERYWHERE!! I decided that combining my favorite fall treat with a … [Read more...] about Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
You know when people, for one reason or another, develop a strong relationship with their pet that the animal becomes even closer than beloved pet and transcends to child? You know what I’m talking about : Fur Babies. People do grow to love their pets so much as to buy clothes for them, treat them to expensive spa days, drive them around in a puppy stroller, etc. As a matter of fact, today is … [Read more...] about Dog Day Afternoon
When we planted our garden we carefully selected vegetables that we knew would get eaten. No point in planting something that no one was going to eat. My husband suggested getting lots of cucumber plants because our son Eric loves to eat cucumbers just as much as he loves fresh tomatoes. This vegetable, along with our zucchini, is one that really took of to the point that we didn't know what to do … [Read more...] about Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles
A couple of posts back, I detailed my morning tasks during the winter while getting my kids ready for school. Well, the kids are gone for the summer but the home tasks do not end, they add up! As much as I would love to sleep in, for the sake and comfort of my pets, along with not wanting to clean up dog mess, I must wake up no later than 7am. So, first things first, after waking up and … [Read more...] about The whole truth about my mornings (Summer Edition)