Poison Ivy, My Close Friend

It happened a few days after he had trimmed a bunch of bushes by our road. He broke out in one spot on his arm. Before we knew it, he’d broken out on the other arm, then on both legs. He had boils so bad that he had to call off work because he couldn’t…

Why Women Love Flowers

Another guy once asked me why girls like flowers so much. I explained all the reasons women love flowers. I love my husband for many reasons, but one thing I love that he does is he buys me flowers. I’ll try to recreate that for you here, in no particular order. Women love flowers because……

Sewing Curtains

When moving into a house, my first concern is the windows! I want to keep nosy neighbors from peeking in right away. The immediate solution to this problem we solved by simply hanging curtain rods and draping tablecloths over them. However, ultimately, everyone desires a better window fixture solution. Below are a few different things…

Like Eating a Burger

I was explaining to a friend the other day about editing a big work, like a book or a Bible study. To me, editing a large work is like eating a big juicy burger. When eating a big, juicy burger, you have to use both hands, be completely engaged, and just go for it all…

To Blog or Not to Blog

Can I just confess already? I hate the idea of blogging. To me it just seems like a bunch of random people making their private journals public. While I love to journal, I sure doubt the world wants to see my journals! I am not that interesting! Others think blogging is a bunch of 20somethings…

Ode to Red Blazer

Have you heard the news? Do you have the blues? It’s OK to morn, Or to feel quite torn. Because this Red Blazer is going away. He’s served us faithfully many a day! If you’ve ridden in him, Or prayed over him, Thank you from the very depths of my heart! He’s 16 years old!…

How to have an AWESOME Wedding cheap!

While the average cost of a wedding is $25,000, and rising, it certainly does not have to! Sure, we’ve all been to weddings where we can tell they cut costs, but these tricks will help you cut costs without making your guests feel cheated. In fact, they’ll be happy! First of all, now that you’re…

Snowy Adventures

  1.9.14 Note, the following true story happened after getting over a foot of snow and this was the fourth day in a row schools and many businesses had been closed. The temperature was around 21 degrees F… This morning, after eating breakfast and reading, but before officially getting “dressed,” Patches—the smartest of the four neighbor’s…

Running LONG Races

One year ago I went to physical therapy for some joint issues in my legs and was told I should not be running at all, let alone a four mile race! Today I finished a half marathon, praise the Lord! In order for my husband to allow me to sign up for this, he told…