January 13, 2020

Ruminating on 2019 isn’t something I’ve really relished, so I put it off. And really, I won’t be putting too much into it either. 2019 summed up: Change, and possible change. Trusting Him through the change and possible change. Even through the strangeness of 2019, we have had peace. We’ve had a lot of people…

February 5, 2020

I’ve been trying to get rid of chemicals in our home, a little bit at a time. So far I’ve made green cleaning products and laundry detergent. Today, I’m making homemade toothpaste. I’m using Lilly’s peppermint oil, coconut oil, and baking soda. Just like the laundry detergent, I’m not sure how well it works, and…

February 4, 2020

I went to my bank account to check it, and was hit with the reality of what I wrote yesterday. I wrote about being a good steward by being economical. Two lines of charges right next to each other, coming out of my account, happened to be nearly identical in the amount charged. The first…

February 3, 2020

Eeking out every bit of rest. That seems like a dichotomy in some regards. Maybe it’s because I know that I only have maybe two more weeks, before I have to start working on the garden. Life has an interesting way of priming you for the reality that it is. Even though we have one…

January 26, 2020

Minimalizing My Garden I woke up this morning, took a shower, and read my Bible. I checked my Facebook page. I’m too cozy to get up and put the roast in the crock pot for dinner, so I’m making another blog post. I’m doing something productive, right? 😀 I’m a big lover of diversity, and…

January 24, 2020

Being Seasonal I spent a lot of my 20s and 30s eating low carb, because I was trying to be thinner. I had a lot of stress, so I never really got a lot smaller in the process. Mid-way through 2017, I finally had enough of the stress of watching what I eat. I haven’t…

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Nearly every morning I get up between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m. and go to sit down in what we call the “front room”. Really it is a parlor or sitting room, in the traditional sense, but it’s in the front of the house, so “front room” it is. I spend time reading the Bible and…

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Nearly every time I write or type “2019”, I get a little panicky. It reminds me of how short time is. It reminds me that it has been almost 20 years since my oldest child was born. Was it really 20 years ago that I sat in the lamaze class, wondering when Lilly would be…