Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Peace, Please

It seems like when I think things are swinging into peaceful, non-weird, non-dramatic times, something chaotic, weird, and dramatic happens. Then I can’t sleep because I’m worried about it. Then all my senses are on edge, and I’m cranky. As time goes on, it get easier to roll with the punches. Recovery time is less….

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Rainy Afternoon

Over the last couple of days, I’ve tried out a few recipes that I’ve had in my head.  I’m going to test at least one of them again, and if successful a second time around, I’ll post the recipe on here.  I am pleased with how it turned out the first time, so fingers crossed….

Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Early Morning

I wanted to make a post yesterday, but was too busy.  I got some great pictures of the property, both in the morning of the sunrise and in the afternoon when there was a lovely rainbow to be seen.  However, I ran out of time. I’m also out of time this morning.  I have to…

Thursday, October 4 – Valley of Indecision

I can never decide which thing to focus on, so at the moment I am doing music, home schooling my children, trying to run three blogs, finish a book I’ve been working on all year, learning about MBTI, and procrastinating about painting our house.  Yay, me! Not that every blog post will be riveting, and…

Together

I have been looking for the perfect art piece to put over the top of one of our couches.  I had looked around for about 2 years.  I considered antique pieces and local artists, but after the rough run our family has been through emotionally I decided that family photo with us holding hands on…

Our Family’s Farm

FARM We moved onto our 2.47 acre farmette about a year ago.  It’s nestled in the middle of the Heartland of Central IL, surrounded by bean and corn fields.  We’ve loved living here, so far.  It’s very peaceful, and we have great neighbors.  We have been able to build our tiny farm up, according to…

Our Family & Food

FOOD   Many of my memories, both in childhood and adulthood, revolve around the dinner table and eating together.  There’s something about sharing moments of necessity with someone, especially when it is done in the spirit of fellowship and community.  We all need to eat, so let’s sit together, enjoy each other’s company, and eat…

The Importance of Family

FAMILY Family is what my life revolves around.  (And in that, my faith.)  After 20 years, through both dark, rough patches and times of giddy happiness, I’m still very much in love with my husband, and he with me.  He also happens to be my best friend.  We have 5 lovely children, three girls and…