A Week of Maddening Situations, Conquered by Kind Words from a Stranger

Hi Friends! Tuesday we had a heavy downpour here in Southeast Missouri, and I came home to find one leg of my Crabapple tree toppled over, splayed across a couple of my potted plants. And it wasn’t the one leg that is barely clinging to life, nor the leg that stretches out over my cool weatherContinue reading “A Week of Maddening Situations, Conquered by Kind Words from a Stranger”

Black Bean Salsa: Memorial Day Mediterranean Monday

Hello Friends, It’s Memorial Day and I hit the local Lowe’s Garden Center first thing this morning, my unkempt hair swept back into a knot at the nape of my neck and smelling of Deep Woods Off. I went outside early to water my plants since we haven’t had rain since Friday. The majority ofContinue reading “Black Bean Salsa: Memorial Day Mediterranean Monday”

My Boys Left for the Summer, Leaving my Mom Emotions Totally Confused

Dear Friends, Being a mom is weird. It plays tricks on you. It is stressful, frustrating, complicated, even infuriating. It is also rewarding, joyful, fulfilling and enlightening. It can have you pulling your hair out, losing your ever-loving mind and begging for a break from your life one minute, and filled with love and happiness the next.Continue reading “My Boys Left for the Summer, Leaving my Mom Emotions Totally Confused”

The Conflicting Roles of Mom and Single Woman Have Me Feeling Guilty

Hi Friends! Before I get to the meat of this post–this last week has been a busy one at my house! Saturday was spent cleaning out gutters, and I still have the gutters in the front to do. I discovered the section that was clogged when I bought the house is going to need toContinue reading “The Conflicting Roles of Mom and Single Woman Have Me Feeling Guilty”

Single Woman Home Repair & Inanimate Objects Leaping to Their Deaths

Dear Friends, Everything is planted! It seemed like winter was going to hold on forever this year, and now not only is it warm and beautiful again, but everything is planted and growing! All of this warm weather has the seeds popping and the plants bursting to life. I got the last of my flowerContinue reading “Single Woman Home Repair & Inanimate Objects Leaping to Their Deaths”