Homestead Updates

It's finally starting to slow down around here, which is great! Because it'll pick up in full force for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Baby #4, New Years, chick brooding, garden planning, and seed starting soon enough! We've really been enjoying the fireplace on chilly evenings. I can't imagine ever getting tired of it. Friday Husband of mine … Continue reading Homestead Updates

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Homestead Update

Well, I persuaded my husband to light the first fire of the year on Friday evening. It was wonderful. Prior to that I had my minis help me make Swedish meatballs for dinner. Those are the moments I treasure- peacefully functioning and just living life together. I need more of those moments. Sunday I tried … Continue reading Homestead Update

Am I Dead?

I woke up this morning, energetic, even before coffee. The "fall back" is always a special time of rejuvination for me- it's like time travel- I get to redeem an entire hour that was lost to me in the spring. Anyway, there was a vigor in me as I prepared for church this morning. Aside … Continue reading Am I Dead?

Repotting an Orchid

You know how life just gets busy and you get preoccupied with 10,000 projects? That unfortunately has kept me from tending my house plants. Let's be clear- I have two small aloe vera plants and a phaleonopsis. And that's it. So it's not as if I'm bursting at the seams with indoor plant responsibility. I … Continue reading Repotting an Orchid

‘Tis The Season

It's that time of year again... When everyone and their dog presumes to ascend to the moral high ground and know what is in your best interest; It's virtue-signaling-- I mean-- flu season! Whether you choose to vaccinate or not, I don't care. It is and should be absolutely up to your personal discretion what … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season

Lessons My Kids Teach Me

My kids love to hold me accountable and prove me wrong at every opportunity. Nothing gets by them. I've had to cut certain "non-expletive expletives" such as "Craptastic" and "fart sandwich" for fear of them parroting my awkward and slightly less than savory verbal quirks. Today, we were trying to teach my oldest son to … Continue reading Lessons My Kids Teach Me

Working on Christmas

We decided before our kids were even born that we wanted to keep Christmas gifts low key to tamp down on the commercialism of the season and allow our kids to focus on Christ.That said, I like making gifts for the kids and this may be the first year I actually complete that feat before … Continue reading Working on Christmas

Be Still My Soul

Yesterday was a rough day for me. Let's flash back about 6 years. February of 2014. I had a doctor's appointment (on my birthday) with my new PCP hoping to gain some insight on my unidentified chronic illness. Instead of listening to my complaints, taking into account my personal history, or treating me like an … Continue reading Be Still My Soul

My Prayer for the Church

Guys, it's for realsies truth time. I've been trudging through all the emotions lately. The negative ones I feel bad telling my closest friends about because I feel like I leech all their joy with my "down-ness." But I told 'em anyway. And they lifted me up! They reminded me who I am in Christ … Continue reading My Prayer for the Church

Friday on the Homestead

There are so many things that NEED to be done that it's difficult to prioritize which to do first. I opted for re-catching strawberry runners. Yep... Re-catching. My 1 year old decided to "un-catch" them at some point. So I went outside to check on them today for a customer, and found many uprooted, unpotted, … Continue reading Friday on the Homestead