Struggling with Joy

A lot of spiritual lessons culminated for me today, only after I had the emotional breakdown, of course. We've got mold issues. And I've got some intense allergies to mold of any sort. So that, and hormones, and not having felt baby for a few days, and missing the closeness of family, and my husband … Continue reading Struggling with Joy

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Cleaning the Basement

I feel yucky. Even with a mask on, I spent maybe 30-45 minutes cleaning in our basement and my allergies went nuts. Yikes. I had asked my husband what it would take to get that space useable, and about how much time... He said, "whenever you can go spend time down there and come back … Continue reading Cleaning the Basement

Baby #4 update

Well I finally got a look at the little booger this morning. Waiting for the ultrasound was a fate worse than death- urine sample needed but I don't have to go, and pap smear, while listening to modern country music... just shoot me. But, it was encouraging to be surrounded by reminders of Who ultimately … Continue reading Baby #4 update

Baby #4 update

Oh this child... It had better be exceptionally cute because this around the clock nausea is ridiculous. Then there's that awkward moment when your due date is moved forward by a MONTH! WHAT!?!? Here I am, plugging along planning for a January baby and I'm told it's official due date is now before Christmas!!! Well … Continue reading Baby #4 update

Kids and Veggies: Why my kids love ’em or leave ’em

I've developed a relationship with the food I eat. I don't mean that in some weird way, just that I grow my food, preserve it, and eat from my garden's produce year round. Not exclusively by any stretch of the imagination, no. But, I have been working toward that end. Because of health issues that … Continue reading Kids and Veggies: Why my kids love ’em or leave ’em

Prayer Garden Progress

I shared a bit about my start on the prayer garden a couple days ago. We started with yanking out an overgrown forsythia. Actually, we only dramatically cut it back and dug out random suckers, so it'll come back, but on our terms now. We (me and the older two kids) pulled out the Virginia … Continue reading Prayer Garden Progress

What’s up in the Gardens

I've been wiped out lately. Growing a human is the most difficult, exhausting, passive, work ever! So needless to say, I've been prioritizing naps over weeding or other puttering. I figure I'll have more energy for that in a few more weeks. But today, I rested with my 4 year old until it proved impossible … Continue reading What’s up in the Gardens