In the Kitchen

Writing a Recipe Post — or not…

So, I was going to write a recipe post this week, but I got to thinking about the process.  And then I got to giggling.  And then I got to the inability to put anything of merit on to paper stage.  And then, well, I just said “FORGET IT” and decided to run with the… Read More Writing a Recipe Post — or not…


A Room of My Own

If you are an avid artisan, craftsman, seamstress or anyone who loves to create, you are aware of the sometimes “overabundance” of materials and supplies one can accumulate.  Even if you’re just a hobby crafter, it doesn’t take much for projects to get out of hand, especially if you don’t have a designated space from… Read More A Room of My Own

In the Past (Genealogy)

Ancestral Women

Do you ever stop and think about where you come from?  About what drives your spirit?  About the people who make up your past, especially the women? I spend most all of my hobby time immersed in genealogy and find it to be so much more than just an enjoyable pastime.  In the process of… Read More Ancestral Women

In My Head/Heart

My (Un)Bucket List

You’ve heard of the proverbial Bucket List – you may even have one of your own.  I think most do or, at the very least, a wish list of sorts with all the wonderful things they would like to accomplish/experience in this lifetime.  I, on the other hand, do not.  Sure, there are many things… Read More My (Un)Bucket List

In My Head/Heart, Uncategorized

My Top 10 Favorite “Spooky” Halloween Movies

  Call me a nerd – a geek – a throwback to weirdness.  Whatever…  I LOVE the old horror flicks and never more so than around Halloween.  Now, the word horror is pure conjecture where the classics are concerned as there is very little to be horrified by.  In fact, hilarity may be a better… Read More My Top 10 Favorite “Spooky” Halloween Movies

Adoption/Foster Care, Uncategorized

Hate is human too…

      We are flawed and it is pointless to argue otherwise. I find that there is some degree of consolation in knowing that we are all inherently flawed and, in fact, are made that way with all of our broken pieces and sinful ways.  If our hearts are right, we do our best… Read More Hate is human too…

In My Head/Heart, In the Outdoors, Uncategorized

Autumn Senses

    Of all the seasons nature brings, my soul is drawn to one. I feel my senses spring to life as Summer comes undone.     My eyes behold a palette bold of trees in gold and red that burst with joy for one last song on leaves as yet unshed.   Color is… Read More Autumn Senses

In My Head/Heart, In the Home, Uncategorized

The Labor Day Incident

Its been a year now and I’m ready to tell the story.  It’s rather lengthy, much like these past months, so pull up a stump and I’ll tell you a tale… Labor Day Weekend – nothing grand or exciting in our home.  We sometimes plan a cookout or a backyard bonfire, but mostly its been… Read More The Labor Day Incident

Adoption/Foster Care, Uncategorized

The Other Side of Adoption Reunification

As human beings with hopeful souls, we always look for that fairy tale ending involving hugs and laughter and riding off into the sunset to live happily ever after.  It’s an ideal we pray for, but for so many who live in the world of foster care/adoption, a reality that seldom manifests itself. Why does… Read More The Other Side of Adoption Reunification

Adoption/Foster Care, RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder, Uncategorized

To the Dad in Walmart — a RAD story…

It’s been almost a year now since I met you, but our one-time, chance encounter has remained an embedded, powerful memory and I wanted you to know. I only stopped by to grab a few last-minute Christmas items.  The store was (over)crowded with loud music, flashing lights, and people on a mission – some miserable,… Read More To the Dad in Walmart — a RAD story…