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Month: April 2014

Crunchy Romaine Toss

Crunchy Romaine Toss

I like to eat healthy. But I also like to not eat healthy. I find that instead of munching away on carrot sticks or Snickers bars and whatnot, nuts help to keep hunger at bay. Despite their high fat content, they’re packed with protein and […]

Monday Morsels 4.28.14

Monday Morsels 4.28.14

I had the pleasure of celebrating my birthday over the weekend for a change.  It seems like it’s been ages since that’s happened; over the last couple of years, everyone’s birthdays fell during the weekday rut.  We spent them driving to this practice or that small […]

Courage: Stepping off into (Seeming) Uncertainty

Courage: Stepping off into (Seeming) Uncertainty

See this picture?  And the small blackish-red dot about 1/3 of the way on the right?  That’s me.  Ziplining about 300′ above the forest floor, and 1900′ from one end of the gorge to the other.  It took more than a couple deep breaths, a […]

…but I have prayed for you, my Prodigal Son

…but I have prayed for you, my Prodigal Son

Sometimes… it’s just horrible being a parent. Not because your children are awful.  Although, admit it, sometimes they are. And not because you don’t love them.  Because you do, more than you love yourself. Or especially because you feel like you’re not a good parent.  Again… don’t […]

Orange Breakfast Rolls

Orange Breakfast Rolls

If I had my druthers, every Sunday breakfast would start with that certain doughboy’s orange rolls “fresh” from a can. A can that is so pressurized, you hit it on the edge of a counter until it pops. Those orange rolls…. I don’t know what […]

Flying into Glass Doors

Flying into Glass Doors

I have French doors in my kitchen, the kind without the mullions.  I also have a birdfeeder hanging from the porch roof right outside those doors, and in winter, it’s a hub of activity.  While everything else is gray, quiet, and lifeless, the birds remain […]

Monday Morsels 4.14.14

Monday Morsels 4.14.14

Sundays are usually fairly lazy days at our house.  After church, we’ll either head out to eat, or come home and all go off to our respective corners for a little while.  Leftovers or whatever you can find or make is also on tap.  Every […]

Of Transitioning and Laundry

Of Transitioning and Laundry

I’m a stay at home mom.  In fact, I’m a homeschooling stay at home mom.  But there’s a deadline with that.  My youngest will graduate from high school in two months. “What will you do?”  “What will you do with all your time?”  “Will you […]

Nothing Shall Separate Us…

Nothing Shall Separate Us…

Have you ever had a day where everything seems to be going along swimmingly, and then the next minute, it just isn’t?  You thought perhaps it was going to be an okay day, but in the course of conversation, a figurative bomb is dropped in […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Breakfast Rolls

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Breakfast Rolls

Like most people, and entirely unlike my daughter, I like breakfast breakfast.  She would much rather sit down to a pizza, nachos, or hamburger for breakfast, for some reason.  I didn’t foster this, I promise.  She used to get up and eat cheese grits every […]