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Month: <span>November 2014</span>

Thoughts on Giving Thanks

There have been a lot of changes in my life this past year – some good, some bad, some a little of both – but I am thankful for all of it.  Many people are familiar with the verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:18:   That’s […]

Monday Mondays 11.24.14

Usually, I’m healthy unless my body gets too run down, and this week, it happened. Lack of sleep, change to my schedule, not eating, and so my body rebelled by forcing me to rest.  Say it: Rest is good. Rest is very good, especially at this […]

Mocha Caramel Sauce

About this time of year, I start looking for things I can make as Christmas gifts. A few years ago, being in the middle of nowhere and all, and having nosy children who ran to the UPS truck every time a package arrived from Amazon, I decided that […]

Monday Mondays 11.17.14 – Thanksgiving Edition

  When I was a wee one, Thanksgiving was the holiday to celebrate on my dad’s side of the family. The holiday was an all-day affair, and there were tables full of family members, young and old, in mmultiple rooms.  Usually more than 50 people showed […]

When You’re Weathering a Storm

When You’re Weathering a Storm

Not too long ago, we had one of those odd fall/winter thunderstorms.  The kind of storm that sends wind and rain screaming across the landscape. The kind that causes the dogs to hide under beds and in closets.  The kind of storm that sends me […]

If You Love your Freedom, Thank a Veteran

If You Love your Freedom, Thank a Veteran

  *This post was written a couple years ago in an earlier incarnation of this blog, but it’s as timely today as it was then. For me, even more so, now that one of my sons is serving overseas.  It’s also my sister-in-law’s and cousin’s birthday […]

Monday Morsels 11.10.14

  It kind of got cold and winter-like all of a sudden, didn’t it? We even had some snow flurries in the past couple of days. Being a lover of warmer weather, this Polar Vortex thing has become a term I don’t like the weather […]

12 Things I Love About the South

On the way home from church last week, we stopped to get gas, and as we pulled up to the pumps, we noticed a man tethering his horse to the car wash bay right next to a block of red pick-up trucks.  What struck me […]

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette

Unlike the majority of America, I’m not on board the Pumpkin Spice Latte Express. Yes, I like pumpkin. And yes, I like pumpkin spice things. More like pumpkin muffins, breads, pies, etc…; I like traditional pumpkin spice things. I don’t have to drink it in […]

I’m Tired of Apologizing

When I was around 12 or 13 years old, I can distinctly remember having a conversation with my grandfather, that somehow ended with the words “I’m sorry.” It was probably a meaningless conversation along the lines of… “Did you finish eating the watermelon?”   “No, I’m sorry.” […]