Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

This post was most recently updated on May 9th, 2016Today is Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day.  My husband is in the field … where he’s been all week … cutting the rye for hay.  A process that was supposed to take 2 days.  And is now in it’s 6th day because of breakdowns on virtually every possible piece of equipment that can break down, including my husband.  It’s been a stressful and harried week. As I am Continue Reading

Reflections on Love

This post was most recently updated on May 18th, 2015Today is Valentine’s Day. My 6-year old woke me at 3:30 this morning complaining of a tummy ache. Unfortunately, she complained about it loudly enough that she also woke the sleeping 15 month old who, even more unfortunately, still resides in our master bedroom. I stumbled out of bed and got her some crackers – she’s got a bit of a cold and I figured the Continue Reading

What We Do For Family

This post was most recently updated on May 17th, 2015 This is Georgie.  She is our 6 year old wire-haired Irish Viking dachshund.  Technically, she’s as American as I am, but she closely identifies herself with the Irish.  And the Vikings.  Although, just between you and me – I think she only wants to be a Viking so she can have Kveldsmat, the traditional Viking late afternoon snack …  Anyway, Georgie came to live with Continue Reading

Making Do

This post was most recently updated on May 17th, 2015Making do is a term I grew up with.  It means that you don’t go out and buy a new thing just because the old thing is worn out, broken, old or you’re tired of it.  You make do with what you have.  You try to repair the old thing.  Maybe you paint the old thing a new color or move it to a new location. Continue Reading

Clouds in My Coffee

This post was most recently updated on May 17th, 2015This is the family room I dream about: It’s so light and airy.  It’s clean and bright and soothing …so deliciously clutter free.  <3 And this is my current family room … Okay, not really.  This is a random image I borrowed from PhotoBucket because I’m too embarrassed to show you my real house. Don’t judge.  But my existing family room is crowded. We are, after all, Continue Reading