Tragedy at the Farm: Squeezie Donna Edition

Crazy things happen on the farm.I spent a few days out at my parents walnut farm this week, where I lazed around and listened to chicken talk. They discussed the roosters, and the high cost of feed, and worried about the mysterious disappearance of eggs. They also conspired to lay their eggs in the woodpile, … Continue reading Tragedy at the Farm: Squeezie Donna Edition

This Far I Have Been: Almost Bananas With A Side of Real Estate

There are times in everyone's life, I suppose, when bills come due. You wake up and realize that your house is in a three week escrow (yay?), you don't know where you are going, or what to pack, you discover that your youngest has three doctor appointments in three days, your oldest is driving you … Continue reading This Far I Have Been: Almost Bananas With A Side of Real Estate

Art and My Fear of Vacuum Cleaners

"He has made everything beautiful in its time." - Ecclesiastes 3:11Once upon a time my job was to create art, and I was paid in grades and critiques.My fear was found in housewife-y, mother-ish stuff. I thought the end of art was found at the end of a toilet scrubber. I especially feared vacuum cleaners. … Continue reading Art and My Fear of Vacuum Cleaners

I Tried to Avoid It, But I’m Talking About Dog Doo Again

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" - Proverbs 17:22Since my steam vacuum bit the dust, the dog has had a poo-poo problem on my nice white carpet...twice...and someone urinated on my floor.What? The What?Imagine my poor feelings when a little guy walked up to me and announced … Continue reading I Tried to Avoid It, But I’m Talking About Dog Doo Again

Following Light

Sometimes I am frustrated with the perky, family outing, God-is-so-good-stuff. I mean it's true, God IS good, but is everyone's life perfect?Um, no. Mine's not...shockingly.But, from these pictures, it does seem like my life is all sunshine...or at least big smiles...I think people sometimes don't tell the whole story, whether intentionally or unintentionally. They want … Continue reading Following Light

A Poop Of Crazy With A Crustacean Of Adventure

This morning, I woke up at six-ish.I didn't rise and shine like a happy speckled rooster, I felt more like this:No, I was dragged from my bed by a determined two year old. Gar.We stumbled and pranced into the living room, excited/annoyed (respectively) about watching a Sesame Street: Old School video we had borrowed. Apparently … Continue reading A Poop Of Crazy With A Crustacean Of Adventure

Derrick Tells Another Story…With Guns

Sometimes, my husband tells me stories about his childhood. They usually involve weapons. Last night I had the privilege of hearing the following tale while washing the chili-bean bowls.Derrick: "When my mom went out of town once, my dad turned out all the lights in the house, opened the sliders and doors, and he gave … Continue reading Derrick Tells Another Story…With Guns

Storyland Grump and A Cactus Caterpillar

I have B.O., which brings me to my first question: Can someone recommend a deodorant that works and doesn't cost more than 4 dollars? Thank you.Anyway, I spent today in the sun, walking and walking and it wasn't too hot, but yet, my underarm deodorant has failed me. Why was I in the sun? Let's … Continue reading Storyland Grump and A Cactus Caterpillar