*A different tone than my usual posts. I always try to write with humility. Today I’m just struggling to breathe while I miss my sweet Sadie Rose and I’m weary of having to defend/explain why. As ALWAYS, love to my grieving families with ANY age/reason/type of loss. And with special sympathy to a local family... Continue Reading →
Party Mix (Chex Mix) Otherwise known as, pandemic snack survival food. I usually only make this childhood treat at Christmas, but being home 24/7 during COVID-19 isolation has made keeping the wildlings munching at bay quite a challenge. This recipe makes a LOT. The idea is to freeze and use throughout an extended period of... Continue Reading →
One day he had finished his assigned chapter, and immediately began reading the next. I reminded him he was progressing in good time and that he didn’t need to work ahead. He blushed and said, “Well maybe there was a cliff-hanger.”
Here’s a game sacrilegiously titled, Mennonite Manners. You will need a piece of paper for each player, a pair of dice, and one pen.
I’m evaluating my own patterns of rest. Here’s the link to an article I wrote for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine about the Productivity of Rest.
We had a whirlwind several weeks following the death of my aunt in a date nearly a thousand miles from us. The children and I joined other family to make the trip to Missouri, the state of my birth. You’ll see more about the trip in an upcoming post, but for now, here’s some snapshots... Continue Reading →
Liquid gold, drinking in the aroma Of Gain laundry detergent, regular scent Inhaling deeply the month of June, Sterile hospitals, funeral homes, And her, still covered with the fluid of my womb Whispers of family and friends on soft summer breezes, Gathered fully for the first time in years, To mourn our lost love Eyes... Continue Reading →
Several years ago I came across "Forks Over Knives," (referred to hereafter as FOK) a documentary promoting a "whole foods plants based" diet. A WFPB diet consists of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, and whole grains, and can be beneficial in addressing some of the numerous health issues. I convinced my husband to watch... Continue Reading →