I love what I call my "kitchen days". Those are the times when I spend an entire day in the kitchen, cleaning and cooking/canning/freezing recipes, etc. My happy places are my kitchen, the barn, the local library, any beach by the ocean/sea, Christmas Eve/Morning (wherever the festivities take place), and Disneyworld. And today is a … Continue reading It’s a kitchen day today!
Thirteen years ago, my youngest was born upstairs in our bathroom. He has filled my life with funny jokes and hugs and always brutally honest truths about any and everything. He currently loves riddles, jokes, Sparta remixes, and YouTube videos. Jake - 13 years old He created his own YouTube channel (Yellowbross Productions), and he … Continue reading Happy 13th birthday, Jake!
Gramma Izzie could grow anything. If she got a start, a root, a flower, or a twig, it grew where she planted it. Unfortunately, that green thumb gene passed me over; my gardening is a hit and miss and do it by the feels type of gardening (it's worked for the animals so far so … Continue reading Aloe vera plants
This is DA BOMB! It's also cheap to make and very filling which can be a plus if your budget is a little tight. It's also a "dump it in" slow cooker recipe which is awesome for busy days. Last, it makes the whole house smell fantastic! Ingredients 1 bag frozen hashbrown potatoes 1 onion … Continue reading Cheap & easy loaded potato soup
The neighbor called this morning. His father decided he wouldn't have a garden next year so wanted to remove his fence posts but was having trouble getting them out of the ground. He asked if Ted could use the tractor to do it after work. Unfortunately, Ted is on a business trip and won't be … Continue reading Driving home
Our oldest son is 25 years old today. He has a wonderful life, is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have a cat and two ferrets. Sahara, Ted, Jake (holding Janeesa's picture), Teddy, and me He started a new job yesterday, and we loved hearing all about it. He's hilarious and dependable and … Continue reading Happy birthday, Teddy!
It's hard to believe that Jake is 12 years old now. He still is my baby. How did he get to be 12? It seems like his homebirth just happened... He's currently into Minecraft, YouTube videos, making funny craft projects, creating his own show (Yellowbross Animations), and drawing anime characters (although he doesn't like to … Continue reading Happy 12th birthday, Jake!
It's been six months, Gramma. I miss you every day. Death Is Nothing At All By Henry Scott-Holland Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old … Continue reading Poetry – Death is Nothing at All
I ran across an online Halloween cookbook written for kids earlier today while searching for books for my second graders, and I just knew Jake would love it. He looked at it in the car on the way to speech, and he chose Mummy Dogs to cook tonight along with mac n cheese and baked … Continue reading Jake cooked tonight!
I think I know why these hanging baskets died now...Luci lays in them constantly!