I love the beautiful view from my porch today...flowers, a calming waterfall, colorful fish, and chickens enjoying some watermelon! I love working from home. I get to sit here on my porch and enjoy all of this while completing annual teacher training online. It's so peaceful!
Dear Gramma, Today was my first day back for the new school year. I got up, did all the things I do on the first teacher day back, and when I finished, I was so lost. I realize now that you were such an integral part of my daily life and of my routines. It … Continue reading First day back (so hard)
My mother-in-law and father-in-law brought me a box of tomatoes from down on the river over a week ago. The box has been setting on my kitchen table the entire week. I felt guilty every time I looked at it, knowing that the tomatoes were going to get so ripe if I didn't do something … Continue reading Spaghetti sauce (oh so easy!)
Take one minute to watch this video; it will touch your heart! Gramma Izzie always helped feed others; everyone knew you wouldn't leave her house hungry! She also often bought groceries for families she knew were struggling or on hard times. Today, I donated to this cafeteria lady's Go Fund Me campaign in Gramma's memory. … Continue reading Donating in memory of Gramma Izzie
We're cleaning the chicken coop right now, and we're past the physical part I do... ..so I corralled the gang out of the coop into a small area so they would be out from underfoot but still have a birds eye view (Ha!) of all the action. This is Ted's fun now (he loves playing … Continue reading Favorite past time
Gramma wrote this on the chalkboard wall in the trampoline room when we visited David and Becky Britt seven years ago. It popped up in my Facebook memories just now. I've worked so hard on our house this summer. Every time I do something different, I always think how much I wish she could see … Continue reading Gramma’s message
Do you ever stop and think about how different our lives are compared to those of our grandmothers at our same ages? This morning, I: Made coffee using the automatic coffee brewer in under a minute at the push of a button Have lunch (bbq pork for sandwiches) warming in the slow cooker at the … Continue reading How different this is compared to 50 years ago