To Build a House

When my husband and I began this adventure called “Building a House”, everyone said it would be stressful, cost more and take much longer than we expected.  Boy, were they right!  In my springy, starry-eyed optimistic brain, I thought, “Pooh, we’ll be in by Christmas!” That didn’t happen. As I am staring down February in…

Wicked Walk 1/21/2017

It has been ages since I’ve taken a really long walk.  A walk which I didn’t have to rush thru like a mad person.  My main purpose of walking today was to get some pictures of these awesome mushrooms I found the previous day.  They peeked their little heads above the tall grass.  Red, slender tubes,…

Electricity

So, this exciting thing happened a few weeks ago.  We got ELECTRICITY!  Let’s not dwell on the fact that it cost twice what we expected.  Or that the people clearing a right-of-way cut down the only dogwood tree I’ve found on the entire place (which wasn’t even ON the right-of-way.)  Or that they didn’t fix…

Wicked Walk 1/14/2017

My first walk of 2017 was short and rather uneventful.  I had spent the morning planting shrubs, sanding various wooden objects and listening to Hair Bands on Pandora.  Some of the best advice I ever received was to go ahead and pay the 4.99 a month for commercial free radio.  It’s insanely better. Anyway, I…

Wicked Walk 11/25/2016

I know, I know….this walk is from November.  But I’ve been a little busy with the holidays, building a house, working and home schooling and trying to keep everyone in clean underwear.  And you know, life. I can not tell you how ready I am in to be back in a house of my own.  To sip coffee…

Auntie Rachel

As you may have gathered from my last post, I’m an AUNTIE!  Auntie Rachel.  I’ve never been an Auntie before.  Although, I am happy to report I have several lovely Aunties as examples.   So I know what is required of Aunties from day one.  Pictures.  Lots and lots of pictures.  Snacks.  Treats.  Homemade rolls.  Sleepover’s. …

Wicked Walk 9/11/2016

September the 11th has a special, painful place in the hearts of Americans.  On this particular day I reflect not only on the tragic day in New York, but also on my sister’s birthday.  Her birthday came long before terrorists marred not just the day, but the face of American and World history.  So I…

Wicked Walk 8/11/2016

Recently my darling friend, Amanda, took her husband on a surprise trip to Hot Springs to celebrate their anniversary.  I set up camp at her casa to look after chickens, parrots, dogs and various other creatures.  My darling friend has a lot of mirrors.  These lovely bits of reflective glass only reinforced the knowledge (shoved…

Hi everyone!

Hi y’all!  I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, although some days it feels that way!  I’m just hiding out, rather unwillingly, waiting on the blessed day I regain internet service!  Good news is, my darling husband informed me, they are coming to set the forms for concrete tomorrow!  Happy Day!  That is…