COVID Ups and Downs

Last Sunday I got a horrible headache-thought it was a rebound headache from my PMS migraine on Saturday. Had horrible chills Sunday night and woke up not feeling great on Monday. I was supposed to have hernia surgery on Tuesday so I already had a pre op C test scheduled. I was still shocked toContinue reading “COVID Ups and Downs”

From the Empty Nest: Kitchen Hacks

I’m starting with kitchen hacks because I love to cook. I have an eye for good recipes and love to make all kinds of food. I get bored easily so I don’t have a menu rotation and we don’t make any of the same things each week. We ate together as a family every nightContinue reading “From the Empty Nest: Kitchen Hacks”

Hamster Wheel

Do you exercise? What do you like to do? What kind of exerciser are you? Up until about 15 years ago I was not an exerciser. I hadn’t been active and I recognized that it wasn’t a good idea to continue that way. So I made a change. I was really regular for a numberContinue reading “Hamster Wheel”

From the Empty Nest

I recently did a Bible study that challenged us all to be mentors. There is always someone we can encourage and teach. I’ve been feeling called to share more motherhood tips lately and that can be scary. I am not and have never been the perfect mother. There are several things I wish I’d doneContinue reading “From the Empty Nest”

Wedding Panic

I attended a wedding yesterday that was the sweetest, most faith filled wedding I’d been to in a while. It moved me to tears so many times! (Maybe hormonal empty nest mothers shouldn’t attend weddings.) I almost didn’t attend. We have just began to know this couple and I felt like my husband knew themContinue reading “Wedding Panic”

Beautiful Blooms of Fall

Last bloom. Late bloomer. Still as beautiful as the first bloom. Nothing late. Bloomed in it’s time. Beautiful bloom of fall. The bloom is fading. Still first blush of youth with the wisdom of age. Life is not half over, it’s half begun. So much beauty to behold. Still much beauty to give. Beautiful bloomContinue reading “Beautiful Blooms of Fall”

Sunday Takeaways

I decided today that this will be a regular feature on here-what I took away from my time at church. Do you attend church regularly? Do you remember what impacted you the most once you leave the building? I leave with these impactful statements written on a bulletin that I never look at again. ThisContinue reading “Sunday Takeaways”

Our Helper

I feel bad that there isn’t anything in the “Inspiration” category when, quite honestly, this category and “Oils” will probably be the two biggest categories. So, let me tell you about today (because seriously, I could tell you how God works in my life everyday.) Our boys are almost all in their 20’s (3 moreContinue reading “Our Helper”