A Summer Tradition: Model A Day

In our tiny village, there are a few things we take for granted. A fantastic, old-fashioned Fourth of July parade with later fireworks on the actual holiday, an authentic Victorian Christmas the first Friday in December, a bicycle tour in August, and, on the first Sunday in June – Model A Day. It is theContinue reading “A Summer Tradition: Model A Day”

Offended by Love and a Prayer Request

I visited a friend of mine today. She mentioned something about people today being offended by God. What? I almost screamed! Your God, who gave you life and blessings… they’re offended by that? I just couldn’t wrap my head around it! To be honest, I still can’t. While I believe people should be on theirContinue reading “Offended by Love and a Prayer Request”

Blueberry-Rhubarb Tartlets

I will be completely honest. Today was not my best day. I had too much on my plate, as usual, not to mention people judging me. So, I decided to treat you to a treat I made for an honors ceremony for child #4’s school. They are delicious! Make the pie filling: 6 cups frozenContinue reading “Blueberry-Rhubarb Tartlets”

Saying Farewell

As a parent I think we all expect to be pushed away as our children turn into teenagers, sometimes even at the pre-teen stages. I was ready for that. Well, maybe I was and maybe I wasn’t. What I didn’t expect was the absolute cut off of all contact from my firstborn. What just happened?Continue reading “Saying Farewell”

One of Those Days

Have you ever had one of those days? The kind of day that nothing seems to go right and the best you can hope for is a good nap? Yeah. Today was one of those days. I won’t bore you with everything that went wrong. Just understand that while everything did not go wrong, many,Continue reading “One of Those Days”

Teenage “Moos”

O.k. Let me start out by saying that I am not commenting on anyone’s weight here. That is not the point. What I am commenting on is the teenage mind in responses to most of my questions. It occurred to me yesterday that I have a small herd of cattle in my house. Yes. ThisContinue reading “Teenage “Moos””

Feeding Jesus, Part 2

I was thinking about our friend whom we fed a while back and I couldn’t get this picture out of my head. He was truly hungry. The only time I have seen an individual attack a package of french fries (they were on top, the burger underneath, I’d assume) was when observing a teenager. TeenagersContinue reading “Feeding Jesus, Part 2”