I Did It – I’m Published!!!

I did it! I finally did it! What did I do? I published my first book on Amazon! It is a children’s book that is available in paperback and kindle e-book! I’m so very excited! This is the culmination of many years of dreams. I have wanted, from the time I was a little girl,Continue reading “I Did It – I’m Published!!!”

Spatchcocked Chicken

What? What was that title? Yes. You read it right. We are going to talk about spatchcocked chicken. You’re doing what to a chicken? Spatchcocking it. Basically, we are taking out the backbone of said chicken, and making it lie flat on the pan/grill/frying pan. What are we after? Faster chicken!!! No, I am notContinue reading “Spatchcocked Chicken”

Our Happy Independence Day!

A belated happy independence day to all of my people from the U.S. We celebrate each year (except for last year!) in our small village with a parade and fireworks. Not to brag, but we have the best small-town parade around! It’s so very American! We have fire trucks (with sprayers to wet down theContinue reading “Our Happy Independence Day!”

My Daughter, the Witch?

I have written before regarding Child #1’s strange behavior, but I want to explain and ask for prayers. My firstborn daughter was stressed when I dropped her off at college last Fall for her Senior year. She told me she did not need me to stay to help her arrange her room, even though IContinue reading “My Daughter, the Witch?”

Sibling Rivalry

Do you deal with sibling rivalry in your household? Maybe you grew up with it. Maybe your watch your children or grandchildren going through it. What purpose does it serve, you may wonder? Growing up, my older sister and I did not get along well. I don’t think she ever forgave me for being born.Continue reading “Sibling Rivalry”

Just Smile

Have you ever noticed that when you smile at someone, they generally smile back? It can diffuse a tense situation or make a new friend. Just turn up the corners of your mouth and let someone know you care. I bring this up because recently child #3, my special needs girl, was having a smallContinue reading “Just Smile”

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”

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”

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”