It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Today, I had a lot to do.  Much of that is due to not getting things done last week.  But at some point, I just need to catch up!  I am heading to Chicago tomorrow to attend the annual Heartbeat International Conference.  So, I needed to do laundry, pack…plus make some calls regarding next week’s […]

What a Road Trip!

Saturday, Bruce and I returned from a wonderful two week vacation.  We traveled to the southwest region to see one of his brothers, and one of mine.  Along the way, we also saw several national parks and two of my online stamping friends.  Upon returning, I posted a picture of our odometer:  4000.8 miles!  We […]

God’s Love…and Rainbows

A week ago, I had an emotional day, and I imagine it was also difficult for many who hold fast to the idea of traditional marriage.  While a lot of people anticipated the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Obergefell vs Hodges case to uphold marriage “equality” across the country, others predicted the […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

My home office has smelled lovely this week.  The lilac bushes and peonies are in full bloom!  Bruce has cut some flowers for me to enjoy in my space.  Nearly every flat surface is covered now with an unfinished project or items that need to be reorganized (this room serves as an office and craft […]

Mothers, Earth, and Babies

Today, it’s “Earth Day” around the globe.  Frankly, I never think about it until the actual date (April 22nd) when various stories come on the news or my Facebook feed.  So yes, I was reminded of this special day first thing this  morning.   The first Earth Day was 45 years ago, and has been […]

Grateful for Another 7 Quick Takes

This 7 Quick Takes list is not random; everything is from a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation!   — 1 — Happy Day after Thanksgiving!!  I am spending time with my in-laws in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.  We usually gather in northern Indiana for turkey day, but my sister-in-law and her husband decided to […]