My favorite holiday for many reasons. no gift expectations breaking bread giving thanks counting blessings family together the smells 4-day weekend God’s grace abundance and stuffing May your Thanksgiving celebration be filled with gratitude and joy. Rejoicing in Hope!
Eight years ago this morning, as I stood at our bathroom mirror applying makeup and preparing to go to work – I received a phone call from a nurse in an ER in Wheeling WV. She told me that she was standing there with my husband who had a broken neck. How is that for… [Read More]
In January 2011 I was inspired by a blog on Hope for Women magazine site – someone wrote a blog about being grateful and then a challenge to keep a journal of “gratefulnesses” throughout the year. I keep a journal so I jumped right in and accepted the challenge. Being a lover of paper and… [Read More]
11.1.11 Next time that happens it will be 11.1.111 (WOW!) I like the number 11 – it rhymes with heaven. Today is the first day of November. I like November. I don’t love it but I do like it. Sharpshooter and I celebrate our anniversary on the eleventh – 11.11.11 The set-apart day to give… [Read More]
The following was an email I received from my dear friend, Kitty, in reply to a message I sent stating, “I was in a funk”! There is a standing joke in our circle of friends, that Kitty always has OMT (one more thing) to say, in other words, she always has a “last word.” Her… [Read More]
Veggie Cleaner Spray is available at the store but it is PRICEY! So, here is a tried and true recipe a friend gave me and I wanted to pass it on to you! Be sure to store it in a BPA-free spray bottle. This will wash off the pesticides on store-purchased produce. 1 cup… [Read More]
We love noodles! And, have never met a noodle we didn’t like! So, this soup was created anew this morning in our kitchen from a very old recipe I had in the recipe file. It is a chilly, blustery fall day with snow in the forecast for the “higher elevations on the western slopes” –… [Read More]
I’m not sure who the experts are in the autumn ranking field but “they” have given Fall 2011 a ranking of nine in a range of one to ten. I won’t argue. The colors began peaking the weekend of the 8th and this past weekend wasn’t too shabby either. Another rainfall with wind will most… [Read More]