Time Flies

It has been a LONG time since I wrote anything in my blog.  Life has been extremely busy, I’ve had surgery with an almost 1-year recovery time and we’ve built a house, moved in, and started creating a home out of it. Last Thanksgiving I fell through the ceiling from the attic in the new…

Making Your Home a Haven

I subscribe to the Women Living Well blog and have been really enjoying it.  I particularly like this Making Your Home a Haven series that she’s doing now.   Click on the link below and enjoy!  (This one is about getting ready for Christmas.) Women Living Well

Showing Respect

I just read a blog that rather astounded me.  It was from a homeschooling mother who feels that she should not have to teach her child to be respectful toward others.  Her reason was that if her child had to show respect, that implied that someone else was more important than she.  So, I decided…

Originally posted on Joyous Living:
Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived…Tidiness makes me think of held breath, of suspended animation…Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist’s true friend. What people somehow forget to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes…

Taco Bell and… Heartburn

I love Taco Bell.  At least I used to love it. I remember going to Taco Bell often… years ago.  But, I haven’t been for a very long time.  So, last night I took my special needs son out to his bowling club and then dinner while my husband took our little guy out for a…

Resolutions or Goals?

The new year always brings about a slew of resolutions that people make (such as losing weight, getting organized, changing one’s life, etc.)  Those are pretty generic things, to be frank.  How about turning those resolutions into goals.  Is it just a matter of symantics?  No.  The two are different.   You need to start with…

Preparing for 2012

It’s been a busy day.  I’m determined to start 2012 off fresh.  So, I’ve been sorting, scrubbing, cleaning, going through clutter (it’s amazing how much clutter a family can have), tossing stuff…  phew!  What a load of trash we had this week.  But, I’m seeing progress. I’m planning our New Year’s Eve dinner/evening and will…

Happy New Year!

We had a fantastic Christmas.  It was quiet, peaceful (well, as peaceful as it can be with two boys), and beautiful.  The weather during the week leading up to Christmas was definitely not my idea of “Christmas-like” since it was warm enough here to walk around with t-shirt, capri pants, and flip flops.  I found myself singing,…

I Love Christmas

Christmas has always been my favorite time of year.  Usually we wait to decorate until a couple of weeks before Christmas and leave everything up until New Year’s Day.  So, today is the start of all of that.  I’ve spent time dusting and cleaning so that we’ll be ready.  We’re going out to get our tree…