Hi Friends! I got to do something this week that I've always wanted to do--a cooking class! A few weeks ago I met some friends for after work drinks down the block at Codefi, and then we ventured down to Gabriel's afterwards for dinner. While we were there we discussed doing a cooking class, and … Continue reading I Did a Cooking Class! And a Long Overdue Garden Update
Hi Friends, This week has been a bit of a roller coaster of emotional ups and downs. Today, though, is a great day to take a break from the confusion and focus on the positive. That's because today is an anniversary of sorts. It was during this week four years ago that I made an abrupt … Continue reading On This Day in 2014, I Took a Leap of Faith
Hi Friends! First of all, I apologize for going AWOL for the last couple of weeks. I had the week off from work last week and celebrated mine, my grandmother's and my best friend's birthdays while I was off. I decided to take a vacation from everything, blogging included, to take full advantage of some … Continue reading My Week Long Staycation with My Best Friend, and Other Short Stories
Hi Friends! There are two kinds of spiders in my area that creep me out: the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. The latter of the two much more than the former, because the Black Widow tends to know its place here in Southeast Missouri--inside hollowed-out logs in the woods! The Brown Recluse, on the … Continue reading Family Trip to the Lake, My Next Crazy Situation, and…Spider!
Hi Friends! Tuesday we had a heavy downpour here in Southeast Missouri, and I came home to find one leg of my Crabapple tree toppled over, splayed across a couple of my potted plants. And it wasn't the one leg that is barely clinging to life, nor the leg that stretches out over my cool weather … Continue reading A Week of Maddening Situations, Conquered by Kind Words from a Stranger
Hi Friends! Before I get to the meat of this post--this last week has been a busy one at my house! Saturday was spent cleaning out gutters, and I still have the gutters in the front to do. I discovered the section that was clogged when I bought the house is going to need to … Continue reading The Conflicting Roles of Mom and Single Woman Have Me Feeling Guilty
Dear Friends, I've come across several blog posts and YouTube vlogs recently with a common theme: morning routines. Mornings are a very important time, and if you jump out of bed in the morning and straight into chaos, it of course is going to set a bad precedent for the rest of the day. I am … Continue reading Morning Routines: How I Manage Mine as a Working Single Mom