Category Archives: Journal

A Pet Friendly House

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” -Anatole France My family had pets growing up. I’m not so sure that mom could have done without them. She didn’t have too many animals growing up, I think they had a siamese cat once… She didn’t come from an animal family. […]

Live and Laugh About It

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” ~Bill Cosby I love to Laugh. And I find the silliest, simplest, unnoticeable things funny! Everyone finds something hilarious at some point in their life, […]

The Trouble With Prayer Vacations…

The peacefulness of a sleeping human is unlike anything else. You know they aren’t dead but they aren’t really in the realm of where we are standing either. Often times I like to double check everyone before turning my lights out at night. Kissing and asking God to protect them from scary dreams and lures […]

I missed you Grandma

Do you know what I learned from my grandmothers? Nothing. Not one single thing. Except for maybe the fact that they stayed with their husbands till death they parted, and I had a hand written note from one before my wedding. It was filled with marriage wisdom, and I know that the woman had so […]

The Basket Un-Emptied

I gave one of my sons a task of emptying out a small laundry basket of misc. things that came form upstairs. I don’t enjoy doing all these menial tasks myself and plus, they are training to work and they live here to. This particular boy has had a lot of problems in the past […]

I CAN

I am about ready to head up Pick Pocket Molly’s 4th sale. For any of you who do not know what Pick Pocket Molly is, please read at http://pickpocketmolly.com. I have not penned much the last few weeks as I pen in relaxed thought more then stressed. I will start contributing more in the next […]

His Art

Plants, rocks, and skin do not really mesh.. Or do they? I was just thinking about why I personally enjoy being in the outdoors and walking amongst the swaying trees of a forest thick with lush green ferns. Why is it that I feel a spot of joy when viewing flowers and intricate landscapes? And […]

Watering Compassion

Compassion is the understanding or empathy for the suffering of others. It is regarded as a fundamental part of human love, and a cornerstone of greater social interconnection and humanism. I have difficulty with compassion sometimes. I think the majority of us humans do. I think there are a lot of reasons we find to […]

Powerless

People can be divided into three groups: Those who make things happen Those who watch things happen Those who wonder what’s happening I think I consider myself to be #2 mostly on this list, and sometimes I am number 1 when I organize mockumentories about missing eggs with my entire family over Thanksgiving and we […]

Putting Kids thru the car wash

I am often listening to my kids chatter as we do errands and go places. I say I “often” listen because, I can’t “always” listen, I have to drive and pay attention to whats going on around us for safety reasons and such. But, I often find something really amusing when I do listen to […]

Little Book of Your Children’s Funniest Moments…

Chris and I were given a little book from an older lady years ago. She said that we were to write in it all the cute things our kids said and did, because, while we always say we will remember, we don’t. So we have been writing in what we call “the book”. Here are […]

Revisiting Teenager Territory

My oldest child is 12. Her name is Maggie. Maggie Elyse to be exact. Maggie was my nickname as a girl and I let my sister choose her middle name. (with my approval of course) She chose Elyse, which is the German form of Alice. Maggie fits her name. Maggie, is not like me in […]

The Day I Stopped Traffic

I was driving home just today alone. All my children allocated to various other trusted souls, and I was remembering a day I wish never happened. It was 15 minuets of fright and heartbeats beating at a high rate of speed. The month was September. The day was cloudy with high wind gusts. The year […]

Attempting Something Fantastic

Someone once said; Attempt something so great that it is doomed to fail unless God is in it! That is really scary and exciting at the same time. Attempting to do something that is bigger then me? How many times do I shrink back and away from doing something extraordinary or impossible because I know […]

Doctor Patches

I have come up with a new invention for humans to waste time and money on! There are patches for lots of different types of clubs out there, so how about we have patches for what we have survived thru? Instead of people having to ask about our health or knowledge, it could be right […]

Food Pits

By food pits, I’m referring to my dear children who consume large amounts of food on a daily basis. They don’t always consume large amounts. If they don’t like the taste so much, you end up with a ton of leftovers that they aren’t thrilled about re-heating the next day. which means the adults re-heat […]

Wind Chimes

I love wind chimes. It doesn’t matter if they are hollow pieces of bamboo clinking or strong metal pipes. They are beautiful. They tell me things when I am in the house. I can watch them move or hear them sing and dance. Their only job is to move with the unseen motion of the […]

Northwest

Trapped inside, forced to hide The grey is overwhelming The wet never ends, sun rarely begins and mold has found its heaven Beauty in green, a beautiful scene The rewards of the never ceasing rain The ocean is near, clouds shedding tears, I can taste the salt in the air The beaches are chilly, birds […]