As a follow up to my last post, I am indeed trying to enjoy every last drop of my summer. Unfortunately, the alternating bouts of heat and rain seem to have squashed our hopes for a camping trip. We've been managing to have lots of fun other ways though! We have certainly been taking advantage … Continue reading Summer Fun Part 2
Summer is flying by. I say that every year, but this year it seems quicker than ever. June went by in a wave of heat filled days that seemed to miserable to do much of anything. July has cooled off a little, but is going by so quickly I can’t seem to plan anything to … Continue reading Summer Fun
I wanted to have a well written, thoughtful post to calmly express my feelings about Roe v Wade being overturned. I tried all week to write up something post worthy. But it never came. I have been a swirl of emotions ranging from angry to disgusted to deeply saddened. Nothing logical or remotely calm came … Continue reading My Body My Choice
Photo by Tim Mossholder: https://www.pexels.com/photo/yellow-blue-and-red-led-light-4618655/ Anyone who knows me, knows I am an extremely proud West Virginian. I have made several posts about my beautiful state, including the origin story of Mother’s Day. So it tickled me to find a WV tie while researching for a Father’s Day post. In 1907, 362 miners died in … Continue reading Father’s Day: A Brief History
BethAnn Milbert lay with her eyes closed. She felt groggy and tired, as if she’d had too much sleep. She pushed through the fog of sleep trying to remember going to bed the night before. She couldn’t. The last thing she could remember was being out on her evening jog. She had just turned onto … Continue reading Untitled Short Story
Is it ok to quit? Moreover, is it ok to let your kids quit? This is very divided subject. Some say it makes kids weak and less resilient to difficult changes in life. Others say it is liberating and helps kids grow as individuals seeking out personal growth. I can see both sides of the … Continue reading Quitters Never Prosper…Or Do They?
I’ve been racking my brain for the best way to get started with my blog post again. I’ve really missed it lately and every reintroduction seems silly to me. So I have decided to just jump right back into it! Welcome back! As I sat down with my dinner the other night, it looked so … Continue reading Food Oddities
While the pandemic, with its stay at home orders, has caused duress for many, I found myself blossoming. I have always been a homebody. My husband has always joked that if we could make our house completely sustainable, I would never leave. He is probably right. And with the newly granted extra time at home, … Continue reading The Farm Life Chronicles
Wow. It has been a long time. Too long. And life has been a rollercoaster. Well, you don't need me to tell you that. The whole world is still a rollercoaster. When the pandemic began it's spread across our country, I told myself I would continue to write weekly. I was not going to be … Continue reading I’m Baaaaa-aaaaaaccckkk!
Earlier this month, my youngest turned 5. It was a birthday to mark many milestones. The most bittersweet of these milestones was him aging out of the Imagination Library. If you haven’t heard about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library yet, let me tell you! This has hands down been one of the best things I have … Continue reading Thank you, Dolly