There is nothing quite like a quiet Tuesday. No hustle and bustle of the Mondays, but it's not yet time to dream of the weekend; there is still much to do before then. It's harvest time here in Oklahoma. The late frost we had in April killed half of our crop, and stunted the other … Continue reading Quiet Tuesdays
Let me tell you a story about Millie’s Lillies. Pictured above is a snapshot of my weekend on the north side of our home present day. These are the lilies that came from our first home (actually it was a cabin) when we first got married. These surrounded our cabin of 360 sq. ft. Tiger … Continue reading Millie’s Lilies
During the month of July, I had an "inside to do list". I am not in the garden much during this month since the heat is unbearable, so I will usually spend July as my mid-summer house project time. The living room and dining room are painted and freshened up. I also use this time … Continue reading Rearranging Furniture and Dinner on the Porch
It's been awhile since I have been able to be on here. I've missed it! Summer has been full of gardening, projects, travel, and company. I am settling in for the rest of the summer. I have established a good morning routine to help me get grounded for the day. I believe that a set … Continue reading Summer Morning Routine
My alarm is set to go off at 4:30 a.m. That’s 45 minutes from now. I can’t sleep with my mind swirling about tomorrow’s plans. AJ is packed and ready to make an unexpected trip to Chicago for a funeral…The favorite great aunt. The one who everybody loved including the spoiled geese who live outside … Continue reading Laying Awake Unexpectedly
I needed that final push. We all do at some point. I haven't shared about my health journey because there hasn't been much of one to share. But, I did want you to know that early this month, I began working out. Maybe if I write about it, it will feel more real and I … Continue reading A Push
This time of year is always busy. Busy because of all the digging and watering and sowing and planting. What is a girl to do? I got everything planted. Everything. *wipe the brow* No more plants in the windows. Hardening off plants did not go as planned, but sometimes you just have to plant and … Continue reading Get Growing!
Well, Farmer's Almanac fails all of us at some point. This spring has been oddly "emotional" (as if I'm talking about a teenager 😀 ) One week, the warm front encourages the grass to sprout and the roses to begin budding. The next week, we get the warning for freezing temps and I scramble to … Continue reading Expecting the Unexpected
adjective inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good; marvelous. All of those adjectives is how I would describe Sunday. I turned 29. What a day it was. I don't have much to say other than the very definition of "wonderful". We have lived in Oklahoma for 3 1/2 years and had not yet visited Oklahoma … Continue reading Wonderful
What would you choose? This time of year feels like a no brainer. Just last night, I got to spend my evening sitting on the back porch watching the Oklahoma lightning storms make their way north. The frogs were carrying on their evening bantering like old men sweating it out in the sauna. They are … Continue reading Outside or In?
It's true. I'm spending my Saturdays and evenings barefoot in the garden weeding and digging and watering and planting until I can no longer see, then I run inside to eat dinner at 8:30pm before snuggling up with a book and my husband. These are the days. I am so grateful for our expanding garden. … Continue reading I’m Digging My Books & My Garden
Every year, I seem to enjoy finding one tree that I pass by every day to observe the way it awakens in the spring. 🌸 First, it looks so bare and quiet—no form of life is evident. Then, small brown kernels begin to form on the tips of each branch. The curiosity of what is … Continue reading Spring for a Tree