Cheers to Summer & Hydrangeas

Cheers to Summer and Hydrangeas! These are my absolute favorite flowers. I pray that these take and grow. Unfortunately, the last bunch we planted didn't make it.  (my hand looks chubby, my nail polish is chipped and I have a bug bite on my hand from last night's porch party celebrating a friend's birthday but... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day 2.0

I sat down to write about my second Father's Day "without" my Dad when it began to thunder. I am still smiling. Why, you ask? Because if you read my tribute words that I spoke at his service, you know that every time it thunders we say it is THE Paul Williams building mansion sites... Continue Reading →

Wisdom Teeth

Today, Miss M had her wisdom teeth extracted. Every night since booking the appointment, I have awoke in the middle of the night thinking about it. By the Grace of God, she is a healthy child. She's only had to have blood drawn once. So today, I worried how she would handle the IV, the... Continue Reading →

Ohio Chautauqua ~ Erma Bombeck

Last night, my family and I attended Ohio Chautauqua to watch the live performance of Susan Marie Frontczak as she portrayed Erma Bombeck. Before I go any further, let me explain what Ohio Chautauqua does. It is a community event that comes to town under a big red and white tent offering living history performances... Continue Reading →

Grilled Romaine Chicken Salad

Remember my statement under My Love of Cooking & Entertaining ~ When I was younger, I wasn’t the best at it but who is right? I mean, I wouldn’t have made the show Worst Cooks In America or anything like that but I did fix a lot of hamburger and chicken. I thought that grilled marinated chicken... Continue Reading →

Banana Split Cake

As soon as warmer weather arrives, I switch modes of cooking. I grill out all year long but I do change what I cook. Anyone else like that? I don't cook chili in the Summer nor do I fix soups.. Just Fall and Winter. Same with my desserts. This Banana Split Cake I am about... Continue Reading →

15 Minute Writing Prompt Challenge

I have sat here for 2 hours thinking, contemplating, wondering, worrying and searching to do the 15 Minute Writing Prompt Challenge set upon fellow writers in a Facebook group in which we belong. Hell even Siri didn't want to cooperate by setting a timer for 15 minutes. I am positive I am not doing it the... Continue Reading →

394

Thirteen months today to be exact. I can't believe that a month has flown by since the marking of the year that my Dad went home. So many times I have wanted to sit down and write about that day. The love and support from friends who are more than friends ~ they are family... Continue Reading →

363

363 ~ that is the number of days that have seem to have flown by and have crawled all at the same time. 363 ~ that is the number of days I have moved forward with one foot in front of the other and forged on with some days being better than others. Very few... Continue Reading →

We made it…..

It just dawned on me this morning after I replied to a text that I received from my Mom's neighbor thanking me for the cake I sent home to her last weekend that the Family Dinner we held at our home in March of this year completed our year of firsts without setting a place... Continue Reading →

It has been…..

48 weeks, 11 months and 341 days ~ that is the amount of time that has continued on day in and day out since April 21, 2017. The day my world changed forever. The day time stood still. The day that I wondered how I would get out of bed from that day forward. The day that... Continue Reading →

2018

2018 in Southeast Ohio started off cold, cold, cold. Negative 5 to be exact. The highest it reached today was 17. It's January, it's Winter, what else does one expect? Don't you just love the posts on Facebook - over the cold - over Winter - blah blah blah. Then when it's Summer it's -... Continue Reading →

Lessons of 2017

Lessons of 2017 ~ What have I learned? What will I take into 2018 with me? What will I leave behind in 2017? I have learned that God is good all of the time and that God's Grace is sufficient. I have learned that if I stop and listen to all the things around me... Continue Reading →

Annual Family Polar Express Night

The chili and potato soup are simmering on the stove. The hot chocolate tray with candy canes, marshmallow stir sticks, cotton candy, silver sugar candy sprinkles nestled together await the preparation by the kids. A tray full of chocolate chip cookies, no-bake cookies, peanut butter with Hershey kisses along with Santa's favorite ~ magic cookie... Continue Reading →

Listening

Last Wednesday, I had went to town to run some errands before picking M up from school. I called my Momma as I do on a daily basis to check in and to catch up for the day when I instinctively pulled over in front of a friend's brother's store to see her for a... Continue Reading →

Wine Runner

When you text your husband and he heads out to purchase you an already chilled bottled of wine even though your wine fridge is adequately stocked ~ you have the best.

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