The Writing on the Wall

When I was a small child, I loved to play quietly, all alone in my bedroom. Sometimes I’d play there contentedly for hours. My mother used to say that’s when she would worry about me most. Evidently, sometimes I was “up to no good” all alone in that pink room at the end of the […]

The Writing on the Wall

Broad Stroke Perspective

During a baby shower I hosted  recently, I passed out cards for mothers in attendance–asking them to share something they would have done differently if they had it to do over again. After the shower was over, and everything was cleaned  up—I sat down to thumb through the advice cards. I was shocked  to find most of mothers I […]

Broad Stroke Perspective

Gandalf Speaks…Again

Yesterday was Sunday. I don’t like to cook dinner on Sunday because I’m usually extra tired on Sunday and I long for that day of rest. It is unfortunate I do not always plan ahead so leftovers or a crockpot meal can be eaten. I seem to hope dinner will magically appear on the table. […]

Gandalf Speaks...Again

Simplify in the New Year…Once and For All!

How many times have you promised to clear the clutter and just weeks later you find yourself buried in it again? Or you have vowed to keep your homeschool schedule simple, but next thing you know you are running out the door each day to  a commitment, and when the week is over you are […]

Simplify in the New Year...Once and For All!

Who Eats Persimmons Anyway?

   Persimmons are an extremely strange fruit. Many yards have persimmon trees with owners who simply watch them ripen , fall off the tree and get eaten by deer , rabbits, and other small wild animals. Thirty years ago,  when I began going to a farm out in the country to pick some, the land […]

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