Category: Blog Posts

Qapla’!

We have spent the last week trying to set up EJ’s new phone. He really hates to be bothered with it. He’d prefer to just turn on his phone and start to use it. So I try to help him as much as I… Continue Reading “Qapla’!”

Lost and Found

Last week was a bit tough. Well, perhaps not really as tough as much as inconvenient and annoying. EJ got up early on Thursday morning after only a few hours of sleep to run an important errand. While he was out, he dropped his… Continue Reading “Lost and Found”

Homestead Magic

Yesterday morning I woke up to heavy fog. As the sun rose, it tinted the fog with a sort of pastel pinkish-orange color. I went out to take a few photos and saw that raindrops had frozen on the bare branches of trees. It… Continue Reading “Homestead Magic”

The Incubator

Hannah Joy asked to go out at 10 pm on Monday evening, several hours after I wrote my last blog post called, “The Pantry Cat in Space and Time.” I found Millie in our entrance hallway, indicating that she urgently wanted to back out… Continue Reading “The Incubator”

The Pantry Cat in Space and Time

The last time I wrote, we were expecting a winter storm with high wind, snow, and a glaze of ice. It ended up being not worth a warning–at least, not in our area. We got several inches of snow, and a slight glaze of… Continue Reading “The Pantry Cat in Space and Time”

Spring Fever

Since I have last posted, we have experienced temperatures down into the single digits, a little bit of snow, then beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures. The snow is melting again. The sunshine and warmer temperatures have energized me. I suspect I have Spring… Continue Reading “Spring Fever”

Morning Rest

This morning when I opened the bedroom curtains, which I always close at night, I spotted two deer laying down to rest on the other side of the garden fence. Then I saw another, a few feet away. There were actually four, but I… Continue Reading “Morning Rest”

A Strange Sky

Last weekend our sky was a very strange color, a color that I’ve rarely seen. I think it’s called “blue.” And there was a fireball in the sky that made my eyes burn, tear, and squint with its intense brightness. Legend says it’s called… Continue Reading “A Strange Sky”

Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine

I live in Northern Michigan where the sun doesn’t shine. I wasn’t exactly counting at first, but I’d guess that we are entering the third week in which the sun hasn’t shined. Not a peep, not a beam, nothing. There aren’t even any ominous… Continue Reading “Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine”

Gloom & Boom

I enjoy clouds. I like big fluffy clouds that slowly meander across a blue sky like sheep grazing in a meadow. I like big black dramatic clouds that race across the sky on a stormy day. But clouds that are a blank gray, as… Continue Reading “Gloom & Boom”

Goodbye 2022

Goodbye 2022. Hopefully 2023 will be less crazy and difficult, but I’m not exactly holding my breath. What I will do is resolve to face its challenges with faith and courage, come what may. As I write this post, I’m drinking coffee and looking… Continue Reading “Goodbye 2022”

Snow Wings

The weekend’s storm dumped a bit of snow on us, but the temperatures are beginning to warm up. The forecast for Thursday is for a high temperature of 45 degrees with a 40% chance of rain! We usually get a thaw in January–although not… Continue Reading “Snow Wings”

The Weather Outside

I hope everyone had a Christmas filled with love and peace. I also pray that you all safely made it to your Christmas destinations and home again. The weather outside was frightful for much of the USA. I heard some Media calling it “THE… Continue Reading “The Weather Outside”

Merry Christmas

May the Light of the World bring you peace and hope.  Luke 2:1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone… Continue Reading “Merry Christmas”

Quiet Before the Storm

Outside my window is a peaceful winter landscape. It reminds me of the line in the Christmas hymn that goes “how still we see thee lie.” However, this is only the quiet before the storm. According to EJ, who has been keeping close watch,… Continue Reading “Quiet Before the Storm”

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