Thought Contrails

Don’t judge someone unless you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. Some folks have to climb mountains in high heels. Never say never. I’m pretty sure everything I’ve ever said I would NEVER do has come to pass. “We die once when the last breath leaves our bodies. We die a second time when theContinue reading “Thought Contrails”

Charcoal-Grilled Meat Globes

These luscious smoky meatballs/hamburgers are a relatively-quick meal, providing you start the grill first thing! Maybe even go mow another couple rounds of grass while you wait for the charcoal to burn down to a white-hot shade. (Thawed-out hamburger also proves helpful although the defrost button on the microwave works in a pinch.) Learning howContinue reading “Charcoal-Grilled Meat Globes”

You Might Be A Trucker’s Wife…

•If the local Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers call you by name when you step in the door. •If riding in the truck with your husband is a great date night idea. •If the words “Truck Show” make you tingle with excitement. •If you’ve ever washed dishes in a truck stop shower with shampoo instead ofContinue reading “You Might Be A Trucker’s Wife…”

Perspective is Everything

Have you ever seen the Grand Canyon from 30,000 feet in the air? Or felt the hugeness of the universe in your soul? Have you ever felt small beside the gigantic stretch of water we call an ocean? Ever thought just how tiny a passenger plane is compared to a cloud? Or how small aContinue reading “Perspective is Everything”

Three-Cheese Potatoes

The first time I tried these potatoes, I also conducted my first attempt at grilling chicken. Let’s just say that I did not have beginners luck of any sort. But Ross manfully choked down the dry, tough chicken and seems none the worst for it. But the potatoes…we will definitely focus on this part ofContinue reading “Three-Cheese Potatoes”

Magical Moments in Life

Jake brakes reverberating through the open windows of a truck as you cruise through a tunnel. The sight of a puppy lolling his tongue in happiness to see me come home. Sinking into a bed freshly-made with sweet-smelling sheets warm out of the dryer. A swallow of ice-cold water on a hot dry day. TheContinue reading “Magical Moments in Life”

Take Me to the Ocean

***WARNING*** Long blog post ahead. I see with horror that my last blog post was nearly a month ago! I find that somewhat hard to believe and double-checked my calendar just to make sure. I don’t understand how the days disappear into weeks and the months gobble up the weeks. Life has not lacked inContinue reading “Take Me to the Ocean”

Living a Spontaneous Normal Life

Life has been considerably normal down Highway 20. Almost too normal in fact, because if nothing of great interest happens, what is there to write about? I’m the type of person that loves life. So much in fact, that one life is entirely too short to do all the things that are calling me toContinue reading “Living a Spontaneous Normal Life”

Bright Spots in Life

Some days bright spots are as simple as catching 2 gophers out of one gopher mound. Tiny springs of alfalfa pushing through on spindly stems, coating the field with green. Washing the flatbeds and not having to scrub them entirely by hand… Other days it’s getting out of my 30-mile radius and hauling a loadContinue reading “Bright Spots in Life”

These Are The Days

These are the days of early mornings, crisp air, and icy water. Of muddy boots, muddy jeans, and muddy floors. Of sunburn and chapped hands. Of sore muscles. These are the days. Of late nights. Moonlit walks, twinkling stars, and a strong warm hand to hold. Of alfalfa peeping through the crusty soil, of changingContinue reading “These Are The Days”