A List of my Favorite Books

With everyone at home more these days, what better opportunity to snuggle up on the couch with your favorite plush blanket and a well-written book? Never mind that there’s always bookwork to catch up with, spring cleaning to tackle, and laundry to fold! Who can resist a stack of unread books?! Here’s a list ofContinue reading “A List of my Favorite Books”

Quite the Week

It’s been quite a week or two. The days seem to run together and it’s hard to know when one week is starting and the other ending. There was the day I unknowingly dumped my dad-in-law’s one and only working grease gun into the trash pit along with the rest of the trash out ofContinue reading “Quite the Week”

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream

It’s a lot easier than you think. As long as you have a mixer, an ice cream freezer, and some time, you should be good to go. I wish I had pictures to show you how yummy it is but the last time I made it was for my dad’s birthday party and I wasContinue reading “How to Make Homemade Ice Cream”

A Touch of Cheer

Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in… Where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. -John Muir One of the main places I go to feel alive and to calm any fears is the great outdoors. Something about the fresh air, the wide openness ofContinue reading “A Touch of Cheer”

So God Made A Trucker’s Wife

And on the 10th day, God looked down on the Trucker and said, “It is not good for him to be alone.” So God made a Trucker’s Wife. God said, “I need a woman strong enough to stay alone for weeks on end to keep the home fires burning, yet gentle enough to raise herContinue reading “So God Made A Trucker’s Wife”

Every Single Piece of the Puzzle Is Needed

Just wanted to capture a few of my thoughts from the last while.. It really struck home to me lately (with the world situation as it is) that every person’s job is so important! Sure, the doctors’ and nurses’ jobs and what they can do is beyond valuable. But could they do what they needContinue reading “Every Single Piece of the Puzzle Is Needed”

Time’s Fun if You’re Having Flies

WAIT, WHAT? I haven’t been having any flies but the time has sure been fun. Days seem to race past, and before I know it, they turn into weeks. Here’s a short rundown of life down Highway 20. There’s been trucking. Passing the long hours with a thrilling audiobook. Catching up with the hubs andContinue reading “Time’s Fun if You’re Having Flies”

Creativity

The other day, inspiration hit me at the corner of the Walmart parking lot. It wasn’t much, just a homeless man standing and holding a cardboard sign. I assume he was homeless or needy. He looked the part. But on the contrary, his sign didn’t read “Hungry”, “Homeless”, “Needing Work”, or any of the usualContinue reading “Creativity”

Trying to be Cool

You know how sometimes, you try to be cool and it really works and everyone is impressed with how elegant or beautiful or cool or amazing you are. Ya me neither. Here is an instance of how it goes when I try to be cool. So Ross and I were headed out into the hillsContinue reading “Trying to be Cool”

Beautiful Morning, Ain’t It?

The wind howled drearily around the truck cab, sometimes making the sleeper rock slightly. The sky was overcast and sullen. Ross and I donned our Carhartts and gloves and set to work undoing the ropes that hold the tarps on the hay. It was miserably difficult pulling the 29’ x 27’ tarp off. 140 poundsContinue reading “Beautiful Morning, Ain’t It?”