I Divorce You!

Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire. ~Wendell Berry (“Prayers and Sayings of The Mad Farmer”) I’m laughing out loud at that statement.  Mainly because I have said something similar a few times.  Like when we moved to our house north of Knoxville.  We had two…

Hurry Up and Wait

I admit it.  I’m not a patient person.  This is something I’m working on constantly.  But, the hurry up and wait thing absolutely drives me crazy!  Much like a bit in a horse’s mouth, it gnaws at my soul.  Get it done, get it done.  Now… wait til its time to move forward.  Ahhh… The…

Keto Bread

My sister reinvented this Keto bread recipe from something I’d sent her and I must say, I was thoroughly suprised that it tasted so good and was SO easy to make. 4 c low-moisture mozzarella 5 large eggs 1 pkg cream cheese 1/2 c almond nut flour, fine ground 2 T.  avocado oil (or olive…

Sometimes…

Sometimes, boring is good. I closed down my Facebook account.  At least for now.  And while I’m going through DT’s over it, I am finding that I’m okay with riding out the “have to know how y’all are” feeling.  It really is okay to not know.  To wonder.  To think about others, pray about them,…

Why Even…?

Sometimes, like today, when I don’t feel well, I wonder why… why even bother? Do my posts mean anything? Does it matter what food I made?  What place I’ve been?  What I think?  My opinions? Is any of what I have to say making the world a better place?  Have I affected one mind in…

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken & Potatoes

My husband bought me an Instant Pot recently and well… I was a little bit intimidated by it, since pressure cooking has always been a little bit of a dangerous mystery to me.  But, I was excited to try it.  The first two meals I made were okay, but I overcooked them a bit and…

What Would You Do If…

What would you do if… You had a million dollars? You could bike across the US? You could take a trip around the world? You could fly like a bird in the sky with your own wings? You knew you would live to be 1000 years old and feel like you were in your teens…

Reconciliation, Broken Hearts, Shattered Pasts

Update Sunday 3:19 AM:  I wrote the original below just yesterday.  Its funny how things can change so quickly.  My mom has decided to see my sister and me after having spoken a little on FaceTime.  So, I’m headed to see her this early morning and praying that I make it in time.  There’s part of…

Check Your Tongue At The Door…

 Gossip… talking behind someone’s back… lashon hara… flapping your gums… wagging your tongue… sharing in love… What do those statements all have in common? One thing. We are not displaying love. Lashon Hara is a “Hebrew term (Hebrew לשון הרע; “evil tongue”)” and means “derogatory speech about another person. Lashon hara differs from defamation in that its focus is on the use…

She’s Done It Again!

Okay… so I am one proud Mama!  I have one fantastic little artist.  I asked her to draw me a pic based on an image online and look at her accomplishment!  Her’s is the drawing you see above.  The original is here.