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Happy New Year! 

It's time to celebrate a new year! Last year had many struggles and reasons for joy. For me, it was a pretty emotional year. I am taking advantage of the new year to begin some new projects and to allow…
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Time flies... 

It's been a month since I updated this thing. :) I guess it's just been a busy month. I hope everyone has had an enjoyable holiday season. Today I had to bring all of my herbs inside. I procrastinated back…
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Black Friday

I wrote this yesterday while being overcome with all of the BF ads. I can understand wanting a good deal or wanting to find a special gift for a loved one, but there are some folks who need to blend…
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Green Beans and Mamaw's Kitchen 

Well, I tried. We had several rows of green beans that had bloomed and had put on the start of growing beans. I had been covering them with sheets each night and then allowing them sunshine and rain during the…
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Rough Around the Edges 

This one is to honor our military service members and Veterans. I love you all. Thank you for fighting the good fight, holding the high ground and keeping the world safe. 
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A song about Thanksgiving and coming home again... 

I wrote this several years ago. The message in it is a little different for everyone, but the idea of coming home again and realized that all along you were on your own is universal. When we become comfortable with…
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Sad day... 

It's been a very sad day reminiscing about my friend, the late Kent Bilbrey. This is his first birthday in Heaven. I am sure he is rockin' the mandolin on some puffy white cloud. He added so much to this…
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Monday morning...

This morning I was putting some of the 30 or so plants and herbs on the back porch to get some sun, since it is supposed to warm up today. I noticed the steeple to a church in the distance…
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Appalachian Way... 

I ache all over this morning. Yesterday I planted the herbs I had been growing in containers over the summer. About 20 I had room for in the house. It was a monumental effort to get them all to a…
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Happy Veteran's Day! 

May each and every person who has served in the United States Military feel blessings and love year round. My grandfather and uncles served proudly in the US Navy. I have Veterans as family members, friends and neighbors. I thank…
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Happy Halloween! 

Happy Halloween! It's one of my favorite holidays! I wish everyone a safe and fun day. One of the songs Kent and I had that seemed to be a fan favorite was Water Wheel. It is a nice, dark…