Waiting

It’s the advent season now, and we’re waiting for Jesus’ birthday.  Maybe you’re waiting for Santa.  Or for general holiday festivities.  Maybe you’re actually waiting for the holidays to move on and for normal life to resume. At our house, we’re actually waiting for Jesus’ birthday and some job news (not for me, very happy…

Read Your Bookcase!

Okay, I promise I have lots and lots to blog about this week.  There are potential cookies and a potential side table redo.  There’s fresh kale from the garden and a living area that’s almost clean enough to photograph and share.  So many possibilities! But for today, you’ll have to be satisfied with a very…

Why I Will Never Meet a Famous Person

Last night was much-anticipated at our house because it was the night Mountain Man was in Lynchburg for a minor league baseball game.  And we had free tickets.  Talk about a good Thursday night plan! In case you don’t know who Mountain Man is, he’s sometimes on Duck Dynasty, which we greatly enjoy watching on…

Procrastination Holiday Style

Well, Christmas is almost here again.  I love it, I really do.  I even like making the Christmas list (the grown-up one that has other people’s names on it).  Since today is my day off instead of Saturday, I took the morning to work through the list to make sure everything is getting done and…

Merry Mid-January

We’re very nearly into the double digits in January, and I’m working my way into the month with our Christmas tree proudly standing in the front window. I kind of like it. It is the prettiest Christmas tree of my adult life, and it’s definitely cheery. Why not leave it up for cool winter nights?…

Maybelle the Marvelous: What is in a name?

Someone (you know who you are) expressed frustration at my lack of recent blog posts.  To humor said person, here is a wordy post.  Next time, maybe you should specify what you want me to write about. Once upon a time, there lived a fruit fly named Maybelle.  You might wonder how a fruit fly…

Weekend in Review

On Friday night, I laughed a lot thanks to Brian Regan and his brother, then was mildly frustrated by a bartender who thought my drink of choice should be apple-centric.  Thanks, man. I was epically lazy on Saturday morning.  Then I was suddenly inspired to go through my kitchen cabinets and get rid of unnecessary…