Menu Plan Monday

Easter has come and gone, and now it’s time to get back on track.  I don’t know about you, but my weekend was hectic, and this is going to be an easy/clean up week with menu plan Monday. Monday: 15 bean soup.  Nothing fancy; I just bought a bag of that dried bean soup at […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Sunday School

Sunday School:  what a memory-filled topic.   I could write all day on Sunday School memories, because  I was there each Sunday of my growing-up years. I remember being a toddler in Miss Fairy’s class (yes, that was really her name).  She was an older lady who had taught the toddlers forever.  I remember sitting on […]

Impatient for Impatiens

We have two big pots out front on each side of the door, with topiary trees (which are in various stages of death, but that’s another story).  In the spring, I love planting impatiens around the trees to give color to the pots.  It’s on the north side of the house, and they seem to […]

Drinking to That …

I don’t drink. Never have, probably never will. Hey, I grew up Baptist!  And besides, it’s in the Ten Commandments, right?  (I kid, I kid …) Anyway, drinking is just one of those things I was raised not to do.  I remember my mom telling me, as a child, Someday some kids may try to […]

Michelle Obama: Not my American Idol

Michelle Obama.  She and I were born the same year.  We both came of age in the ’70s, in the Midwest.  She went to Ivy League Princeton; I  graduated Phi Beta Kappa, albeit from the less tony Indiana University.  We’re both moms of girls. So why don’t I feel a sense of connection with her […]

Menu Plan Monday

Today I bring you the Spring Break Edition of Menu Plan Monday.  What does that mean?  It means we’ll be gone a few days, so there are no menus to plan 🙂 My husband will be gone for work the first part of the week, so I let the girls vote on favorites for those […]

A Great State

Today, I’m sharing my Indiana pin from the Indiana State Capitol building. It’s only about 1″ high, and I got it yesterday from the President of the Indiana Senate during a visit to the Indiana State Capitol.  Here’s the story. My oldest daughter and I headed to our state capital early.  She (along with several […]

Book Chat

I love to read. Here are some book reviews of books I’ve finished recently. I read The Shack because it was supposed to be life-changing, and it has been sweeping churches nation-wide. It didn’t do much for me. The story, in case you haven’t read it, involves a man whose young daughter was murdered.  In an […]