Monthly Archives: January 2011

19 year old (practically) arrested for taking younger sister to the movies!

Okay, that’s a lame attempt at a shocker headline but seriously… Yesterday evening I asked Travis if he would watch his little sister so Mark and could have a ‘date night’. He said that he would and I offered to … Continue reading

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Confession: I love sheep. Needlefelting is also an incredibly attractive passtime for me. I love making little dolls and toys and things. So wool sheep (as opposed to meat sheep) seemed like the perfect thing to bring into our little … Continue reading

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Most days the most difficult thing I do is to wake up and get out of bed. Most people hate the sound of the alarm clock, the thought of a boring or stressful job, or something about what they look … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Friendship and Heartbreak

When we moved back to the subburbs in November of ’09 our reentry, blessed though it was, was not without bumps. Chief among these was the heartache/heartbreak caused by the dissolution of a relationship that was incredibly important to me. … Continue reading

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Holly in the Snow

Every blog needs the quintessential Holly in the snow pic. Here’s mine.

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Bathroom Reno Update

This is our shower. Our shower in our bathroom that is almost finished after months of excruciating work and expenditures and sleeping in the living room and sharing a shower with the children. This is the shower portion of our … Continue reading

Posted in environment, Four Oaks, renovation/retrofitting | 3 Comments

Future Herbalist!

I just enrolled in the East West School of Herbalism’s Professional Herbalist course. This has long been a goal of mine and now, finally, I’m realizing it. Yay for so many reasons! Something for me. A knowledge base that will … Continue reading

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