Monday, June 6, 2022

It Took A Couple Of Years, But We Did It...


When we bought our house in February of 2020, this is what the front yard looked like. A single tree and a bush of some sort that had overgrown into a tree. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Heading In The Right Direction


It has been well over a month since I last published a blog column. I'm not proud of that. Things have been sort of messy. I'm not referring to my life in general. On the homefront, everything is in check. Balanced. Steady. Content. We have been continuously getting projects done inside and outside of the house we bought over 2 years ago. Our kids are healthy and happy. What's messy is the stuff going on in my brain. 

Saturday, April 2, 2022

It Is Officially Staycation For Us


We have worked hard for many years to have a home and life that we don't need a vacation from. I'm reflecting on that now. Because. 

Friday, April 1, 2022

Confessions Of A Second Shift Work At Home Dog Mom

At some point in January marked a full year since Lisa has worked the second shift. Prior to that, before her promotion, she worked the first shift. After her promotion, she worked mid-shift. Her hours were 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Those hours would have been ideal. But.

Friday, March 18, 2022

When You See A Pheasant For The First Time In Your Life


We are absolutely astounded by all of the wildlife we have seen since buying our house in 2020. From red-tailed hawks and bald eagles to fox, bobcats, deer, and beyond. Today, we had a surprise first-time visitor. 

Friday, March 11, 2022

Not A Picture Perfect Selfie, But...


After Lisa left for work this afternoon, our kids began the process of finding a comfortable spot to nap. There are ample warm and comfy beds available. Coco and Sophie, our seniors, are fairly predictable. On the sofa. Coco at one end. Sophie at the other. Covered with their favorite blankets and lots of kisses. Our other 2 kids, Lobo and Willa, it varies. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

We Decided Not To Have A Yard Sale. We Did This Instead...


I took a little hiatus from writing from the middle of October until recently. Much needed. For so many reasons. I have spent the last week giving updates on highlights during the months of October, November, December, January, and February. The operative word is...highlights. There was so much more that happened behind the scenes. Lots of stuff.