I had to call the police last Thursday because a man tried to break into our house. I’ve always been strict about keeping doors locked, even when we’re home, regardless of where we live, because I’m an anxious sort. This practice paid off. When he couldn’t get in the door, he went around to the…Read More Home Security
We’ve had unseasonably warm weather in southwest Oklahoma for the past few weeks. This should make me rather crabby because October is my favorite month due to its normally crisp prettiness, but this year I don’t mind as much. Why? The garden loves it. Our vegetables and flowers are making the most of this extra warmth,…Read More The Garden
This post was supposed to appear last week and it was supposed to be about our garden, but I got a bit derailed. As I was preparing the photo fest to accompany the garden explanation on Monday, a friend messaged me with awful news. Her boss, his wife, and their daughter had been murdered in…Read More Why
Okay, two things: (1) holy crap, it’s already October and (2) I’m feeling updatey. While celebrating the former, because we are so over these summer temperatures that won’t go away, I feel like the beginning of October is a good time to stop and take a look at where we are. Also, this update is…Read More Stuff and Things
Last Wednesday when we were out bike adventuring in our favorite recreation area, Brian and I decided to hoof it down one of the walking trails just to see where it went. We discovered an old spring pavilion and a little waterfall flowing into a creek full of darting minnows. The walk was so lovely…Read More Hiking!
This post has been a long time coming. It’s my own fault. I let my brain go on vacation for a few months while I tried to get back into the work groove and have had a hard time getting it to re-fire. Some days it’s as uncooperative as my bod. Some days one works…Read More The Ride
Parental Guidance WarningThis post describes lady innards and includes occasional profanities. Both are necessary to the story. If you’re not okay with that sort of thing, you might want to take your eyeballs elsewhere. If you are okay with that sort of thing, well, read on.The LumpEarly this February I happened to notice a weird…Read More 700 Grams of Suck
You never know what childhood perceptions are going to turn into landmines until you step right in the middle of one. My first experience with this phenomenon was a few years ago when I realized why I so dearly love to drink soda. For me, the progression goes like this:Soda = Treat = HAPPY! =…Read More Arrrgh
Many people, whether they’ll admit it or not, have hobbies. One of my biggest used to be video games. Yeah, you read that right, it’s in past tense. My interest waned completely and I haven’t played one since July. Looking back over my blog posts of the past six months or so will tell you…Read More The Hobby
Okay, here it is, all that juicy before and after info from the Six-Week Challenge! This post is a mash-up of what I put together for the end of my challenge thread on the NF forums. I know a couple of you four readers are into numbers, so you should get a kick out of this. Everybody…Read More Challenge Smashed!