I’ve just had my sixty-ninth birthday, and although I’m in fairly good health, I’ve been feeling a little…vulnerable…compared to when I was younger. My hair is thinner, my eyes aren’t quite as good as they used to be, my gums have been receding (You know that old phrase “long in tooth”? It really means short… Continue reading How to Be Seventy Years Young
A friend somewhat changed the course of my life when she brought me a warm, fresh out of the oven, loaf of sourdough one Sunday morning at church. Of course, I had eaten sourdough bread before, store bought, and probably not really organically sourdough. But one bite of this bread with its crunchy crust, tantalizing… Continue reading Achieving the Impossble: Whole Grain Sourdough Bread!
The following is an email that I recently sent to my friends. I thought I would include it here as a blog. May your joy be defiant, and may you know the One who alone can give you that kind of joy! Today, June 15, is the birthday of our son Bradley, who went to… Continue reading Defiant Joy
Forty years! That's a long time to be married! Especially since it seems not so long ago that we shared our vows together before family and friends. But forty years have come and gone, and what an unexpected ride we have had! Two of our three children were born with special needs, and have preceded… Continue reading Reflections of Marriage, After 40 Years!
"Be Safe"...it is the resounding salutation of these times. It sounds so caring, so altruistic, so right. After all, who does not want to be safe? Who does not want their loved ones to be safe? No one that I know. I personally am absolutely neurotic, for example, at bedtime, about checking each door and… Continue reading “Being Safe” Thoughts from My Mom’s Nursing Home
People are tired of being used and manipulated. They are tired of having companies and individuals trick them into spending their money. Here's a simple truth that seems to have been forgotten by many...people, all people, are desirous of having someone who respects them enough to want their best. In these small business tips, there… Continue reading Tips for Home Business #2: Care About Your Customers…for real.
My life interests seem to be intersecting...and I'll write about that in more detail in another blog. But I'll tell you now that one of my life interests will always be individuals who have special needs, due to our two children, now in heaven, who had special needs. So this morning, my husband Mike and… Continue reading A Morning at Lions Camp
In my last blog, The Big Plunge, I shared what led us to decide to quit Mike's city job, depend more on our home business, and move to the mountains. Indeed moving from our stable home to an unknown life in the mountains, and having to down-size over 50% has felt a lot like jumping… Continue reading Life After “The Big Plunge”
Mike and I are at a unique place in our lives. When he soon leaves his current job to focus on our business Rocky Mountain Glow, we are free as two birds. I think of the closing scene in the movie Castaway when Chuck Nolan, having just freed himself from a desert island, is standing… Continue reading The Big Plunge
A Lady Worth Emulating A few years ago, after I was no longer raising kids, or employed in any way outside the home, I asked myself what I've always wanted to do when I didn't have the majority of my time defined for me each day. Don't get me wrong, I loved what I did… Continue reading The Beginnings and Evolution of a Home-Based Business