The Struggle is Real

I recently printed off a picture to hang on the chalkboard in my kitchen.  It says:  Sorry for the things I said in winter.  Sigh….but such a true reflection of my bad attitude.  I am trying to maintain my resolve to not simply endure winter but, perhaps, even “make friends” with winter.  I knew it… Read More The Struggle is Real

Five Minute Friday


We are not a military family.  However, living within the shadow of the Pentagon, we definitely live in a military community.  Many – if not the majority – of my neighbors, and/or those I interact with daily are connected with one of the military branches.  And ask any group of school-age boys what they want… Read More Determined

Five Minute Friday

What is Important

I’m at a certain season of life.  Not necessarily a certain age, although I am facing another “milestone” year in the coming months.  But, more appropriately, that my life is seasoned.  Matured.  And while it is true that we are always learning, I hope what I have already experienced along the way is not only… Read More What is Important


Currently: January 2022

And, just like that, the new year is here!  Time for the first link-up of the year.  Time for the first “Currently” edition.  Ok, yes, the first of just about everything in 2022….including our first snowstorm of the year which caught everyone in our area just a little by surprise.  Snow was certainly in the… Read More Currently: January 2022