For the first time in years, I feel happy and optimistic about the future. That may sound extreme but, the whole time we lived in Atlanta, I felt stuck. I never wanted to live here, but did want to be in a relationship with my now husband, so I took a chance and came with… Continue reading I’m happier than I’ve been in years…
I’ve always been impressed by people who are living “alternative” lives, whether that’s on a sailboat, an off grid farm, a tiny house or whatever. I like people who quit the rat race and do things differently. I try to stay off social media as much as possible, but I can get sucked in to… Continue reading Uprooting your life is scary!
I got on a kick for a while where I was reading a bunch of books about the Native Americans- their beliefs, the clash with the white man, their resistance to conquest, and how their way of thinking differed from the Europeans. That got me interested in reading about indigenous people groups all over the… Continue reading How does God speak to you?
As you know, if you’re a regular reader, I’m moving from suburban Atlanta back to my hometown of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Hatteras is not much more than a sandbar. The nearest Wal-Mart is an hour and a half away, and fishing and tourism are the main industries. It’s tiny in a way that most… Continue reading The Real Reason for the Big Move
If you read this blog or know me at all, you know that I haven’t been very happy living in Georgia. I tried to make the best of it, and I embraced the north Georgia mountains and all the activities they offer, but I always felt out of place here. My house in the suburbs… Continue reading I have big news.
The corona plague came out of nowhere and brought the American economy to a grinding halt. I never would have guessed that our government would be willing to accept such massive financial losses; I assumed the powers that be were greedier than that. It makes me think there’s some other agenda going on behind the… Continue reading What will you do differently after the plague?
I’ve been trying to grow a vegetable garden for a few years now and haven’t had much success. I think this might be the year I’m able to grow a decent amount of food, an amount that would impact my grocery bill. The past few years of failures haven’t been a waste, though! I’ve learned… Continue reading Spring Planting Continues…
I used to think of January as the big let down after Christmas. It’s cold, everything is brown, the Christmas lights come down and we settle back into ordinary life. I used to think it was boring. Now, the best adjective I can think of for January is “still.” As an adult, I’m thankful for… Continue reading I love January.
I love making New Year’s Resolutions and every year I try to come up with a challenge for myself or a plan for what I want to accomplish in the new year. Sometimes I have broad goals like “camp more,” and sometimes I set very specific goals like “hike 300 miles.” I’ve been thinking about… Continue reading The No Spend Year
It seems that fall temperatures may finally be upon us (thank the sweet baby Jesus), so this weekend we tried to use up what’s left of our garden. The garden was not a smashing success by any means. A lot of my plants simply scorched in the intense, record breaking heat (97 degrees on October… Continue reading End of Summer Canning