Copper’s Day Off – Licensed Drivers and Moose Tracks Ice Cream

Today was Copper’s day off, and what a full day it has been!

Loaded baked potatoes for a working lunch.

We are in full retirement planning mode here. After more than thirty years in law enforcement, my husband has decided to retire in March. Our budget will be getting a bit of an overhaul […]

Fall Menu Planning In Advance (among other things)

Fall will arrive, officially, on September 22. Though it was 90° this afternoon, there was a decided “fall” feel to the afternoon breeze. I filled my arms with a few projects and headed outside to work at the picnic table in the front yard. It was pleasant in the shade, and I was able to […]

Reclaiming the Menu Plan

Three drivers, two cars, one husband working regular shifts plus overtime shifts, three kids with various activities taking them in three different directions at once, and the price of gas at almost $4 per gallon have all conspired to make meal times in my home a bit chaotic for the last few weeks. September is […]

The S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Acrostic – Sept. 8, 2012

The S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Acrostic.

Sharing my week, as captured in eight photos and eight words, in an acrostic format.


This praying mantis is spending his days under my front porch rail.




Back to school All Stars for me.

All Stars



A catcher must be able to accurately […]

Jesus Loves Me This I Know

I’ve been trying to write a review of this book for more than a week. I loved the book. I recommended it over and over again (to the same friend), and yet, I couldn’t find the words to write the review.

Then it dawned on me. The Lord had shown me so much through the […]

Help for Understanding the Election Process and Electoral College

The Republican National Convention met in Tampa, Florida last week, and the Democratic National Convention will convene in Charlotte, North Carolina this week. Election season is in full swing, but do your kids understand the election process? Do you?

America has a fairly unique process for electing her presidents. Campaigns, primaries, caucuses, party conventions and […]

Copper’s Day Off – We May Be Crazy Edition

I really do appreciate overtime shifts, and I appreciate that my husband so willingly works them. I was really glad today, though, that the phone didn’t ring way too early in the morning and that my husband was able to enjoy this holiday Monday at home.

Most of you know that Will enjoyed his very […]