First: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Robin, my sister-in-law. Hope you're having a wonderful day! I must admit that I was not going to compose a Six on Saturday post for today. We’ve had some lovely days in Oklahoma this past week; warm, sunny days. And I’ve been reading blogs and social media from near and far, and… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 1-12-2019
I wasn’t really sure if my garden project plans for 2019 would count towards my New Year’s resolutions, but then I used the phrase “I resolve to …” and everything seems to fit. So, here goes: In 2019, I resolve to: 1 – Learn about bees. I purchased a bee hive house last summer. My… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Twenty-six years ago today, I married Brad Barghols. It was a “pinch me” moment. I couldn’t believe someone as nice and as good-looking as Brad would want to spend his life with me. The thing about courtship is that most people are on their best behavior. Some say that those best behaviors will fade away… Continue reading Happy Anniversary!
Every once in a while you do something that surprises you and catch a glimpse of the person you were made to be. ~ John Ortberg I noted in the beginning that Patch405 – the garden – was a selfish endeavor. I also said that I hoped my family would come to understand that Patch405… Continue reading The ME I Want To Be
Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly, a beautiful soul. My daughter does have a beautiful soul - plus the pretty face, pretty mind, and pretty heart. There are so many things to express about this complex young lady. I’ve started this… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Delaney!
Winter To-Do List. In Oklahoma, we had our first big freeze last night. Seems appropriate that I would dedicate today’s Six on Saturday to my upcoming winter projects. I started collecting my winter projects in the middle of the summer. You know what I’m talking about ... those great finds that you discover but have… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 11-10-18
Leaves. Leaves. Leaves. This Six on Saturday doesn't require much commentary. I'm back at home in Oklahoma but constantly looking at my phone and scrolling through the photos of fall leaves that we took last weekend while visiting Seattle. The six photos featured here were all taken on the Sammamish plateau. Take time to notice… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 10-27-18
Food is one of the ways we love each other, and the table is one of the most sacred places we gather. ~ Shauna Niequist Cooper has been on my mind today – a lot. October 23 is a special day for him, but I will save that story for another time. Instead, my post… Continue reading Celebrating Cooper
Technically it's still Saturday on the West Coast. You've heard the stories about Seattle and its rain. When I tell people that I lived there for ten years - that I actually lived there twice, by choice - I always get the looks and the verbal expressions concerning the endless rain. Yes, it rains. Yes,… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 10-20-18
This past week, Brad and I took our daughter on her first official college visit (University of Oklahoma. Boomer Sooner.) Brad and I were in la-la-land as the tour guides spoke of the endless areas of study, the series of guest lectures, the research opportunities, the study abroad programs, the clubs and activities. We yearned… Continue reading Lifelong Learner