Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in my life. I can readily recognize that navigating manhood is a difficult task. As a woman, I support my husband as a wife – but also as the father of my children. I know that my kids are watching his every move. Based on Brad’s actions, my… Continue reading My Man Got His Mojo Back
Oh my goodness, I don’t know where to begin. So many different thoughts are converging! I have the grand opportunity to review new books through a company called Net Galley. I have been introduced to some lovely books through this program. For the last week I’ve been sitting in the sand and sun on the… Continue reading Vacation = More Planning
I met my father-in-law for the first time in 1991. He was 68 years old. His name was Loren. I don’t know that I ever heard anyone call him that. LA, Larry, or Pappa B - those are the names I knew. As some people grow older, they lose their filter and say just about… Continue reading Chicken Craze
Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with a dream. ~ Josephine Nuese Oh, the dreaming I have done this month! I have spent many hours snuggled up in front of the fireplace looking at pictures… Continue reading Dreaming in January
The busy bee has no time for sorrow. ~ William Blake I’m definitely making progress on New Year’s resolution #1 – Learn about bees. Last weekend, I took a two-day class with Tonya Wells of Queen Bri’s Honey. It’s an exhaustive class covering everything from state restrictions to hive construction, best beekeeping practices, and pests.… Continue reading Let The Bee Adventure Begin!
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
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
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