Friday, August 26, 2016

"In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man’s skin,—seven or eight ancestors at least, and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I can't help

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

"Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent.” ~ Donald A. Norberg Our granddaughter is spending a few days with us. Bliss. Today’s featured blog: (Don’t forget every comment on the blog in August enters your name into the drawing for either a copy

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"One day spent with someone you love can change everything.” ~ Mitch Albom, For One More Day We're spending the day--and the week--with our granddaughter. Road trip today as we bring her home with us and then shenanigans will ensue! It's always such a joy to have children around, isn't it? Today’s featured blog: (Don’t

Monday, August 22, 2016

“I think of my canning as fast food, paid for in time up front.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle I've had some requests to share a list of that I've been canning this year and, since I'm on temporary hiatus, thought it was a good time. I have a few jars of the following

Sunday, August 21, 2016

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden One thing I've come to embrace since I retired is appreciation for the changing seasons. When I was still working the approach of autumn loomed