When You Lose Your Cat

I have had cats all of my life. Sometimes a reasonable amount, sometimes not so much. But, I have always loved them. And, of course, there have been a few that were particularly special to me. One of these cats is Coulson. We had him since he was a baby in 2012. But, in April, … Continue reading When You Lose Your Cat

I’m being Manipulated By My Chickens

I have been a chicken mama and Learning The Chicken┬áRopes for a couple of months now and they are still so dang cute. It has been really cool to learn about them and I'm definitely looking forward to the eggs. ­čśŐ I always wanted chickens and I now get why chicken owners get obsessed cause … Continue reading I’m being Manipulated By My Chickens

Learning How To Not Ride A Horse

So despite my slightly traumatic intro lesson, I officially signed up for horseback riding lessons! I was excited but nervous. I agonized about having to get on the horse again. I pumped myself up and despite the pit in my stomach, I headed out with my partner in crime, Paige, and her daughter. But, I … Continue reading Learning How To Not Ride A Horse

When Kids Take Care Of You

Sometimes, my kids surprise me. Well, not surprise, just impress. I already knew that William had a sensitive soul and that Lizzie has a huge heart but no idea how to express her emotions. (Because she doesn't like to admit that she has them.) Me, on the other hand, I'm a big ball of emotion. … Continue reading When Kids Take Care Of You

Horseback Riding For Dummies

So I started a thing! Horseback riding lessons! My friend, Paige, (the same one who encouraged my new chicken mama life) has been taking lessons. She offered to gift me an intro lesson and even though, I had serious concerns about my lack of flexibility/strength/coordination, I went for it. And bonus: you're pretty much guaranteed … Continue reading Horseback Riding For Dummies

Learning The Chicken Ropes

I have a friend who tends to make things happen. Sometimes that's good, sometimes not as good. ­čĄúShe's the kind of friend who will buy you a planner because you say you want to get more organized. And in this case, when I said I wished I had chickens, she showed up with her old … Continue reading Learning The Chicken Ropes

Homeschool, Houses, and Hamilton

I haven't blogged in a long time. It is a little ironic to me that the last time that I did post, we were officially in Covid life and, weeks and weeks later...we still are. For the most part, life has been boring. But, I'm not complaining as one alternative to boring could be illness … Continue reading Homeschool, Houses, and Hamilton

Hello From One Covid World To Another

So how's everyone doing, man? Covid sucks, huh? I was going to write this a bit tongue in cheek but now that I think about it, I won't. Too many bad things have happened. To put it mildly. Thankfully, they haven't really touched me personally. (Besides a furloughed husband and trying to survive distance learning.) … Continue reading Hello From One Covid World To Another

From Stray To Loved, A Book Review

So I read a book by Pamela Schloesser Canepa!┬áFrom┬áStray┬áto┬áLoved┬áis a quick and enjoyable read about the imagined origin story of her rescue dog, Bixby.┬á Pamela's main focus has been in the sci-fi genre with her full-length books that are appropriate for teen and up. But, this time, she changed gears when she found herself wondering … Continue reading From Stray To Loved, A Book Review

My Son Moved Back Home

So awhile ago, I wrote an angsty post about my oldest son moving out. Neither one of us handled it well and it caused a lot of hurt feelings on my end. It's all the proverbial water under the bridge now, though. And everything is just fine between us. I always figured that at some … Continue reading My Son Moved Back Home