I sent Step-mom Karen off to get her nails done and have some “me time” while I watched my dad. She definitely deserves a break. Dad is slowly slipping further away. It is not only a physical toll on her from having to care for him, but it is even more so an emotional toll to watch this once strong, brilliant man forget our names … Continue reading Enjoying the Moments
Merry late Christmas! I hope you all had a blast. I took the week off from the blog to focus on family and food . . . especially the food. In all reality, this was a very important Christmas for my family and me. It was the first time we’ve ever had a Christmas with all four kids, three spouses, the grandparents, the great-grandmother, and … Continue reading Christmas was for Family . . . and Food!
Since my dad is too weak to do much other than put puzzles together or sing along to Christmas carols, we’ve been watching a lot of Christmas movies. I think on last count we had watched 15 already. Watching all of these movies is bringing up a lot of nostalgia and memories. One memory that keeps tickling my mind is the Christmas I stopped believing … Continue reading Why I Believe in Santa Claus . . .
Most of the time I refer to myself as a Southern Belle, but for about half of my life I wandered the Great Plains of the midwest. In the last several years, I’ve learned to embrace the dual nature that is my mixed-up self. Teaching English in China even caused me to revert back to the Nebraska accent from my youth. I’m sure my nieces … Continue reading Hearty Homestead Meals