Season of Loss


It is a season of loss for our family. Carl's father died after a battle with cancer in April 2012, my father died in November at the age of 91, and just recently on August 28, Carl's mother died of cancer. We lost three of our parents in 16 months. Carl's mother's sickness and death came quickly. I'm sure she knew she was ill, but she didn't tell anyone or go to the doctor until two weeks before her death, when she couldn't eat and was in severe pain. Her death has affected us in many ways, but … [Read more...]

My Sis


Just wanted to say I love my sister. She was born mentally disabled and has emotional issues as well. My brother and I are now taking care of her. She can be quite a challenge, but she is also a sweetheart! Saturday I taught her how to make simple orange buns. Here she is icing them:   She says she wants to learn how to make more things because it gives her something to do. I love it when she shows interest in doing new things, because it is not typical. My wonderful dad took care of … [Read more...]

Homemade Granola

And pumpkin seeds... aren't they beautiful?

I love granola but prefer homemade to the store bought stuff, so I haven't had it for a while!  Today I decided to make a double batch.  I bet it's been at least a couple of years since I've made granola. It's really not difficult, and the recipe can be adapted to include whatever you like or have on hand. Here's what I came up with … [Read more...]

My Hubby’s Lunch

Here's everything: His smoothie, sandwich, peanuts & raisins, a banana, and some baby carrots.  I also make him a travel mug of organic fair trade coffee from Trader Joe's.

We've been doing pretty well with the green smoothie challenge. Last weekend got us off track and I need to do better. During the week I have more success since I have a routine in place. We're going to keep at it! Thought I'd share a quick post to show what I packed for my hubby's lunch today.   Well, that's it!  Just sharing.  Have a blessed day. :) … [Read more...]

Green Smoothie Challenge


Started a green smoothie challenge yesterday. I plan to drink one a day for 21 days. By then it will hopefully become a habit. I have noticed a substantial decline in my health over the past two years, it is going to take some major lifestyle changes to reverse it. I know this isn't Bible truth, but it rings so true to me in my life right now... If you have health, you have hope. And if you have hope, you have everything. It doesn't mean that health = everything, but I suppose I love that … [Read more...]