Praying the Rosary

I was raised Catholic, very active at church. I know I learned about the rosary, but I never prayed the rosary, so therefore I did not know how the rosary is prayed. I have heard the recommendation over the years, “Pray the Rosary!” I did not know how. I have not pursued this desire to [...]

Part 10 – 2021 Garden: “Harvest”

Every year we wait. Every summer our garden produces a bountiful of vegetables. Waiting is the absolute worst…yet it has its rewards Started from seeds Our garden tomatoes, we have been eating them, giving them away and next I may blanch them to make either a sauce or diced tomatoes. I’ll use them in stew [...]

Blogging…a Family Affair

My daughter recently started a blog. I was not crazy about the name at first. As I get older I realize I need to let things “marinate.” As the name grew on me, I realized this was a perfect name for my daughter’s new blog site. BitchOutOfLuck.com If you decide to take the time to [...]

Part 8 – 2021 Garden: “Two Month Old Garden”

Newly planted garden It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 months already. We have been blessed with rain along with the rain barrel we use. Our garden is thriving. 1 month Garden We already harvested our lettuce. We planted more seeds, we don’t think that took. Oh well…Gardening is an enormous experiment! Some strategies work [...]

What If We are the Only “Church” some People will Ever See…

The Bible I am a Catholic, I was raised in the Catholic faith. I do not agree with many of the manmade rules of the Catholic Church. When I was growing up our family was very involved in our church. When our daughters were growing up, we were Eucharist Ministers, our eldest daughter was a [...]

Part 7 – 2021 Garden: “A Gift from Nature”

This is part of gardening every year that teaches me patience. Every year, I cannot wait to see: First tomato bud Two more tomato buds Every day I look for progress. When the progress is not visible, I can get discouraged. I can think the garden is not going to work. That’s me needing to [...]

June 30th, 2021 Sunset

Sometimes all it takes is looking up…disconnecting from the technology to see the beauty of our Lord. God’s Glory Wow! Took my dog out, looked to the west and had to capture this amazing sunset! I ♥️ having time to “see the sunset.” Take time to pause, reflect and notice all the wonders of God…whether [...]

Part 6 – 2021 Garden: “Waiting, Waiting…Finally!”

Tomato plant flowering Total experiment this year! I’m not good with unknown variables. These starts began as seeds. Once the seed took, were transplanted a month ago as teeny tiny plants into our garden. I watched them like a hawk as though that would help them grow! Over the last month, we have had rain, [...]

Adventure…Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Adventure I come from a family of seven brothers and sisters. Growing up my mother was very “creative” about the adventures we had. We could be in the backyard doing yard work but suddenly we were explorers looking for hidden treasure. We might of had a picnic in our local park [...]

Finding Motivation…Word of the Day!

Word of the Day: Ordinary Writing requires Inspiration! Sometimes there is none to be found. I am trying something new, this Word of the Day to help motivate myself with writing more regularly. Ordinary is average, mediocre, just getting by, a faceless person in the crowd. No one aspires to be “Ordinary”, its not goal [...]