Category Archives: Homekeeping

Ever have one of those days…

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It was one of those days. You know, where the unwelcome visitor–Murphy–decides to reside in the home at the most inconvenient day. My whole “No coffee for three weeks” has been abandoned and I stare in stupor as I watch the coffee pot fill with that wonderful chocolate color liquid as it drips, at an unbearable pace into, the pot…. Read more »

No Coffee Challenge, New week, Updates and all

It is a new week here on the homestead. The Sodbusters are already hard at work trying to keep the garden from being burned to death by the Summer sun, the chicken from getting heat stroke, and keeping cool ourselves by whatever means necessary.  It is hard to believe this time is going so fast. I am not accomplishing as… Read more »

Marvelous Monday Madness

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Oh boy, where do I begin? This past weekend has been a whirlwind of family we haven’t seen in almost 10 years, a big 50th anniversary celebration for my in-laws, and my daughter falling off her bunk bed during a thunderstorm. Oh yeah and broke two adult teeth. I know I dangled that carrot in front of you with my… Read more »

College education, Life Insurance, and Four Things I’ve Learned

What does life insurance and college education have in common? Well, for us it became a matter of needing to provide for my family after my husband is gone. Where does obtaining college education fit in all this? Well, I knew I couldn’t squeeze the budget any more to add in life insurance monthly costs. There is nowhere else to… Read more »