Monthly Archives: July 2013

Writing again…

I started writing this blog during a time I had thrown up my hands in disgust with a story I was writing. I was overwhelmed by insecurities, and by my own inability. However, the only way to become a good … Continue reading

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Blessed…

I am truly blessed. My refrigerator is full of fresh vegetables, though I did not keep up with my garden; the bounty sent to us by family and neighbors. My Mom moved in with us last week, and I still … Continue reading

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If we could stop time today…

Maggie is pushing Millie on her tricycle, right outside the window where I type. Emmy is packing for camp. Gracie finished her piano lesson and is watching My Little Ponies- the 80’s version. Gracie REALLY likes her piano lessons. While … Continue reading

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Snapshots of my day

Overslept…no quite time, missed a couple of phone calls, didn’t get Shane breakfast. I did manage some coffee. Three lively girls went out to feed the chickens and collect three eggs. One egg survived their lively conversation and actually made … Continue reading

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Why I’d rather be home…

Yesterday…. I was going to go to the grocery store. Shane gave me a deposit to drop off and asked me to pick up staples and a composition book . I decided if I was going to get those things, … Continue reading

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Scooping the Patties in the Pasture I’m in

My life is good, even easy at times. I get to see five amazing human beings become what they were fashioned to be. I get sticky smiles, hugs that smell like summer sunshine, and the shared confidences of young sinner/saints. … Continue reading

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This Week in the Shank home…

Discipleship: question 7 of the Heidelberg, listening to Genesis again, kids working on copying Psalms. Picked up a copy of the Book of Virtues. May read a story or two from that. Fun: Emily is getting ready to head to … Continue reading

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