I Need Change!

I want to repaint everything right now!

Actually, I should say I want my husband to repaint everything right now.

Our house really needs a fresh coat of paint in many rooms.

We have a brick fireplace that we painted when we refinished our family room.

I now want to paint it a fresh, crisp white.

I am in love with the simplicity of this fireplace and mantle.

I also love the idea of the Home sign with my home state of Minnesota on it.



Do you ever get in moods where you

just want to change it all up?

Thank you, Great Spirit.

The Power of Gratitude

The power of gratitude.
Have you ever expressed some unspoken gratitude to someone?
How did it make them feel?
How did it make you feel?

Watch this and if you haven’t expressed your gratitude to someone yet, maybe it’s time.

This made me cry.  Something so simple yet so powerful.

Thank you, Great Spirit.

Sunday Stealing {Ask Away!}

Ask Away!

From Stronger

1. What is your zodiac sign?  Gemini
2. What is your favorite color?  Fuschia

3. What’s your lucky number?  I say 2 but I don’t really know why.  A random pick when I was young.

4. What talents do you have?  
I’m organized.
5. Are you psychic in any way?  Nope, but I wish I was.
6. Favorite song?  I don’t really have one.
7. How many pillows do you sleep with?  I have 3 on the bed but I use two.
8. What position do you usually sleep in?  I’m a side sleeper.
9. Have you ever tried archery? 
No, but my kids have.
10. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep? 
Maybe 24 hours back in my partying days?
11. Do you have any scars?   Yep.
12. Have you ever had a secret admirer?   Yep.
14. Are you a good judge of character?  I think so.
15. Can you curl your tongue?  No.
16. Are you a clean or messy person?  Clean and neat. 
17. How long does it take for you to get ready?  No long anymore.  When I was younger everyone hated waiting for me to get ready.
18. Do you have much of an ego?  We all have ego.  I don’t think mine is inflated. 
19. Do you talk to yourself?  All the time.  When I’m trying to do something I tell myself the steps out loud.
20. Do you sing to yourself?  Sometimes.
21. Can you name all 50 states of America?  I think so but I might have to really think to remember some of them.
22. Have you ever been scuba diving?  No.  Being under the water scares me.
23. What makes you nervous?   When I’m watching someone do something and I don’t want to see them fail.
24. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?  Depends on who it is and what the mistake is.
25. Are you ticklish?  Yes.
26. Have you ever been in a position of authority?   I’m a mom.
27. How many piercings do you have?  9
28. Can you roll your Rs?  Like when speaking another language, yes.
29. How fast can you type?  50-60 wpm
30. What are you allergic to?  Nothing.  Well, maybe idiotic people.
31. Do you keep a journal?  No, this blog is as close to a journal as I get.
32. Do you like your age?  I don’t hate it but I liked being younger better.
33. What makes you angry?  When people do really stupid things and hurt other other people.
34. Were your ancestors royalty?   I wish, maybe I’d have inherited some money.

Thank you, Great Spirit.

It’s Wednesday Hodgepodge Y’all

Stop by From This Side of the Pond and visit Joyce and the other Hodgepodgers.

 1. It’s fall. Y’all. My favorite season of the year! What’s something you love to do this time of year that makes you feel it’s officially fall? And unrelated to that, do you ever say-‘y’all’?

Going to the apple orchard, pumpkin patch or a corn maze makes it feel officially like fall to me. Once in a while y’all comes out of my mouth but not so much with a southern slang.  It’s just because I talk fast. 

2. When did you last have a falling out with someone? Has it been resolved?

It’s been a while, thankfully.

3. A song you love with the word ‘fall’ in it’s title?

“Skyfall” by Adele.


4. What’s something you’ve recently let ‘fall by the wayside?’

Knitting and crocheting.  I haven’t done any for quite a while.  I miss it.

5. When did you last attend an event, read a book, watch a movie, try a new recipe, or visit a shop-town-tourist attraction that fell short of your expectations? In what way?

The last book I read wasn’t all that good.  Although, I didn’t really have any expectations because it wasn’t one I picked out, someone gave it to me to read.

6. Describe a time you said or thought, ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

I rarely use that expression but there are many times one of my kids reminds me of my husband or myself.


7. Was today better than yesterday? Why or why not?

Yes, because I wasn’t as tired today.  Amazing how getting to bed at a decent hour makes a world of difference.  Who would have thought?

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

All summer, we’ve had a cat or cats that roam our yard at night and meow loudly.  The meowing makes my dogs bark, which in turn wakes everyone up in the house.  **No bitterness there.**  Anyway, we just started putting food and water out in the driveway to see if we would see it.  And we have.  And it eats the food every time we put it out.  Twice a day now. 

This morning it was out when we were leaving the house.  It won’t come up to us but I’m hoping I can gain it’s trust with the food and eventually with treats.  I’m assuming it’s a stray because it always seems to be out.  Hopefully, I can catch it before winter and either try to find it’s owner or find a home for it. 

Or maybe we’ll end up with a cat?

Thank you, Great Spirit.