Well, day 31 is finally here….Hallelujah! I feel the need to end this challenge by sharing with my readers a little about a couple of guys that I’m most grateful for. I like to refer to them as My Two Husbands: James and Jesus. My blog wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for my husband, James. … More Day 31: My Two Husbands.
This post is part of my Write 31 Days challenge and also the Five-Minute Friday online community that I participate in each Friday. A one-word prompt is given every Friday and we are encouraged to just free-write for 5 minutes and post it to our blogs without over-thinking or editing. If you’d like to participate, … More Day 30: Bonding over Bacon
She curled up next to me and whispered, “Good Morning.” Her two silky bears were clutched tightly to her chest and she rubbed the soft fabric on her lips the way she does every morning. I stroked her hair gently and we snuggled in silence because she’s a lot like me and doesn’t have a … More Day 28: Imagination
Well, it’s October….just a few days from Halloween as a matter of fact. Typically this is my favorite time of year. The air gets chilly and crisp. The leaves begin to change colors. I want to simmer cinnamon sticks and cloves on the stove and eat all the things containing apples and pumpkin. I envision … More Day 27: Tropical Fall.
I was minding my own business…wiping counters and sweeping crumbs. Words swirled around in my brain as though they were begging me to sit down with my laptop and let them all spill out. I was anxious to get the younger kids settled for the night when Ella, our youngest, issued her request: “Mommy? Will you … More Day 26: The Beauty of Monopoly Jr.
It was one of “those” weeks in the Crabb Shack. The kind of week where you start off Monday morning with every activity written neatly in color-coded pen in your planner…and by Friday the pages are covered in scribbles and wite-out and things left undone. All the “unexpecteds” hit like a ton of bricks and … More Day 25: Soul Food
This post is part of my Write 31 Days challenge and also the Five-Minute Friday online community that I participate in each Friday. A one-word prompt is given every Friday and we are encouraged to just free-write for 5 minutes and post it to our blogs without over-thinking or editing. If you’d like to participate, … More Day 23: I Choose Joy: Five-Minute Friday
I have an incredibly special friend. I met her almost 20 years ago while working at a summer camp. Her name is Kathleen, but she’s notorious as “Kaster-woman” or “Kaster,” for short. It wasn’t hard for us to get to know each other because she asked me exactly one million questions. Sometimes they were trivial … More Day 21: “Kaster”
I love everything about kids when they first wake up in the morning. I love the way they smell. I love the lines and creases that the pillows leave on their cheeks. I love their untamed hair and morning breath. But most of all I love how calm they are in those first moments of … More Day 20: Morning Snuggles.
Moving is lonely. Part of me feels like I could end this post right there and have said all there is to say. But I would only be telling you a very small part of my story. The more you do something, the easier it usually becomes. For example, the more you practice yoga the … More Day 19: Lonely Days