Roof Over Your Head

Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day.  No one is quite sure of the origin for this day and it's not an official day in any jurisdiction.  It is a reminder to be grateful for that roof currently over your head and be aware of those who don't have that luxury....more

Managing The Anxieties Of Finding A Home

By: Stan Popovich Many people deal with the stress of buying a home for the first time. This time can be very scary since it is probably the first time in which these people are buying a house. As a result, here is a list of ways that a person can use to manage the anxiety of purchasing a home. The first step that a person can do is to read some books on how to buy a house. Go to your local bookstore and find some books that will tell you how to go about in purchasing a home....more


Luke 24:31-36  Theologian Aidan Kavanagh wrote that in the church, we don't offer "solution but sacrament and mercy to the human condition.  The church always invites people home, aw it were, where soup still simmers on the back of the stove--in from the cold of impersonal "process" to the simple warmth of a dinner a mong friends--human and divine.  Here there are no bottom lines--only laughter and good red wine, mutual gentleness and mercy and forgiveness for all. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!...more

Domesticate Me

I'm 37 years old and a self prescribed domestic slacker. I hate cooking, cleaning, and well let's face it anything that requires effort at home. For anyone who knows me especially people from work this may be a surprise since I'm an efficient work horse at my job. For some reason, I never really learned to do all the house chores that kids pick up on from their parents. It's not that my parents didn't role model these things. In fact, I have vivid memories of my dad cooking dinner every night and as a young child I had to vacuum or dust in order to get my allowance....more

I Went Decor Shopping: Little Things to Pack a Big Punch!

Around the holidays, I always get the urge to buy some home decor items to freshen up my space.  I'm inspired when I am window shopping and see the warm glow of glass candle holders, and the smell of holiday potpourri when I enter the store.  This doesn't mean you have to break the bank and buy the whole window showcase to achieve a great look. What it does require is some vision and creativity!Here are some of the things I've bought on my most recent decor shopping trip, and how I've used them in my home.  ...more

#274 Present, Day 2 of 31

 Today's prompt asks "If you could live anywhere where would it be?" I think I've always said I wanted to live where the redwoods meet the Pacific...So I guess I am Home...more

What a week!

We made it home from Seattle late last night. Only after stopping for supper. Now, we usually eat at particular restaurants in areas where we are unfamiliar with local eateries. Last evening was an exception. And what an exception it was.We pulled into a restaurant called El Agave Mexican Restaurant. We'd never heard of it before but we were hungry for Mexican food and it was "right there". Well the food was awesome! If you're ever in the Raleigh-Durham airport area, look up El Agave. More than worth it. And our meal was less than $25 for two of us!...more
Hello Debi! It is wonderful to find someone else that likes Miracle Whip. I like the stuff. And ...more

Home Away from Home

I have always struggled with which place to call home. When I am going to my mom's house I always say, "I am going home." Where I grew up does seem like home. So does the place I call home right now. Confusing. I stayed at my mom's house last week-end. We arrived Friday night to help with end-of-summer garden chores. It felt like home to have Mom's cold fried chicken, pasta salad, and good conversation. It was fun to sample a new sweet red wine together....more

Dear Michigan...

I spent a lot of time in Michigan the last two days.Not literally, of course. But online. I chatted with my friends still there. I dreamed my way through I rewrote a short story about snow for my writing class.I spent a lot of time in Michigan.It's where I learned to point to the palm of my hand and say, "I live here."...more

Wayback Machine - Finding Community

Back in September of last year, after selling our house in Victoria, my husband and I flew to Windsor for a one-week whirlwind house-buying adventure in our soon-to-be new city. During the days that followed the accepted offer on what was to become our next home, we were tasked with several responsibilities which included arranging for home insurance. After a couple of false starts I was able to find a local agent who was associated with our existing insurance provider, and we headed over to his office to make the necessary arrangements. ...more