Add Your Posts to the October Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

Sign Up for October's NaBloPoMo

The theme for October is CRUNCH. ...more

Use All Five Senses with October's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?  ...more

Add All of Your Blog Posts to September's Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

Sign Up for September's NaBloPoMo

The theme for September is HEALING. ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your October 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
A simple side dish of wild rice, brown rice, lemon and tomatoes: ...more

NaBloPoMo October 2014 Blogroll

The theme for October is CRUNCH. ...more
Melissa Ford jules.maas oops, sorry for the confusion. I meant I had one blog post listed twice ...more

NaBloPoMo October 2014 Badges

The official badge for October. ...more

If Babies Could Speak

Time for a laugh with humourous quips added to baby photos....more

My Autumn bridge

 Spring is "babyhood", Summer is "young adulthood", and Autumn is what? Winter we all know is "old age hood". ...more

Hello from Colorado

Hi from Colorado .......more

Falling into crafts

 I am in love with crafts. I adore craftiness. If you have a craft room, I am secretly obsessed with you. I go on Pinterest to fulfill my lusty yearning to be crafty. And.Yet.I....more

Saint Teresa of Avila: Funny, Smart, Holy

I love St. Teresa of Ávila  because she is strong, witty and funny. Although she is a doctor of the Church and one of the three great 16th century Spanish mystics, she is down to earth and out spoken.A few words of wisdom from this smart, witty, holy woman:For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God....more

Orange October

Tell us how you feel about the color ORANGE.Coincidentally I am a San Francisco Giants' baseball fan. Ironically they are in The World Series. Unbelievably, Game one is today. I have plenty of ORANGE in my wardrobe. I like orange. The color in my wedding 21 years ago was "coral", more of an orange coral than a pink coral. I wonder if I like the color because of October and October being my birthday month. Interesting idea.......more

Change Me

Change me. In my own arrogance, and with the idealism of youth, I tried to mold myself into a new, better self all on my own. I immersed myself in the culture and literature of the Church, embracing simplicity and a disciplined prayer life taking myself on  through spiritual direction and inner healing.I spurned materialism and the culture of modern societyas I mothered nine children on a small farmTill exhaustion...more

Orange You Glad I'm Not A Banana?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014Orange is a colour that people either hate or love: tell us how you feel about it. We are a pretty funny family, but we suck at telling jokes.The delivery is always off and the punchline is followed by a 5 minute dialogue on the history of the punchline, and how it was very relevant to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution era in England, and while I am at it, here is the synopsis of “Wuthering Heights,” which also has a close bearing to the story....more

Fire? Fire. Fire good.

I decided to write up a prompt from BlogHer today. "When was the last time you went to a campfire/bonfire? Tell us about it." I've actually already written about the last fire we've been to here, so instead, why not write up a quick "how to start a bonfire - Midwest style". Step One - Gather Brush After assuring burning restrictions aren't in place, gather your brush. Often, this is yard waste. ...more