My Own Way of Making It Better

It's hard for parents.  Especially out in the world alone, it's hard.   I've started trying to do a thing to offset my generally bitchy attitude towards life, and to make other parents feel better....more

Recipe ~ Baked Costa Rican Tilapia with Rice and Beans

Recipe ~ Baked Costa Rican Style Tilapia with Rice and BeansI am notoriously bad at cooking fish. I do not like pan frying it because it sticks to my pans and falls apart so easily. Deep frying it, I always get burned, and have the same problem of it falling apart. Baking it, well in the past when I tried baking fish, let's just say we ordered pizza that night.But I was determined to find a good fish recipe I could handle, because we are all sick to death of chicken!...more

6 Months In Photos

6 months ago there was a celebration of Baby's birth! Since that time so much has happened. Baby has learned so much, grown a ton, and as parents we've just gone with it. But, in honor of him being 6 months old, I thought I'd post pictures of his journey thus far.At birth, he looked like this. From the moment he was born, Hun said that Baby looked just like me. As time goes on, and other people mention the same, I am now convinced of the truth....more

My Love letter to the F word...

If I was being forced to write an assignment on what word I've gotten the most use out of in my life, I'd probably get the paper sent back to me with a big F across the top;...more
HomeRearedChef  Isn't that wild Virginia, my husband doesn't swear either...and I have periods ...more

Sunday Summary

It has been another busy week. Not in the same way as last week, but busy nonetheless....more

Doctors and Jane Austen

The daytime soap opera 'Doctors' recently spent a whole week of episodes based on the works of Jane Austen, using a patient with selective mutism who lives in her own fantasy world as Lizzie Bennet of Pride and Prejudice fame for the Monday and Tuesday instalments, titled 'Austenland', with other books such as Northanger Abbey and Emma dealt with later in the week. Lizzie (and Emma, the two characters seem to be merged) are played straight which makes a strange disconnect with the usual hospital shenanigans....more

Inspiration Sunday - Harriet Tubman

Who inspires me?  Harriet Tubman Why do I love her?  She walked the walk.  At the age of 12, Harriet refused to follow the orders of a slave owner who wanted her to assist him by helping restrain a man so he could be beaten. She refused.  She stood up to a white man and said "no". ...more

Grow Vegetables In Indiana In November

Growing cool season vegetables in Indiana over the winter months isn't rocket science....more


     When we go through a test or a trial, that is a moment to talk to God. He wants to hear from us in good and bad times but especially in  the bad times. It doesn’t matter if you think that what you are going through is major(and it actually isn’t), God still wants to hear about it. ...more

D.S.T. You're a ....

I hate it. I hate it. I. Hate. It.I can’t say that enough times. When Daylight Savings Time ends, I go into depressed mode. Most people are happy, the days are shorter and we get more sleep. Bah Humbug! That’s what I say. It’s B.S. ...more