Category: Musings

What I *Heart* About Iowa

Experiencing the beginning of all four seasons.Having your closest neighbors be a quarter of a mile away, but you know them as well as family.Watching cornstalks blowing in the breeze on a warm June day.Giving someone the “farmer wave” (index finger raised) as you drive by, whether you know...

Happy Anniversary to Me! (Oh, and You Too, Husband!)

I meant to blog last night, thinking since Monday is my day off that I would have time to be really creative and thought-provoking. Then I got the runs. Sorry, but there’s just no delicate or lady-like way of saying it. (Like the word “diarrhea” is any better!) It...

What’s Really Important

Some days I think I really suck. Maybe you can relate. I get bogged down in “woe-is-me”-ing because I can’t keep up with my laundry or because we can’t afford to finish our basement or landscape right now or because I seem to have lost touch with many of...

A Schmoopy Mother’s Day Post

Someday, when I’m old and senile, trying to remember if I’ve taken my fiber supplement and if today is pinochle day or bridge day, I hope I never forget these moments from Mother’s Day 2008, arranged birth-orderly by son: Boy #1The look of disappointment in your eyes as I...

Hello?? Is anybody there??

Ahem. (*cough*) Is this thing on? (*crickets chirping*) Okay…uh…Hi. Welcome to my first blog entry. If you’ve stumbled upon this blog by mistake, well, I’m sorry. And if you actually meant to read this, I just have to say—Seriously?! You’re reading this on purpose? I’m not sure whether to...