Ways to Ignite Joy in Hard Times

When things are bad, whether huge like a global pandemic, or something smaller in scale like, say, winter, with it’s shorter days and bad weather, or just anything that gets us down, it’s hard to keep our attitudes positive. It’s hard to keep going sometimes. We get weighted down, depressed, and then we kind ofContinue reading “Ways to Ignite Joy in Hard Times”

Dinner for Two (or One)

For most middle-aged country women, we’ve grown used to cooking for a family, maybe 4 or 5 (or more) people. But there comes a time when the kids grow up and move out on their own, and it’s down to you and your hubby, or maybe just down to you and you are now cookingContinue reading “Dinner for Two (or One)”

Heading into a New Year

The magic of Christmas has come and gone. The presents have been exchanged, the turkey eaten, and the family has gone home. The presents lay under the tree waiting to be put away. In the next few days, depending on how long you like to leave the tree up, you’ll be taking down the tree,Continue reading “Heading into a New Year”

Enjoying Christmas on Your Own

Many of us are facing the Holidays alone this year, with COVID restrictions and trying to keep gatherings to a minimum. But that doesn’t mean we have to give up and spend the day hiding under the covers in our jammies. There are plenty of ways to enjoy Christmas. Gatherings may be smaller, people mayContinue reading “Enjoying Christmas on Your Own”

15 Ways to Know You’re Middle-Aged

When exactly do you hit this stage of life known as Middle-Aged? Is it 40? 50? If we think of a life expectancy of 80, then 40 is the halfway point, right? I’ve heard some people say different ages, or a range of 40 – 60. But who knows for sure? Is it a certainContinue reading “15 Ways to Know You’re Middle-Aged”

Middle-age and childhood dreams

So, hey, a shout out to all of you middle-aged country women. Where did the time go, right? It seems like just yesterday we were all young girls, riding tractors or horses or bikes around the yard. I’m partial to horses, because you can snuggle with them, but I’ve ridden them all. I remember drivingContinue reading “Middle-age and childhood dreams”

Sorting thru a lifetime of Mom & Dad’s Things

Have you yet had the unfortunate, but necessary task of sorting thru and getting rid of your parent’s belongings after they’re gone? It’s a sad, difficult task at best. And if you’ve got siblings who all want the same things, it gets even harder. Or maybe they say they don’t want anything…til 5 years laterContinue reading “Sorting thru a lifetime of Mom & Dad’s Things”

All women are Mothers, aren’t they?

I picked up a book the other day on getting organized. I could use some inspiration to get my piles of stuff sorted and better organized so I can find things. By the time I search around for something, I forget what I wanted it for. Do you ever do that? As I started readingContinue reading “All women are Mothers, aren’t they?”