Welcome!

….to this more “personal” website – a place for posting general updates on the life adventures of my husband and I (which now includes off-the-grid homesteading in the Finger Lakes region of N.Y.)  There’s also some stories and spiritual inspirations that you may be interested in as well.

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In Love and appreciation,


Most Recent Posts…

It’s Finished! … Well, One Thing Is Anyway…

I love “before and after” pictures, don’t you? They are an encouragement that anything is possible!  There is a lot missing, however, between the two extremes that we don’t see. Days and days of mundane baby steps. Getting up and not feeling the energy to do anything. Or encountering challenges that interrupt your flow, or worse yet, require a do-over. …

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Planting in a Storm

Life on the “wanna-be” homestead has been a little quiet, I know.  We had to take a couple trips to Massachusetts, the second time for a grandson who had brain surgery to remove a tumor.  Thankfully it was benign, and the little guy is doing great!  And both times a lovely friend we made back …

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The Smell of Toast

A year ago today, when we were traveling in Florida, I wrote the following in my journal: . “I woke this morning with Vinny out in the kitchen making coffee. I could hear the soft mumbling voices of him and my new “dad” (Vinny’s dad) talking. I felt comfy and warm inside, laying there and …

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A Story of Misunderstanding & Healing

Recently I wrote about a scary episode concerning Vinny’s health, and how just previous to this we had something come up between us that did not get resolved.  With this weighing on me during the long ride to the emergency room, a story about a Bee and a Bear developed in my heart, and I …

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