Another Letter

Dear Husband, It's been almost 10 months since you left us. Yet, I feel like I just saw you yesterday. The kids are okay one day and not okay the next. They have kept their grades up...straight As for both on their first report cards this year. But, it's still weird to be at school … Continue reading Another Letter

Misplaced

It's been almost three months. Three months since our lives stopped being what they were and abruptly switched to a bad made-for-tv movie. There is a draginess to things now. A deep underlying sorrow. I do manage to get things done. I manage my kids' schedules and I manage the farm and I have even … Continue reading Misplaced

It’s Already Time To Think Of Halloween

My daughters have already been thinking about what they want to be for Halloween. The teen daughter plans her costumes with her friends now--oh how I miss the days when the sisters had coordinating costumes...a pirate and a parrot...a mummy and a zombie cheerleader...Japanese girls in kimonos...little red riding hood and the big bad wolf. … Continue reading It’s Already Time To Think Of Halloween

Fried Alligator and Fuzzy Cows

My kids and I head to the Illinois State Fair annually with my parents. Man-Farmer always has to work the week of the fair because it's always scheduled the week before the university he works at starts classes.  He's busy that final week fine-tuning his employee schedules, making sure everything needed has been ordered.  Stuff … Continue reading Fried Alligator and Fuzzy Cows