Home Journal - Sunday Homemaker

Dutch Sampler

I’m starting a new cross-stitch project today.  I really should be working on the tablecloth for the new house, but it’s so tedious and time-consuming to trace the pattern.  It’s going to take more time than I thought because I have to force myself to do it.  In the meantime, I’m going to start on this bright and fresh Dutch sampler that reminds me of Spring.  I have no idea what I’m going to do with all these cross-stitch samplers when I’m done because our house won’t have enough wall…

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Home Journal - Mountain Living

Last Night

Last night Andy, Aries, and I went on a walk to one of the neighboring cabins.  Andy had to check on the cabin of one of his customers that he snow blows for because she only lives up here part-time and rents it out as a VRBO.  It had been snowing all day and was still snowing when we took the walk. We don’t usually walk at night so it was so different for us.  Not only was the snow coming down hard and stinging our faces, but it was…

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Family - Holidays

Love

Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends!  I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love!  Andy got back from Elko about 11 last night and brought me a box of chocolate covered strawberries.  It was so sweet because he knows how much I love them!  His thoughtful and touching gift was definitely a nice ending to a challenging week. I’ve been thinking a lot about love lately and the many different kinds.  My sister-in-law’s sister passed away this week, and it’s been so hard watching her and her family struggle…

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Family - Home Journal

Enough

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you’re ready to yell, “Enough” to the world?  That’s how this week has been for me.  As soon as Andy left on Monday, Aries (our Siberian Husky) got sick.  He was literally up all night long Monday coughing, gagging, vomiting, and having trouble breathing because he was coughing so much.  I actually found blood in the snow the next morning that he had vomited. I haven’t been around animals like Andy has, so I didn’t know what was going on.  In…

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Mountain Living

The Importance of Being Prepared

A few days ago, everyone up here got a notification from the Rocky Mountain Power Company that they were going to turn off everyone’s power from 7-11 PM.  There was only about an hour’s notice before the power went out.  When you live in the mountains and life and death depends on preparedness, that can be very scary when your power is taken away!  Again and again we are learning the importance of being prepared up here. We had firewood and food so we were OK.  We also had a…

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