A Note from the Past…

A Note from the Past…

Playing in the hallway one day, your kids accidentally bump into your grandfather clock, which has been in the family for years. As it smashes into the ground, you find a note hidden inside from your great grandfather, who died two months after you were born. Strangely enough, the note is addressed to you….

As the sound of the crash echoed throughout the quietness of the house, my stomach knotted with fear. I rushed down the hallway to discover my boys standing silently beside the wreckage of what had been my family heirloom: a grandfather clock. My knees went weak at the sight of the splinters of wood and the cracked clock face and I crumpled to the floor. Continue reading “A Note from the Past…”

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Book Reviews: May 2017

May brought with it so many life changes. Best of all: we found a house to make our home! It’s true that good things come to those who wait. After putting in several offers that were rejected, my boyfriend and I both felt like our lives were a roller coaster. The elation that came with finding the “perfect” house only to come crashing down when that text message appeared from our realtor letting us know that we didn’t get it. Just as my boyfriend and I talked about looking but not actively getting attached, our house literally fell into our laps. So the month of May was spent finding a balance between work and life and all the while closing and dreaming of our new home.  So it’s no surprise that I found little free time for reading. But now that June is here, and we’ve moved and are getting settled, I plan to enjoy every bit of summer reading on our new deck with a glass of Prairie Berry wine in hand.  Continue reading “Book Reviews: May 2017”


Westward, Ho!

The drive west was taking longer than she expected. Hours had passed since she had first mentally-checked her luggage while filling the gas tank of her car in the early morning light, before she flipped on the blinker and pulled out onto the open highway. The landscape, so flat and dull passed by in a blur of endless miles. It seemed that she would never reach her destination. Continue reading “Westward, Ho!”

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Book Reviews: April 2017

It seems unreal that it’s already the first of May. I swear, time goes faster and faster every year. Before I know it, Summer Reading will be coming around the mountain and my life will become a blur until August 1st. But truthfully? I can’t wait! This year promises to be the best Summer Reading Program yet – even if the graphics are terrible. (And that’s the adult program link by the way.) So in the meantime, I’m going to enjoy the few weeks of calm before the storm hits. I have a couple of great reads lined up to enjoy that I’m really looking forward to. And now that I have more free time in the evenings, I’m hoping to get caught up on my reading goal for 2017! With the promise of longer summer nights ahead, I’m sure I’ll be spending many an hour enjoying the sunsets with a book in hand. Here are a few great reads to add to your summer reading list!    Continue reading “Book Reviews: April 2017”

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Book Reviews: March 2017

 I read a surprising amount of books in March, considering everything crazy that was happening in my life. But reading to me is a perfect way to relax. And it’s especially wonderful when reading interesting and enjoyable books! A coworker of mine told me about The Fifth Petal, suggesting I read it as it sounded like something I would be interested in. She was absolutely right. When I found out who the author was, I was extremely excited because the book, “The Lace Reader” had been on my “to-read” list for years! As The Fifth Petal is a semi-sequel to The Lace Reader, I’ll began my month of reviews there. Continue reading “Book Reviews: March 2017”


Spring Awakening


It happened suddenly and all at once. The stab and the thud of the first painful heartbeat. The tingling of her extremities as blood warmed and coursed through her veins. Flowed like the very river where she had lain, frozen, white and cold, her only blanket the golden and crisp fallen leaves of the season past. They clung desperately to her chilled skin, releasing only as the rash of goose flesh raced from her head to her toes. She wiggled them, one by one, until the stinging faded. Continue reading “Spring Awakening”


A New Life ~ A New Leaf ~ A New Blog


It’s never an easy process, is it? We’re such creatures of habit as we go about our daily routines that the simplest derailment of our day can send us over the edge. The fear of the unknown often becomes boundaries and walls that we use to barricade ourselves in our comfortable nests. And yet, change is entirely necessary for us to evolve. There’s a beautiful quote to echo that sentiment:

“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”

Sometimes we simply have to take that leap of faith and trust that everything will be okay. Because almost always, change is for the better. While it might not always seem like it at first, in my experience, even bad changes have brought about incredible results. And it’s amazing how one change influences another. Continue reading “A New Life ~ A New Leaf ~ A New Blog”