Christmas Store Window

Gratitude: Week ending 12/22/2013

It’s the weekend before Christmas and all through the house, every creature is stirring, but thankfully no mouse (that I know of)! Here are 5 other things I am grateful for this week: Winning – My team at work won the Christmas decorating competition with our redneck-themed Christmas decorations. There was a beer-can Christmas tree,…

Toilet paper for Christmas

Re-Post: Toilet Paper for Christmas

Someone just gave me toilet paper. It was a great gift, from a generous soul. What they didn’t realize was that this time last year I was the one giving toilet paper for Christmas. What this tells me is that God is real, and He is hilarious!! God amazes me with how he takes what…

Coinage

Lessons Learned From Being Poor

Poorness scares people. I’ve seen people draw away from those that are poor like being poor is a contagious disease they don’t want to catch. I’ve felt people draw away from me like my poorness is something I deserved as a result of poor choices and they don’t want me coming to them for help.…

Andy has been my sidekick through my adventures. Including disorientating hiking in White Sands, NM.

Ten Things I Love About Him

When I first joined Happy Wives Club, the founder Fawn Weaver, was contributing to an ongoing list of reasons she loved her husband. The list was both inspiring and intimidating. She invited others to link up, by creating lists of the reasons others loved their own husbands on their blogs. I attempted to create a…

Happy Wives Club book by Fawn Weaver

Happy Wives Club

I can’t recall what possessed me to sign up to a blog titled Happy Wives Club. I think it was more wishful thinking, than anything. Perhaps I was hoping to become a joyful wife by association? At the time I joined, three of my friends were going through a divorce, a fourth had separated from…

Charlotte, NC

Legal Alien: Part 4

The Legal Alien series chronicles my family’s circumstances and decisions, which lead to us leaving New Zealand and settling in the United States. If you are new to this site, check out the previous segments here: Legal Alien: Part 1 Legal Alien: Part 2 Legal Alien: Part 3 If we thought that being selected from…