Finding the Good in Duty Days

I am usually alone for the most part on duty days. Unless of course I have plans, that is. My mind tends to wander and suddenly I am lost in my thoughts. Sometimes I get so lost in my thoughts that all I do is think all day. I wonder if that is good orContinue Reading “Finding the Good in Duty Days”

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50 States 50 Recipes- Georgia

Our next stop on the 50 states, 50 recipes tour is; Georgia: http://www.50states.com/georgia.htm State capital: Atlanta Largest City: Atlanta Admission to the Union: January 2, 1788 Economics: Georgia’s agricultural outputs are poultry and eggs, pecans, peaches, peanuts, rye, cattle, hogs, dairy products, turfgrass, tobacco, and vegetables. Its industrial outputs are textiles and apparel,  transportation equipment,Continue Reading “50 States 50 Recipes- Georgia”

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His Independence Day

My neighborhood was echoing with explosions. On the way home that night, the sky was a gorgeous purple-blue. A huge fireworks show lit up the Illinois cornfields. I veered off to a country road for a minute, and watched them in silence, feeling my heart skip with every boom. I tried not to think aboutContinue Reading “His Independence Day”


Keeping Grace

Very rarely do people give the right response when they find out my husband is deployed. And there are really only a handful of responses that I feel are appropriate – or really just one. Very rarely do I get it – and when I do I truly thank them for their words. “Thank themContinue Reading “Keeping Grace”