How do you keep the spark in a relationship? I think once you get past the brand-newness of any relationship, there’s often a shift. Not in a bad way, but in a way that requires each of you to work at the relationship to keep it strong.
Now I realize that each personality is different and what works for some won’t work for others. But I thought I’d share a little about how RancherMan & I stay in the newlywed phase of our marriage even though we’ve already surpassed our 20th wedding anniversary.
We’re not all traveling down the same path of life. And that’s a wonderful thing! We all have different gifts to share. My journey may not be the same as your journey – and that’s OK!
I have a strong drive to lower our household waste. Others may have a strong drive to serve on committees or beautify their cities. All worthy causes.
But because I strive so hard to lower waste, sometimes friends & family feel they’ve fallen short when using disposable napkins or plates when I’m present. But make no mistake: THAT’S NOT TRUE! My journey is simply different than theirs.
Five years ago today I said “Goodbye and good RIDDANCE” to breast cancer. It was one of the darkest and most scary times in my life. And yet, one of my most blessed times as well. Sound odd? Believe me, it does to me too. But I guess sometimes when you’re at the lowest and most fearful point in your life, things happen.
It’s hard to believe we’re already in the waning days of 2017! And we’ve got a bright new year in front of us, full of possibilities & promise. But I’d like to take a moment & reflect on 2017 first. Today I’m sharing the top 10 homesteading posts of 2017. This list includes a few recipes such as no-knead Boule Bread and our favorite Planned Leftovers Meal – Carnitas Tacos. And it also includes some crafts such as making your own chalkboard labels with things you’ve already got. There are also some posts about interesting social observations that y’all really liked this year. Grab a cup of coffee & c’mon in, y’all!
Today’s a special day for me, since April 12th, 2013 was the day I Kicked Cancer To The Curb! Praise God, today I’m still cancer free!
My prayer today is for strength & healing for those still struggling with this awful disease, and to remember those gone way too soon because of it.
C’mon by & sit a spell! Come hang out at our Facebook Page. It’s like sitting in a front porch rocker with a glass of cold iced tea. There are lots of good folks sharing! And you can also follow along on Pinterest,Twitteror Instagram
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