Photo Repositories – Gratitude Rant #19


So there I was once again, staring at my computer at the end of the day (with the clock ticking closer and closer to midnight), trying to decide what I wanted to write about. Trying to decide what I’m most grateful for today.

Like I’ve said before, my writer’s block isn’t due to a lack of blessings. It’s more just a lack of focus on my part.

So, in an effort to maybe drum up some inspiration, I decided to scroll through the archived photos on my phone. Continue reading “Photo Repositories – Gratitude Rant #19”


Sunsets – Gratitude Rant #17


So there I was, driving home at the end of a long, yet frantic day of work. In spite of my best efforts, the software I’d been working on seemed determined to fail. My phone had been going crazy all day long with various texts, phonecalls, and emails. And although I was no longer in the office, I still had a few more meetings to look forward to later on in the evening…

What a way to kick off a Friday night, right? Continue reading “Sunsets – Gratitude Rant #17”

Chickens – Gratitude Rant #16


Have you ever collected fresh eggs before?

It’s always a good time, no matter when you do it — but there’s just something about this time of year that makes egg-collecting extra fun.

With the days getting shorter (and nights coming on sooner), there’s nothing quite like reaching into a dark nestbox on a cold autumn evening — because if you’re like me and refuse to carry a flashlight during choretime, you never know what’s inside until you actually stick your hand in it.

Exciting, right?! Continue reading “Chickens – Gratitude Rant #16”

Books – Gratitude Rant #15


Gosh, I love books!

When I stepped out onto our frosty front porch early this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find a package waiting for us on the welcome mat.

The package had probably been sitting there for at least a day or two (‘cuz we don’t use our front door all that often) — but I knew immediately what was inside. It must be that new book that Lindsey and I had ordered a week or two ago; Book III in that series we like so much; the book we’ve been waiting on for almost 2 years! Continue reading “Books – Gratitude Rant #15”

Slow Food – Gratitude Rant #14


I had an interesting thought tonight.

As I scooped some beans, rice, and fajitas onto a little pink plastic plate and set it in front of my toddler (who was waiting eagerly with a matching pink plastic spork), I realized that that little plate of food in my hands took nearly four years — and countless hours of work — to make its way to our table.

Yup, nearly FOUR whole years.

And it all started with the refried beans… Continue reading “Slow Food – Gratitude Rant #14”