FORGIVENESS ORIGIN: before 900; Middle English forgifenesse, Old English forgifennyes. -noun act of forgiving; state of being forgiven. disposition or willingness to forgive It is a heavy word. A word that conjures up deep emotions, love and self...read more
Life can be a bit tiring sometimes. With the news blasting 24 hours a day, hateful opinions, rudeness and dramatic sensationalism, it wears me out! I believe that we must possess the spiritual strength to overcome these challenges. To look for goodness and kindness....read more
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, Summer is an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of all of them." Stanley Horowitz I love fall. I am that obnoxious person who puts up fall decorations on September 1st. I have always loved fall since I was a child. Raking...read more
I read a quote not long ago "Don't cut what you can untie". At the time, it just meant to not cut the pretty ribbon, to untie it and save it. I have a drawer full of ribbons, twine, cords and wire that I have untwisted and saved. I use most of them. Some I am saving...read more
I am having a summer sale! It is 107 degrees in central Texas today. I am so ready for cooler temperatures! Come September 1st, I don’t care if it is 110 degrees outside, I will be putting a fall wreath on our gate. I am almost giddy thinking of fall and all that...read more
My motto for my fat cow studio is "Inspired by the country life". But it is more inspired by nature that comes with living in the country. I have always loved the outdoors, fresh air, flowers, animals and insects..(to a point). This past year I decided to take my...read more
Home- noun A place of residence or refuge, the place in which one's domestic affections are centered; a dwelling place or retreat. Home sweet home. It's where your heart is. Coming home, pulling into our driveway, seeing a light on in the kitchen, our rose bush...read more
Summer is in full swing. Every year, I hope we have a mild summer. Every year, I am wrong. But then again, I live in Texas where it is hot, especially in the summer. This past spring was glorious! We had lots of rain that brought on an abundance of wildflowers. Texas...read more
I was on my way to work early this morning, listing to old country music station. A song came on that I haven't heard in years. It was "The roots of my raising" by Merle Haggard from 1976. In 1976, I was graduating from high school and listening to the Eagles,...read more
There is an ebb and flow to life. Highs and lows. Some days we are just so grateful for everything, some days, not so much. During times of the lows, it is easy to stay down, to just give in to the feeling of sadness, loneliness, grief, resentment and even anger. All...read more
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