The good part is home

After spending much of the month of February away from home, it’s good to be back.

It’s taking me awhile to get back into the routine of everyday life at home, but it still feels good to be here!

I finally made it to the grocery store, and have food in my refrigerator again, however, my laundry pile is still a little too high for my liking. Definitely on my list of things to do for this afternoon.

Part of this most recent trip was for business, and part of it was to visit with family and friends.  It was good to see everyone again, catch up on life events, and make new memories.

I was also able to go to Ft McHenry in Baltimore MD.  I walked around inside the Fort best known for the War of 1812 and the birthplace of our national anthem.

Ft McHenry

Once again I was inspired by the bravery and commitment that so many people made during that war to protect this country.

I am thankful for the opportunities afforded to me because of the sacrifices of so many.

I am humbled by their fierce desire to protect, and I know that it was because of that desire, I am able to enjoy my home, sweet home….today.

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Growing a salad

I decided to try to plant some lettuce in my garden!  Why not?  We have been eating salad a lot lately, so I thought it would be pretty cool to actually grow a salad in my garden.  As it turns out, it appears to be working!

The lettuce is actually growing!  I have been visiting it daily to see how it’s doing, and much to my surprise, it’s a success. I’m quite happy with this little adventure.


Right now, the plants are a little small, but hopefully in a few more days there will be enough to harvest a little salad for me and my husband to share.

It’s a little surreal to me to grow things that I can actually eat!  I guess I’m just a city girl through and through.  I lived in farm country as a child, and food from the farm was more common than food from the grocery store, but that was a long time a go, and Trader Joe’s has since become my “farm” of choice these days.


If this works out as well as I hope it will, I just might be spending a little less money at Trader Joe’s!