Boondock Ramblings

Sunday Bookends: Gardens are too much drama, still reading the same books (I’m serious), and adding truth to Bible stories

My cellphone rang at 7:30 a.m. after a rough night of sleep. I struggled to find it where I’d dropped it somewhere in the sheets and looked at it with bleary eyes. Dad. Uh-oh. Was something wrong? I’d… Read More

Sunday Bookends: Things I’m already sick of, new house, new books.

For those who are following along, we moved into our new house this past week and though it’s only been a few days we somehow feel almost at home already. Sure, there are some days everything feels a… Read More

Sunday Bookends: Free ebooks, moving and some fresh air

What a week, huh? Don’t worry, I’m not going to interject politics, worries, or virus numbers from around the world in this post, so you’re safe. The only thing I will say about it all is that I… Read More

Looking back at February, ahead to March, and favorite posts from the blogosphere

February was a little bit of a crazy month. Normally it drags on because we are dealing with the winter blahs, but this year it flew by pretty fast because of house showings and then eventually the sale… Read More

Sunday Bookends: Dick VanDyke, Noelle, sappy, predictable Christmas movies, and light reading

Bah-humbug to the crummy week this past week was. And bah-humbug to: the people who thought they could pay us almost $35,000 less for our house than we were asking so they could flip it (not very Christian… Read More

Sunday Bookends: Reading mysteries with cats, watching artistic movies, and selling a house

What a week last week was, or at least the beginning of it. We knew we had at least one house showing in the middle of the week but then we were asked if we could accommodate a… Read More

Sunday Bookends: House selling, snowstorms and rediscovering art

Last week our house went up for sale and we prepared ourselves for a long wait before someone asked for a showing, even though we were hoping for a quick sale because we have a house we want… Read More

Looking back at July and links from the rest of the blogging world

I can’t say July was terribly exciting, thanks to sweltering humidity that engulfed us and wouldn’t let go, chasing us inside most of the time, but it was a month where my family spent time together at my… Read More