When Something Just Doesn’t Feel Right

My husband’s job as a city firefighter requires twenty-four-hour shifts. He works one full day, and then is off the next two days. The day that he’s on shift, my kids and I keep ourselves as busy as possible – not a difficult prospect, considering all the chores required to maintain our house and seven-acre… Continue reading When Something Just Doesn’t Feel Right

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I Guess All Those Successful People Are Right…

...The most productive hours are those before dawn. Here in the bread basket of America, I've heard it said that farmers accomplish more before 7 a.m. than most people do all day. Until recently, I wouldn't know. For most of my life, I have forgone sunrises in favor of the snooze alarm. Or no alarm… Continue reading I Guess All Those Successful People Are Right…

Morning People

Not too long ago, morning people made me roll my eyes. I found them unbearably chipper and annoyingly accomplished, as before nine a.m. they had already plowed the back forty, canned three dozen jars of organic jam, or completed some other such wholesome activity. For most of my life, I was an unabashed night owl.… Continue reading Morning People