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Another Mother’s Day Without My Son

Another Mother’s Day Without My Son

For many years now I have dreaded Mother’s Day, not because I don’t have my Mom, but because my grown children don’t appreciate that they still have their Mom. I feel like I’m an afterthought. It seems like everything changed when I moved to Nashville back in 2009. I...

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Closing the Chapter on RV Life

Closing the Chapter on RV Life

If you've been reading my blog for very long you know that we have been renovating our RV for several months now. Some of which was during the time we were still living in it full-time. As of December 2020 we had purchased a site built home and had decided to give up...

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I Need to Ramble

I Need to Ramble

I renamed the header on my blog to Ramblin' with Anna a few weeks ago as I thought it better suited me since I either ramble with my words or ramble with my life in so many ways. I can never sit still too long and have moved more times than I remember at this point...

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I Love My Porch

I Love My Porch

One of the main things I feel in love with when we toured this house was the porches as I love to sit out on the front porch in my rocking chairs, but especially like my back porch where I can relax under the ceiling fan and enjoy the day. Last week a wonderful friend...

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My First Quilted Pillow

My First Quilted Pillow

There are several firsts in this story about me making a quilted pillow. While being home more than usual for the past year, I have looked for things to keep me busy and because I like to do crafts and sew, I decided to try my hand at quilting something. My...

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Surviving the Winter Storm of 2021

Surviving the Winter Storm of 2021

On Saturday, February 13th a winter storm started coming into the Middle Tennessee area that would lock us down for many days as the roads became impassable and wrecks were happening all over the city. By Sunday everything was frozen solid due to extremely cold...

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The Victorian Village Cross-stitch Series

The Victorian Village Cross-stitch Series

This project was inspired by a project I saw back in 1993 in The Cross Stitcher Magazine. I had just gotten into cross stitching and was ordering different magazines when I came across this project and dreamed of making it. I knew it would take a long time, but it was...

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My Craft Room is my Favorite Room in the House

My Craft Room is my Favorite Room in the House

When we started looking for a house my top request was that I would have my own office/craft room. There was no getting around this request as it was the main reason we were moving out of the RV. Although this room will probably always be a work in progress I am very...

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Gone But Not Forgotten

Gone But Not Forgotten

February 2nd marked the thirteen anniversary of the year I lost my beloved, Brian. He was only forty-six when he went to be with the Lord. Way too young in my opinion. Our older children were married with children of their own, but our youngest two were a junior and...

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