A few days ago, I saw a documentary called “Happy.” The film explored the nature of human happiness –what causes it, how we can be happier, and what being a happy person can mean for your life. I was especially struck by the film’s explanation of the hed
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So, here it is December 23 and the world didn’t end after all. I guess the Mayans had it wrong… Luckily, I didn’t put off anything as important as bill paying, Christmas shopping, or blog writing. I did, however, put off making any plans for New Year’s
Today is Wednesday, December 5 and I guess at some point, I have to get myself in the Christmas spirit! It seemed like Thanksgiving came so early this year – and I wanted to enjoy the holiday as long as I could – that Christmas has snuck up on me AGAIN!
Looking for a great day trip that will be memorable without breaking the bank? If you’re anywhere near the Central Illinois area, there’s a place you should consider that you probably haven’t thought about visiting since your 6th grade field trip. Sprin
Merriam-Webster defines Thanksgiving as “the act of giving thanks” while The Random House College Dictionary takes it one step further and defines Thanksgiving as “the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment or benefits or favors, esp. to God.” So
Because of our work schedule, Dan and I are not always able to take advantage of the numerous fall color drives and festivals (Pike County Fall Color Drive, Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive, Clarksville Applefest and the Louisiana Country ColorFest) that a
Next Stop…Quincy, Illinois!!
When Gary left for his hunting trip, I thought I might have a couple of weeks to regroup. But oh no! He sends me a text last Sunday morning asking if I could write a blog while he was gone. After a couple of messages ba
This past weekend the lodge was host to a beautiful vintage style wedding. The bride and groom were Paige Tharp and Brad Ruble.
They place a big white tent behind the New Lodge and the ceremony chairs were placed beyond the tent. Inside the tent were
Another year has passed and Dan and I have just returned from our annual anniversary trip to Harpole’s Heartland Lodge – the lodge that we have visited every year since we got married 13 years ago. This year, our actual anniversary was on Tuesday so we a
As I sit here and write this, the rain from Hurricane Isaac is falling and has been for two days. As much as we desperately need the rain here in the Midwest, it’s really too little, too late to help the farmers and their crops. However, as I was drivin