Welcome to 2017!

So it’s been really quiet over here on the Spiral Charmed blog, but I promise we’re still here and we’re still chugging along.  And 2017 is set to be an exciting year for Sir Joshimus and I.  I’ve talked off and on about our ultimate goal – rural living in the mountains of North Carolina.  When we first got to Alabama, we thought it would be a year or two before we made it up.

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What makes marriage

Sir Joshimus Rex is at work this evening for the first time in nearly a week.  The hardest part about having him all to myself for any stretch of time is making ourselves interact with other people and today.  Because now he’s back at work and I’m at home without him.  I know that work is important to pay our bills and all of that, but it’s hard to remember when I have to say goodbye to him again. Continue reading

The Struggle

This year on Father’s Day, I didn’t contact my father.  My mother texted me to tell me to do so, and I ignored it.  Sir Joshimus and I were getting ready to go on vacation, so I simply shut off my cell phone.  Because the idea of calling my father and wishing him well made my stomach turn.  And the fact that my mother, whom I hadn’t talked to since MARCH texted me for that made it worse. Continue reading

Marking Time

Do you remember where you were eight years ago today?  What you wore?  Probably not.  If you’re a history buff, this day might hold some meaning for you (just a glance at March 29th’s Wikipedia page will give you an interesting history lesson!).  But for most of the world 29 March 2008 was an average early spring day. Continue reading

Pushing forward when life pushes you back

Over the last four years – though some would say as many as six – every time we’ve been on the verge of moving forward, we’ve been pushed back.  What was hopefully only going to be a couple of years has turned into five.  And now, that we are on the brink of leaving once more, it’s turned into six.  And for a few days, it was like a brick through a glass wall – I crumbled. Continue reading

Year in review

I know that it’s already well into Februrary, but I guess better late than never.  Our year ended much the way the year had progressed – a slow series of goals reached to move us to our ultimate goal.  The biggest of those was probably getting Buttercup paid for a full eight months (I think) early.  Not a huge deal, but huge for us.  There are still stumbling blocks in our way, but we’re handling them one step at a time.
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♪♫Musical Monday♫♪

“Fast Cars and Freedom” by Rascal Flatts

Today I was going to share mine and Sir Joshimus’s current obsession song, but as he was getting ready for work, he turned and looked at me and told me, “You don’t look a day over fast cars and freedom.”  So, through tears of love, I had to go listen to this song and decided to share it with y’all today.  I’ll go ahead and set up the other one for next week for you guys.

 

What am I thankful for?

Right now there is a turkey in my oven, roasting itself away.  In a little while, I’m going to get started on the dressing and the first steps for the yummy dessert we’re having.  But it’s Tuesday! I hear you say. Why yes, it is.  Sir Joshimus is at work just now, but he’ll be getting off shortly.  And Thursday he works from noon to nine, so we’ll get no time together then.  But more importantly is today.  Today is a big day.  Today is a day that I’m thankful for.  Let me tell you a story. Continue reading

When to shoulder and when to set aside

I’ve talked before about the differences between my faith and Christianity.  It is a way of verbalizing not only the differences between the two, but to explain the struggle I have carried in moving from a Christian worldview into one that speaks to me more deeply.  Dealing with the burdens of stress and life-changing decisions is one of those things I’ve struggled with; and as this year comes to a close and our focus and attentions turn to gearing up for a move, it is a struggle that I am currently wrestling with. Continue reading