Common Sense Home Good News Letter 2/5/23

β€œThings are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” ― Phaedrus This week in my inbox, I received pitches from a company that wanted to have us use their AI system to write posts, and another from a company that wanted…

Common Sense Home Good News Letter 1/29/23

“My 3 y.o. learned the Wisconsin goodbye…”Love you Mom…watch for deer!” πŸ¦ŒπŸ˜„“ How do you say “I love you” or “I’ll be thinking about you” without actually saying the words? A friend posted the above note on social media, and I thought it was so sweet that her little guy had already learned this way…

Common Sense Home Good News Letter 1/8/23

β€œDo not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.” ― L.R. Knost It was such a blessing to…

Common Sense Home Good News Letter 12/31/22

β€œMaybe this year, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives not looking for flaws, but looking for potential.” ― Ellen Goodman 2022 was a year of delays and frustration, but also of abundance. We didn’t get the new outbuilding tackled as planned, because the crew pouring the concrete slab couldn’t get to…

Common Sense Home Good News Letter 12/24/22

A Homestead Night Before Christmas ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and nearby the house Small creatures were stirring, a red fox, a mouse; The duckies were tucked in their warm coop with care, And the chickens all perched on roosts high in the air. The flowers, snow covered, nestled snug in their beds; While ice…

Common Sense Home Good News Letter 12/17/22

β€œThere is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” β€” Alan Cohen Confession – I haven’t baked a single Christmas cookie (or anything else holiday oriented), and we’ve only put up one small artificial tree. (The tree belonged to an old friend of the family, and it reminds…