Something to noodle on…

Darling Daughter #2

Let’s talk about Sophia Rose Bodenbach. She is darling daughter #2 and my middle monster. She is our family fashionista, a lover of books, plants and animals. Her birthday is May 8th and she is going to be 24. Yup, I actually have a 24 year old daughter. Sophie greatly resembles my mom. Like myContinue reading “Darling Daughter #2”

Darling Daughter #1

I haven’t been doing as many blog posts lately. Life has been busy with painting cabinets, doing lots of drawing and trying other new things. But even while I’ve been otherwise occupied I have been thinking of you and noodling on what to share next. Life is so very interesting that it’s entirely impossible toContinue reading “Darling Daughter #1”


I’ve been noodling today on Ebenezers. And no, I don’t mean Ebenezer Scrooge. Even as I sit down to write this I have music playing in the background and suddenly “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” is serenading me and I ponder the power of Ebenezers. It’s only been in recent years that I learnedContinue reading “Remember.”


Although spring is my favorite season, November is my favorite month. It’s because Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Much like Darling Daughter #1 begins to listen to Christmas music well before Christmas, I like to get a head start on Thanksgiving by focusing on what I am thankful for all month long.    I love Thanksgiving mostContinue reading “#GetYourThankfulOn”


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Hi. I’m Trudy.

There is no telling what I might be talking about in my blog from post to post. So many things interest me–hospitality, leadership, drawing, faith, new recipes, community development…the list could go on and on. This blog will be a little bit about a lot of things and whatever I happen to be noodling on at the time. Thanks for hanging out with me for a while.

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