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”
While some things in life are not at all surprising, they are nevertheless quite disappointing. People are people and given the chance most will disappoint you somewhere along the way. I don’t know that I have always accomplished this, but one thing I have tried very hard to do in life is not throw otherContinue reading “Power. Politics. People. Purpose.”
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”
Recently my #1 darling daughter posted something on her Facebook page that has continued to bother me. It was a photo of a note written on a napkin to a waitress. While the writer expressed that the waitress had done an excellent job in providing service for him, he didn’t leave a monetary tip. InsteadContinue reading “Why do people have to be so darn peopley?”
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”
It seems like we have gotten to a place where “doing what’s right” means doing what’s right for “our team” or doing whatever will advance the cause of “our team”. Our team might be political–democrats or republicans, it might be racial–black or white, it might be men vs. women, or perhaps it’s religious–Christians vs MuslimsContinue reading “When your “cause” becomes your idol…”
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Do you hate that question? I kinda do. I mean let’s face it, failure is inevitable. We all do it. None of us like it. Most of us are afraid of it. And yet. And yet, have you ever accomplished anything of significance, anything thatContinue reading “20 Seconds of Pure Courage…”
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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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