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Mona's Blog

useable wisdom

useable wisdom

First let me say that my day was magnificent. It was! Some things were exhausting. It was rather hot. Poor Dan had some dental surgery today and is...
6:24-wish for a house

6:24-wish for a house

6:24. I saw it on the microwave clock today, as I do twice every day. Wish for a house. I thought to myself. June 24th is my birthday. “Yep, Me and...
America, I'm tired.

America, I'm tired.

America, I’m tired. I’m tired of one-ply toilet paper. I’m tired of people who don’t have to worry about money telling me to stay home. Yes, Terry...
5G: Mother Nature vs. Mother Invention

5G: Mother Nature vs. Mother Invention

5G.  It concerns me.  It’s radiation.  It's not the kind of radiation that can potentially damage calls---like x- and gamma rays.  The 1- 2- 3- 4Gs...
peace settles in

peace settles in

Peace settles in. To be disrupted, I am sure. But for now, peace settles in. Today is the last day I will 'go' to work. My office will be the dinin...
imagine, if you will

imagine, if you will

Picture, if you will, a second grade class who just got out of PE. They're sweaty, they're thirsty, and stay with me, here, because there are a lot...
the things you will do

the things you will do

There are days when I stand outside in the back garden at work and talk about blueberry plants, There are days when I talk to Mom all the way home ...
these ten things

these ten things

Maggie came home today in a blaze of drama. I forget how turbulent 8th grade life can be until she comes home on a wave of he-said, she-saids. Text...
trust the glimpses

trust the glimpses

I love a good message. These, the slips of paper, the words on someone's lips, the Calm app thumbnail that is exactly what we want or need to hear....
hope for the season

hope for the season

My favorite thing about Lent is what I learn about myself. This week? I don't need cookies and I don't actually miss candy. These, the two things I...
the bookstore

the bookstore

Greetings! The Winter House is proud to introduce the newest collection on our website toolbar--> The Bookstore.  It seems absurd to me that on ...
slack water

slack water

I have been holding some exciting news to myself for a smidge of time. And by "myself" I mean me and about 47 of my closest friends. I haven't said...