Storming this Evening

Tap, tap, tap, rain on the tin roof

Boom, crash, boom, now the thunders’ debut

I sip my tea and watch the steam rise

I’m waiting for it to calm so I can rest my eyes

I’m scared due to childhood instances

Such pain, I cannot put into sentences

I take a deep breath and look at the time

Gosh, it feels like sleep is wrapping around me like vines

The rumble quiets and the rain quits

Lovely, now am I able to sleep a bit?

I’m so tired right now! Hope you enjoy this poem!

Love, Brandi

I am Debating..


I am debating on whether to become an online personal trainer. It would help my husband out a lot on our finances so we won’t be so poor. I have been in love with fitness since 13 years old. It is kind of a dream to run a training business and blog!

But I am terrified of failing… how do I even start? What if I can’t get clients? How do I even start a business in general and pick a name? What if I put us in debt? I feel young and dumb.. but also full of potential. My worst asset is fear. How do I overcome it?

If I trial out a website and programs, will you support me? Will you help me overcome fear?



Back After a Long Hiatus

Hello fellow bloggers!

I was dormant with writing since my last post in October. Many things had happened that made me drop the pin and focus on life getting back on track. I really missed y’all!

My husband and I were spending every day working on our truck replacing injectors and trying to get her running again. We ran into a lot of issues due to previous owners not doing things right. When she was all buttoned up and ready to go she ran amazing! A rainy day in November shorted our PCM (the trucks brain) and now she is back to running funky. She will randomly stall, no tach or speedometer, lock the doors, bellow smoke like a freight train, and no more glow plug light on dash. She is being such a bitch, but, she’s our bitch and we love her. We are still waiting for the PCM to come in.

Guess what? I fried my writing laptop by spilling my husbands glass of water on it. I don’t have money for a new laptop. To add onto the stress, my husbands speaker for work got stolen and we are still paying it off on our credit card..

The other instance that had me dormant was my mother catching COVID-19. I stayed up most nights so she had someone to talk to when she didn’t feel good. I was really scared for her but I knew she was going to be fine. My mother is a school teacher so she practically wallows in COVID all day. She got better about 2 weeks ago and went back to work. Now..she has bronchitis.. she was so upset she wouldn’t get to see her students before Christmas break.

My husbands father went off the deep in with mental illness and hates his only son. He awkwardly loves his daughters if you catch my drift. (I’m not proofreading today)

Mood for the past 3 months

What is Your Favorite Season?

What is your favorite season? My favorite season is Autumn. It is so beautiful and full of colors, pumpkins, and hayrides. You can sit outside with the family in the morning and drink coffee as you watch the leaves fall and birds sing. It is such a beautiful season that preps many creatures and plants for winter!

Autumn gives me such a serene feeling in my soul. I love the renaissance festival my husband and I attend every year, it is amazing! Autumn holds my favorite holiday, which of course is Halloween! I love Jack o lanterns, black cats, haunted houses, and dressing up! Autumn also holds one of the most forgotten ones as well- Thanksgiving. We celebrate it every year even if it’s just the two of us. Whether we are eating turkey or stew. It deserves the recognition, it was a time when people came together, which is needing to happen in the current times. Many being could learn a lesson from this holiday.

Definitely me when I hear Halloween!

Autumn brings wonderful candles and scents to the shelves. My favorite candle is pumpkin spice, it is a beautiful reminder autumn is here! I love walking down the fall inspired isles. I buy everything in my head because I know better when I have little hellions- fur babies. I usually break out my fuzzy socks and robes at this time. The fur babies get excited with my robes and it usually turns out the be theirs to lay on; I just get the socks. They are so cute when they’re sleeping though!

I begin to think of what chili’s, soups, and stews to prepare this season. My husband is in love with an broth based dish. Every year I prepare a healthier version of last years stews. The healthier I make it, the more my husband loves it! The fur babies love the fresh chicken broth poured onto their kibble when I make soup. Autumn makes meals easy for us!

My stomach is growling!

What are you favorite things, holidays, or things to do in your favorite season? Do you have favorite meals or drinks that correspond with the season? I would love to hear it!

Love, Brandi