Gretchen Leigh

Gretchen Leigh is a stay-at-home mom who lives in a neighborhood near you. You can read more of her writing on her website livingwithgleigh.com. To see her columns come to life, follow her on Facebook at Living with Gleigh by Gretchen Leigh.

Pulling the right strings

What would we do these days without Father Google to teach us how to manage life’s challenges?

 

Always and forever

With the exception of my blackberry meltdown last week, I have finally quit mourning my past life and am embracing our new home. It really… Continue reading

 

I can always grow blackberries

Blackberries are considered an invasive species in United States, because they are not native. They were only introduced to the US in the 1880s. It’s… Continue reading

 

The thing about rainbows

The day you died I saw a rainbow so brilliant each color was, vibrant on its own. I marveled upon its grace, feeling blessed, not… Continue reading

Happy wife, happy life

My husband and I were in Portland last week for the big swap meet. It’s all about the car parts, so though I don’t actually… Continue reading

Bring on the wind!

I’m not an intentionally confrontational person. So when my husband and I made the decision to cut down trees in my backyard I should have… Continue reading

It’s not over ‘til the cattail wags

I know you have all been waiting with bated breath (snort) wondering if it was really the end of my tail of woe. I had… Continue reading

It’s not even curtains on our marriage

My hairdresser had been on maternity leave, so of course I had to know about the baby, and she wanted updates on our new house.… Continue reading

Closing the door on my junk drawer

The other evening I was giving a friend a tour of our new house. This house is really a sight to see. Built in the… Continue reading

To the dark side and back

There was a point after I shed a bunch of weight to about the summer before we moved that I lost the ability to walk… Continue reading

Lighting ninja

We’ve been doing a lot of work in our new house. It was built in 1972. From what we know, it has been remodeled once,… Continue reading

Someone should be having fun

I don’t know about you, but out here in BFE (bum f—- Egypt), when the snow piles up, we hunker down. This last round has… Continue reading

The continuing tail

It’s not enough I have two cats in the house who don’t get along and my main concern is no more blood is shed, or… Continue reading

Sharing my tail of woe

One of my biggest pet (no pun intended) peeves in life is when otherwise interesting people only talk about their cats. So forgive me, because… Continue reading

It’s overwhelming to finish

Last weekend there was a craft and hobby retreat at my church. It’s a yearly event for crafters to have dedicated time to work on… Continue reading

Can’t hang it sideways

Last week I found out my website, the one I refer you to every week in my byline, has not been working since September. I… Continue reading

When the power goes out in BFE

I was going to write about how the Christmas tree came down much more gracefully than it went up. I had intended to write this… Continue reading

Enjoy getting lost sometimes

The New Year is upon us. I don’t make resolutions as a rule because it feels a bit like self-flogging — the same to-dos keep… Continue reading

So, about that tree

The tree remained up for three days before all parties were gathered and the ornaments went on. My husband and I did another frantic search… Continue reading

Christmas a success when the pregnant lady curses

I feel as if I’m waging war on my home and frequently retreating because I’m losing the Christmas battle. Even though I’m much more positive… Continue reading