Adventures in Foodscaping

It is very satisfying to see results early in the season.  I owe a debt of gratitude (and a share of what comes up) to my pal, G, who helped me get my kitchen garden planted after a long winter/early spring of first low energy and fatigue, then four weeks of vertigo.  My vision for our Read More …

Shifting Purpose

I am coming out of a low period. Finally. Thank, God. Adrenal fatigue. A lingering bout of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV). I don’t recommend either condition, frankly. Turns out I can only stress this body so hard (physically or mentally). Before it just. Sinks. To the ground. Lesson learned.  Again. But, this post is not Read More …

Week in Pictures

With all of the negativity, fear and anger out there in the media, I have made a commitment to not get sucked in, to not to be a part of the problem.  Hollering out one’s convictions without being open to hearing all sides never changed anyone’s convictions. Ever. I choose to dwell on what is rarely Read More …

Garden Carnage Update

We have a sewer line again! The plumber repaired the broken section yesterday, and snaked out the whole line, which was also 3/4 full of grease. Needless to say, I’ll be shoving some BioClean down the drains to eat that gunk up. The general recommendation is to use the stuff, because your pipes will collect grease Read More …

Garden Carnage

Oy. Oy. Oy. The joys of older home ownership. Like snaking clumps of clay from the sewer line. Like calling a plumber and he says, “that’s not good.” Like said plumber confirming that the sewer line has to be dug out…through the landscaping that you designed, excavated, and toiled months to put in. Like… You Read More …

So Where Were We?

Ah, yes: my last post was on spring fever if I recall correctly.  Except now it is nearly fall. Kiddo started back at preschool today, and I find myself with more time on my hands.  And, you know what?  I’m a little sad about that.  Kiddo and I had an awesome summer together.  We went Read More …

Why Christmas Cards Are Not Obsolete

Christmas cards obsolete?  There has been chatter on the card’s decline for years with two dominate theories.  The first is that there is a limit to the number of meaningful relationships that people can maintain (I.e. – the number of Christmas cards on your mantel, and not Facebook friends, is the measure of reciprocal social networks). In other words, not many Read More …

The Blanket

The house smells amazing, she thinks, stepping back into its warmth after a trip into the cold to throw out the trash.  And I did this, I created this…(inhale) yum.   The aroma, a blend of meatloaf and silky gingered zucchini soup, is active memory.  It is a blanket woven both from childhood – threads of Read More …

Why Do I Get Up At Zero Dark Early?

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future” – J.R.R. Tolkien Thanksgiving Week slipped in here on the heels of kiddo’s birthday last weekend.  I struggled yesterday with writing a post, well, writing in general.  Fog brain?  Sick child?  Targeted holiday advertising hitting me at every turn on social media?  My profound Read More …

Vishudda

“But it’s stuck in my throat!” the child wails and coughs in that exaggerated manner of preschoolers.  She wants to roll her eyes. Resists. Sighs heavily, instead. She knows what is crawling its way up from her child’s throat.  Her head dismisses it as a fit.  Her heart knows the thing is not that dramatic or Read More …