Crafting

Mending

Have had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend – yesterday I got some alone time to relax while the menfolk ran errands (super secret Mother’s Day surprise errands) and lounged about reading books, working on 4-H Cloverbud activity planning, and putzing around on Pinterest. After they got home and presented me with a flat of garden… Continue reading Mending

Miscellaneous

Breathing Space

Today, my last homework assignments of the semester were graded, and it looks like I’m closing out spring term with two A’s and B, so I’m pleased enough with that. And now… a breathing space where school is concerned. I was originally planning to take three classes over summer, but this week I realized just… Continue reading Breathing Space

Miscellaneous

Rip Tides

One of my favorite proverbs is “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”, because that’s so how often how I feel about things these days. As a perfectionist, the list is always miles long, and the days are always hours short. There are things I want to create – sewing, photo albums, writing,… Continue reading Rip Tides

Miscellaneous

Turning Fear Into Security

A lot of women read romance novels, but not me – my two favorite types of fiction are historical novels (where real or realistic people and events from history are dramatized) and, wait for it – the so-called “apocalypse”/prepper fiction genre. These are the novels that dramatize a world in which our current society essentially… Continue reading Turning Fear Into Security

Gardening

Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening

Apparently, I need to start the onion seeds as of yesterday (actually, quite a few yesterdays ago). It’s been years since I attempted to grow onions from seed, and even longer since I’ve grown any varieties of onions other than green bunching. It’s only February second, and I already feel a touch like I’m behind… Continue reading Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening

Gardening

On Making Good Decisions

The annual flood of seed catalogs began in early December, and as usual I was easily seduced by their offerings. My favorite catalogs are obsessively highlighted, and I compiled shopping lists that approached mildly ridiculous double-digit sums. But as any “responsible” gardener does, I pulled out my seed box to take inventory before dropping hard… Continue reading On Making Good Decisions

Crafting · Food Preservation · Gardening · Miscellaneous

Overdue Books

I got quite a few review books last fall that I had the intention of reviewing right then and there, but then I got hit by the freight train of life and they languished on the shelf for quite a long time. But now that I’ve got a breather in between school terms, it’s the… Continue reading Overdue Books