Cooking

Breaking the Food Rut

Not even going to lie, we have been eating a lot of tater tot casserole and scrambled eggs at our house. Usually when I’m on duty in the kitchen – my husband is still feeding us well without resorting to the easily unhealthy comfort food I’ve been dreadfully attached to lately. In my defense, I haven’t… Continue reading Breaking the Food Rut

Gardening

The Plague of Fake Monsoon Season

For weeks and weeks on end, it’s rained nearly every day. We’ll have a few hours of sun, a few hours of rain, and if we’re lucky, a few hours of sun again. Or at least overcast and reasonably warm. Mother Nature likes to mix things up a bit and switch around the order, but… Continue reading The Plague of Fake Monsoon Season

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