Tea. Green tea, that is. I’m a big fan of tea and am always on the hunt for healthful new foods to experiment with and make. I even own one of the most beautiful custom-made tea boxes ever. I’m contemplating putting my ashes in it when I die, it’s that pretty. I found a recipe in… Continue reading So much for matcha
Yesterday I wrote that I had no words. Actually, I had too many words and that was the problem. There was too much stuff jumbling around in my brain yesterday and I was left with the equivalent of an 18-car highway pile-up during a snowstorm. I simply couldn’t figure out what to write about or… Continue reading Humble Pie, fine I’ll take a slice
I have no words in me today. None bubble to the surface, none are reaching to get out and land on a page.
While on a reorganizing binge this week, I finally gathered all of our family’s board games and loaded them into one big cupboard that we have in the living room. Younger kid games on the bottom shelf, older kid/adult games on the top shelf. We have a ridiculous amount of boardgames, I came to discover,… Continue reading In Praise of Cardboard
“I am on alert for the first signs of spring.”-Henry David Thoreau I stumbled on that quote recently. Yesterday, I could swear I heard a bird chirping in that particular way that gives you hope that spring is not all that far off, despite the fact that you are freezing and standing in snow as… Continue reading What you talkin’ about, Punxatawney?
“The best thing in life to hold on to is each other.”-Audrey Hepburn I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m a moderate animal-lover. In my life, I’ve had my share of gerbils, fish and cats. Our bunny is the most unusual pet I’ve ever had. In fact, I had never even picked up a… Continue reading When in Doubt, Make a Raft and Hold On
This past weekend, my family and I traveled Northward to visit some dear friends of ours. These are people who, when we get together, we just talk, talk, talk, the kids play, play and play and we laugh ourselves silly with…for days on end. And, in the case of this weekend, it began with the… Continue reading Winging It
That’s when I’ll be back at this. Today, quite frankly, I’m just too exasperated to write. Had a wonderful weekend away but it ended with a sick child snorting and blowing her nose for 5 hours in the car yesterday. FIVE hours. You looking for a new way to torture someone? That would be it.… Continue reading Let’s Try Tomorrow.
This week I had my own personal outward bound experience. Sort of. I was preparing meals for my family…without the use of our stove or oven because…ours decided to die at the very beginning of Valentine week. Dang stove. Really? This week? Goodbye, homemade treats for my daughter’s class party (it KILLED me to purchase… Continue reading Outward Bound. In a Way.
Go get it! Love, that is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIt9fPdlPgQ Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! (I’m not a big fan of the type at the end of the video, but it came with it, so we have to deal with it.)