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Stupid insomnia

December 1, 2015

The last couple of night I have been up… WAY past my bedtime. Like really late. I don’t know why other than I am really craving alone time and the only time I can carve out when I know I won’t be interrupted any second and can actually relax is once everyone else is asleep. Then that second wind sets in and well the rest is history. Yawn. Read more…

Everything but the kitchen sink Thanksgiving Soup

December 1, 2015

When faced with about 5 lbs of left over turkey because you 1. Over estimated how much you needed and 2. Overlooked the damn bird so no one really ate it. What to do? Also no one took any leftovers home even after I offered. (Not that I am complaining because I have been eating good for the last 3 days! But the thanksgiving left overs were getting old figuratively and literally.)

Thanksgiving soup to the rescue! Read more…

Do you compost ?

November 30, 2015


Do you compost? We have a couple compost bins running in our back yard. Do they smell? Nope not really. Is it hard? Goodness no! I personally don’t worry about my greens and browns, and just throw it all in and turn it about once a month in the warm months. Read more…


November 27, 2015


Recurring themes abound

Originally posted on Crunchy Soup:

 When I started to blog in 2003 it was a venture of personal expression. My hopes. My fears. My dreams. My life.     

Saturday, November 6th, 2004  

Patience is a virtue of which I have plenty.
Are these captions truly reflective of who I am. What can you glean from this? Can you feel passion the of my soul, the perspective of my eyes, the weight of each breath I inhale, the restlessness of my feet? I feel like no matter what I write, or what I project, I remain an enigma, mainly to myself. I am in this self-proclaimed box of a career. I have allowed nursing to define me, I should define it. Though, the meticulous nature of nursing is an aspect of my multifaceted nature.

I need an outlet of expression.   

I yearn to paint, sing, write, speak, and love.  

Patience is a virtue…

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Knitting Zoey a tunic and pondering

November 25, 2015


It took about 10 days of knitting off and on to make two panels. Alas my lass doesn’t care for her “pretty.” (That is what she calls it, probably because I kept saying how pretty it was.) I picked this particular color because it’s one of my favorites and it’s hard to find children’s clothing in neutral colors. This color just jumped out at me while browsing the selection at my LYS, the Yarnery. It’s Rowan yarn. I have about 3/4 of a skein left, I may make a small matching hat, or a pair of matching mittens. Amelia was quite smitten with the design and has already requested her own. I had Amelia’s started, but in classic sister antics, Read more…

Updated with pictures! Thanksgiving cooking madness but I love it

November 25, 2015

I am hosting Thanksgiving this year. I am pretty excited. Guy is shaking his head and tolerating my frantic nature.

(Being a little stressed and frantic are not always a negative thing. Side note, when did our society start to covet the cool cucumbers? Those laid back people, the easy going folks? I mean if we were all that way, nothing would get done right? Who knows. I struggle with this a lot, trying to fit myself into this mold of easygoing and nothing stresses me out… Maybe if I stop trying to be something I am not I would be less stressed…I digress.) Read more…

Writing without an audience or writing for myself while you look over my shoulder

November 24, 2015

When I started this blog, I had bigger aspirations for it. But alas, this little parcel of the interwebs is not often tread upon, and honestly it’s ok.

It’s ok because I don’t want to write for you. I want to write for me, about things that I want to write about, not subject that will draw in page views or clicks, Read more…


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