As I mentioned earlier, I had emergency abdominal surgery in March. We are blessed in so many ways, but some of our greatest gifts are our friends and family. I cannot tell you the number of hours people spent making food, taking care of kids, helping with the house and yard, and providing support and encouragement. It’s wonderful and humbling.
I also now have a ton of ideas for nice things to do for people who are in a similar situation – serious illness, surgery, new baby in the house, etc. I wanted to share 5 of the most awesome gifts we received during this period. Continue reading
One of my New Year’s goals was to try royal icing on cutout cookies. Continue reading
Too much TV! Continue reading
That was quite a lengthy hiatus. We added a new little person to our family, and I will admit that I was not prepared to sustain the blog during the newborn period or the final few weeks of the pregnancy. I’m back in the saddle again (well, the house is a nightmare and I can’t tell you the last time I did my hair, but I am able to string together full sentences once more).
I have been mildly evangelistic about going to the Farmers Market on Facebook lately, and one of my far-flung friends asked how she could find locally grown and raised foods in her new hometown. Continue reading
It’s not so much a celebrity crush, it’s that Jamie is who I want to be when I grow up. Continue reading
I’m a saver. Always have been. At first, I saved everything because I might need it someday. Then, I saved it because my classroom needed all sorts of things for projects. Most recently, I have been hesitant to get rid of things because I don’t want them to go to a landfill, and I didn’t want to dump unsellable items on our local Goodwill. About a year ago, I discovered Freecycle, and it has been instrumental in ridding my home of clutter. Well, lots of it, anyway. Continue reading