Got Through My Day with the Help of Some Trees

It was depression’s turn to take the lead today. I woke up feeling weighted down. I wanted nothing more than to stay home and relax with my kids. It was a physical ache to leave them. I have come to use my drive as a time to let myself ride whatever I’m feeling. To giveContinue reading “Got Through My Day with the Help of Some Trees”

Fall Wall Decor

I finished them! I actually spent the entire day that I started working on them to finish them. I get a bit single minded when I start these kinds of projects. They are all patterns I have found for free online. The purple/red ones are from memory. I’ve made a lot of leaves over theContinue reading “Fall Wall Decor”

More Kitchen Witchery

I’ve been in need of an apron and what better time to get one than the season that brings out the Kitchen Witch in me. Of course I had to get oven mitts to match. Belle really is turning into quite the little helper. She was great at making the salad with me. I heatedContinue reading “More Kitchen Witchery”

Granny Squares for Daughter Number Three

I decided to start working on my youngest’s granny squares. I’m having fun with these colors too and decided to make six centers of every color as I came to them. I also started balling up each color as I needed, so I could get to the next shade. I’m thinking hoodies. It really isContinue reading “Granny Squares for Daughter Number Three”

Search for Inspiration

It started with my husband getting the news that he’s ever so slightly pre-diabetic amongst a few other health concerns. (This was when he was in the hospital for two TIA strokes a month or so ago). Things that could be eased or managed with a better diet. I’m the main cook in the house,Continue reading “Search for Inspiration”

Trying to do Some Fall Cooking

Now that the weather is turning cooler, my cooking mojo is beginning to return. We had BBQ pulled pork with steamed asparagus the other night. I neglected to take pictures. It was quite delicious though. Then, grilled cheese with bacon and tomato bisque. I bake bacon in the oven to avoid a lot of messContinue reading “Trying to do Some Fall Cooking”

Rest is Important Too

Some days you just have to take it easy. The last two days have been those sort of days. I have gotten a few things done around the house. The girls and I have actually packed their lunches the night before two nights now and have had their clothes ready for in the morning. InContinue reading “Rest is Important Too”

Seasonal Wall Decor

It happened again. I can’t find the crochet decorations for the main wall in our living room. A winter or two ago, I couldn’t find the Solstice/Christmas crochet snowflakes. I worked up a batch of new ones, which actually made me really happy. When I found the old ones, I just found new places toContinue reading “Seasonal Wall Decor”

Anxiety is Fun

I had a small twinge of it when I woke up this morning. That’s not all that unusual and my morning rituals typically take it down a few notches. It gnawed at me while I drove to work. Today’s version was wondering what I was forgetting to be anxious about. I paid rent, so that’sContinue reading “Anxiety is Fun”