Apple Pie Cookies and Spiced Pear Muffins

Since I had a plan this week, baking has been happening. The girls were so excited to help out and this recipe is really easy to let them. It takes a bit of doing, so they lost interest after a while, but it was fun while it lasted. They made for a wonderful bedtime snackContinue reading “Apple Pie Cookies and Spiced Pear Muffins”

Getting in the Mood for Fall

It doesn’t usually take this much effort to get me into the fall mood. Well, maybe it’s more accurate to say it’s taking more effort than usual to get me to do fall things. I thought a good sheet pan meal would be the place to start. Diced red potatoes and baby carrots on oneContinue reading “Getting in the Mood for Fall”

It Just Goes On and On and …

Apparently, once you have a kidney stone, you are bound to have another and they usually only get worse. The samples I gave them were too small to analyze and we have no answer as to how I developed these. The most common causes are dehydration and too much oxalate. So I’m drinking a lotContinue reading “It Just Goes On and On and …”

Post Apocalyptic Red Riding Hood

I finally finished this one and it did not disappoint. This was the kind of adventure that kept me reading on, trying to figure out the pieces. I admit to taking breaks. These end of the world stories often sweep me up and, considering the world’s and this country’s current condition, it could be aContinue reading “Post Apocalyptic Red Riding Hood”

Sometimes You Can’t Keep the Peace

I was hoping to make a bit more progress than this today. The finished mitt is the rough draft I made a couple days ago. The unfinished one only needed a few more rows. Sadly, my mother-in-law took up most of my energy this morning. We have been having an increasingly strained relationship over theContinue reading “Sometimes You Can’t Keep the Peace”

Sometimes our shadow journey is kidney stones

I’m no stranger to difficult times. My life has been one challenge after another with enough sunshine and rainbows to get me through. I wouldn’t change it. Often in retrospect, those struggles were some of the best times of my life. These kidney stones, and especially the stent, is not one of those times. TheContinue reading “Sometimes our shadow journey is kidney stones”

“No. It’s perfect.”

This was my littlest goofball’s response when I asked if I should make the sleeves longer or add some sort of hem. I had to laugh. It’s nice to be done. It cracks me up that I refuse to make anything with seams, but will gladly sit here and sew a hundred patches of yarnContinue reading ““No. It’s perfect.””

It Started with a Dishcloth

Our sponges are getting gross and I can’t seem to remember to put them on any grocery list, or that we even need them. I’m almost never happy with whatever I find anyways, so I decided to make several dishcloths with all the cotton yarn I have for such a purpose. It really is quiteContinue reading “It Started with a Dishcloth”

Another Book Done

I’m making my way through those three books I have been reading and finished Life and Death by Stephanie Meyers the other day. This version of the Twilight tale was much more in line with the vampire novels I grew up reading. There was the gut wrenching reality of dying in order to be reborn.Continue reading “Another Book Done”