His and My Cable Sweaters

I can feel my husband’s delight every time he sees me working on his sweater. I had been calling it my secret sweater and had, in fact, been working on it in secret for months before other things took over and it sat unattended for a while. Much like the sweater I had been workingContinue reading “His and My Cable Sweaters”

The Kidney Stone Sweater

I’ve been trying to listen to the big old ‘Stop’ sign I was given and really just rest while taking some time off of work. My mom and step dad came with their trailer to help take care of the girls while I was in the hospital. We have a spot for their ‘home awayContinue reading “The Kidney Stone Sweater”

Knitting in the Hospital

One perk of being stuck in the hospital is time to knit. I wanted my most soothing projects with me and my purple sweater is definitely that. The poor garment has been sitting on the back burner for so long that it took me halfway through a row to realize I had forgotten to markContinue reading “Knitting in the Hospital”

Well, That Was an Adventure

I swear I sat down every night ready to write a post, but it all just felt jumbled and forced. Life just kept coming at me faster and faster and I had no time to sort anything out. I did my workouts, I went to work, I cooked meals, I cleaned, I drove everyone toContinue reading “Well, That Was an Adventure”

Bringing my Goddess Back

I’m going to do it. I’m going to get back on track and start doing the things I need to do to take care of myself so I can be here, fully, for my crazy family. My body has been begging for so long it has entered into an aggressive strike against my ‘hibernate untilContinue reading “Bringing my Goddess Back”

A Bunch of Ripe Avocados

What do you do when you have a bunch of ripe avocados and you’re the only person who really eats them in the house? I have one a day. While waiting for the girls and their dad to get home, I made myself a snack. I mixed up some chicken salad and topped it offContinue reading “A Bunch of Ripe Avocados”

Feel Good Dinner

This evening was a nice relaxing finish to a busy day. Our dentist called and could fit our middle one in today. So off we went and my daughter was amazing. She’s usually really anxious, but was fantastic through it all. Then home again to switch off kids with my husband so he could runContinue reading “Feel Good Dinner”

The Three I’m Reading

I went to the bookstore when I should not be buying books, but I had been left in such a fog after The Sun is Not the Only Star that I had to find something epic to follow it. After wandering among the shelves and picking up this book and that one, only to putContinue reading “The Three I’m Reading”

Fighting With the Lawnmower

Ugh!!!! I’m so frustrated. It feels like every time I go to mow the lawn, something happens to the dang mower or me. One time I forgot how to do the choke and my husband’s explanation over the phone was no help. Another time I got smoke coming from the engine. It was just oilContinue reading “Fighting With the Lawnmower”

Meal Planning Makes Cooking Possible

We still have a lot of setting up to do in the kitchen and some key furniture pieces to get to really have a functioning space. There just isn’t really anywhere to keep our dry foods and flatware and cups in the actual kitchen. We knew it was small, and I’m really enjoying a smallerContinue reading “Meal Planning Makes Cooking Possible”