This afternoon as I psyched myself up to make dinner, I could hear Pink Floyd's "The Wall" so clearly in my head, I simply had to track down the CD and put it on. (Yes, we still don't do Spotify in our house). So I hunted through the TV cabinet which is well loaded with … Continue reading Reflections While Cooking Dinner…
The highlight is always chocolate pudding.
My mood is like a lung - the in and out of it. Some days it's all like nails down a blackboard - screeching and impossible. It's the sheer amount of work to be done. Cooking, schooling, cleaning, chickens, garden, shopping... it rolls on and on, ignoring the arms of the clock. Imagine if I … Continue reading The Essential Ingredient
I am not a sailor. I get seasick pretty easily and am quite terrified of big weather on land, let alone at sea. But I have heard that one threat to the sea-faring sailor, is the existence of submerged shipping containers, floating invisibly beneath the waves. Imagine the shock of running into one! The thing … Continue reading Submerged Containers
One day, perhaps two months ago, my husband made a comment which caused me to think that our cat is very much like Donald Trump. The deeper we dug into this idea, the truer it seemed. It was a disturbing revelation. Our cat believes he is King. Our cat demands attention as though he were … Continue reading Our Cat vs Donald Trump
Last night, I sent a British friend a message wishing her Happy Mother's Day, just in case they celebrate Mother's Day the same day we do (they don't). Anyway, she sent me an article about Anna Jarvis... the woman who created Mother's Day. It was an interesting read. None of Anna's descendants celebrate Mother's Day … Continue reading Mother’s Day
Gratitude has become a kind of therapy, from what I understand. Well, here are some things I am grateful for right now: ** I am so grateful that my parents and parents-in-law all seem to be getting through all this amazingly well, especially given some of the hurdles that have been thrown in some pathways. … Continue reading Gratitude