I have had a taste for soup this season. I've made potato and chicken noodle and tomato. I look forward to making chicken and dumpling soup later this autumn, and trying a new recipe - butternut squash. I've had butternut squash soup once, at a friend's house on New Years Eve 2012, and I want … Continue reading Intentional Soup
Today was a good day for soup and reading and puppy cuddles. I woke up naturally at 6 am. Let the pup outside. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't have to carry him down the steps to the grass this morning. We've gotten a lot of rain recently and the pup does NOT like … Continue reading A day of cuddles
Upkeep on the house has been interesting lately. With younger sister moving back in and chaos still ensuing from clearing everything out of bedrooms and the dining room and living room. And, eventually I've found that taking some quiet time to care for the house plants and watch the bird feeder grounds me. Which, is … Continue reading Another Grounding.
August... is an incredibly hard month for me, usually. It brings back memories of people that I miss. This year, those memories are bitter sweet. My house is being worked on. Things are coming back together. Rooms look like rooms again. And, in the time of 2020, I'm able to call loved ones and check … Continue reading to august
Lately, Hallmark Channel movies have been a blessing to my mental health. Their aesthetics and easy plots are soothing after a long day. I honestly did not know that we could even watch the Hallmark Channel through our cable provider. I don't typically watch cable (save some trash reality TV shows) and honestly haven't watched … Continue reading Sometimes you just need a little angst
brought to us by Isaias. I don't think that there will be much damage where I am from, but I do worry. I also enjoy rainy days when I don't have to leave my house, so I'm looking forward to some quality home time with a book and several cups of tea. I've been isolating … Continue reading august is here
Most of the trees are gone. I haven't written in a while. And, I still miss the trees. Workers brought them down months ago. What is left is less than half of what we used to have. There is more sun. Thee birds are more noticeable. I've become a lot more accustomed to my home, … Continue reading Rooted.
The weather has broken, and I find myself with more headaches than usual. This past month has been difficult. Marshall became very sick seemingly within a few days. Jax, the puppy, is relentlessly playful and mercilessly teething. Marshall wants to play, but does not fancy being bitten. I have not finished a single book this … Continue reading
Social Distancing means books. But it also means the inability to focus on books. So, movies, maybe? But nothing about an apocalypse. Nothing too deep. Everything's too deep. So, a show, maybe? Eight episodes in. Are you still watching? Am I still watching? Probably not. Can't remember. So, cleaning, maybe? But cleaning out old items … Continue reading
Landscapers were outside earlier this week. They are going to remove the dead and dying trees from outside my home. We have been reassured that for every one tree that is removed, three will take its place. This brings a mix of strange feelings. On the one hand, the sun will be able to reach … Continue reading A Mourning.