Hello Friends, Once upon a time, I was a pumpkin farmer. Okay, that was a slight exaggeration intended for dramatic effect...but really, I used to grow pumpkins. A lot of pumpkins. About half an acre or so, just for myself and my family. I was married then, and my in-laws had land with a water … Continue reading It’s October, the Best and Most Beautiful Month of the Year
Dear Friends, Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night with your heart racing, burning up, only to get chills the moment you toss the covers off? So exhausted that you're physically nauseous and think, "is this it? Am I actually dying right now? Am I even going to make it until morning??" … Continue reading I’m Making Some Life Changes, Because Stress is Making Me Sick
Hello Friends! Happy beautiful October! Can you believe it? It finally feels like fall! I actually had to turn on the heat this weekend. It was also the weekend of my Friends Warming party, and the weather was perfect for a fire in the fire pit. Well...almost. It ended up being a little rainy, so … Continue reading Mediterranean Monday: Pumpkin Dip!
Dear Friends, We've all heard the term "instant gratification". In today's world of technology and instant access to everything at our fingertips, society as a whole has been accused of seeking instant gratification. Of being unwilling to wait for anything, but instead needing to have it all, and have it now. Is patience, and putting … Continue reading Patience and Delayed Gratification
Hello Friends! I cut the last of my sunflowers and some Zinnias last weekend, and I realized my growing season has reached its end. The time has come to clear the Zinnias and plant the perennials I bought for the bee and butterfly garden back in July. In order to prevent transplant sock during the … Continue reading September Tomatoes and the End of 2018 Gardening
Dear Friends, I'll kick it right off with step #1 - procrastinate on scheduled blog posting! Yesterday was the scheduled date for my next life talks series post, but it was just one of those days. I checked in with my class schedule and realized how much work I have to do this week. Immediately after that I … Continue reading Managing a Busy Life
Dear Friends, First of all...I apologize for not getting a post up last Thursday. To those of you who have insomnia, you have my deepest sympathies! I used to have problems with this many moons ago, but it's mostly gone the way of vaudevillians and parachute pants until recently. For some silly reason, I've been … Continue reading A Rambling September Life Update