Month: July 2013

The One With the Vision…

I was looking forward to working outside, maybe doing some weeding in both my garden and EJ’s garden. When I opened the door to go outside this morning, however, I was very surprised to see that it was raining. It was not a heavy… Continue Reading “The One With the Vision…”

A Philosophy of Used Things

Last night when EJ got home from work, he brought in a box of dishes that he had bought at a thrift shop on his way to work. Wait, before I go further, let me pause to explain our Philosophy of Used Things. I… Continue Reading “A Philosophy of Used Things”

If You Give a Woman a Shovel…

I woke at 8 a.m. and had to immediately begin making challah bread. Challah is a beautifully braided bread used for Shabbat. After preparing the dough, I let it raise for an hour, punch it down and let it raise for another hour, then… Continue Reading “If You Give a Woman a Shovel…”

No Fleas on My Socks

This week started out really well. On Monday I did a little garden work and washed the windows. Meanwhile EJ had found a wooden shelf for a dollar or two at a garage sale that matched the other shelves we have in the kitchen.… Continue Reading “No Fleas on My Socks”

Outside Work

Once again I took Danny for a morning walk rather than our usual afternoon walk so that we could try to beat the heat. I took along a cup of coffee made with our own coffee machine. It’s nice to be able to make… Continue Reading “Outside Work”

The Front Porch Garden

We were still without a coffee machine this morning. Or, rather, we were without the pot that broke the other day. Tuesday my husband made coffee by placing a glass measuring cup in the machine and holding open the doohicky that stops the flow… Continue Reading “The Front Porch Garden”

Little Things Resolved…

When I began this blog, I was intending to write about my garden, but so far this summer I haven’t been out in the garden much! First there was lots of rain, then swarms of mosquitoes, and now we have high heat advisories. It… Continue Reading “Little Things Resolved…”

A Lot of Little Things

Yesterday morning I was waiting for the coffee machine to finishing making the coffee, anticipating the first sip of my first cup of coffee for the day…The coffee machine finished, I pulled out the coffee pot to pour the coffee into my cup…and suddenly… Continue Reading “A Lot of Little Things”

Orientation

We used to have two box fans, but over the winter I accidentally put one of them too close to the woodstove and it melted. We use a fan in the winter to help distribute the heat of the woodstove through the rest of… Continue Reading “Orientation”

Laundry Day

Today we did laundry. When we first moved into our house, the washer and dryer were in the unfinished basement. I had to constantly run down to the basement through our unheated very-cold-in-the-winter back porch to do laundry. So when we redid our downstairs… Continue Reading “Laundry Day”

The Farmer’s Market

I haven’t had much to write about in the last few days. Rain was forecast every day for the last couple of weeks–some days it rained and some days we just got stormy clouds. Every day was hot and humid. Every day the mosquitoes… Continue Reading “The Farmer’s Market”

The Sparrows in the Vines

The vines on my house grow really fast. I noticed vines beginning to creep up my kitchen window. I saw them at the bottom of the window, and then a week or two later they were at the top of the window. It’s spooky… Continue Reading “The Sparrows in the Vines”

Plan A, B, C….

Yesterday we ate the Ground Beef Wellington I had made the day before. As he ate it, my husband kept saying “Oh, wow, this is good…This is DELICIOUS…Oh, wow.” I must say that it was really very good. I will be making it again.… Continue Reading “Plan A, B, C….”

Trying New Recipes and Planting New Things

It rained every day last week, and the forecast is saying that it is going to rain every day this week so there isn’t a lot being done in the garden this week. Outside projects will have to wait. I spent a lot of… Continue Reading “Trying New Recipes and Planting New Things”

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