My current favorites:

Because blogging assumes that the internet cares about the minute details of one’s life, I will now share my current favorite things: TV shows Revolution Arrow Castle (still) NCIS (still) Sherlock (still) Doctor Who (always) Books Just read the first two books of Divergent. Saving up for the last one. Good reads but not for…

“It’s only a model…”

The other day my mother gave me a piece of my childhood.  Well, several pieces, really.  I have been coveting her anodized aluminum pots since I was a teenager.  They were sturdy, could go from the stovetop to the oven, and cooked quickly and evenly. More importantly, I can’t remember a time when these pots…

Aaaaahhh….

Can you hear that?  That is the sound of the end of a semester.  The exams are done, the prayers over the tests and papers have been said, and you’re just waiting for grades.  I’m feeling particularly relaxed about the end of this semester because I have decided what I’m going to do with my…

Can you dig it?

I know, a hopelessly horrible title.  But I’m excited! “But, why?”  You ask? Our garden will be “go!” next Saturday!  Whether the weather cooperates or not, I will have seeds in the ground.  There are plans to plant the corn in our community garden on the fifth, and Handsome and I will take the opportunity…

Easter, et al.

Would you hate me if I posted my Easter post now?  I got distracted by a number of things.  Plus, it can be stressful going through photos late at night.  I kinda shelved it and never got back to finish editing.  So here is my belated Easter (and other things from Easter weekend) summary.  But,…

The Holidays

Edit:  I intended to get a picture of my cupcakes up this morning.  My plans were foiled by four greedy little hands and two hungry little mouths.  If you ever intend to take a picture of something edible, please do not leave it on the kitchen table even if you think the gate will stop…

Ruminating…

Since my back was out for the 4th consecutive day, we ditched schoolwork and watched Food Network all day. I feel a little better having that on since I can pretend they’re learning something. And when I pretend I’m raising the next Cat Cora or Bobby Flay. Hey, one of them needs to make it…

Marvelous Minestrone

Growing up, I was convinced that my mom had the best recipes. Her food was better than anyone’s. These days, I’ve decided that it’s because it was mostly homemade.  We may not have been the most well-off at times, but my mom took the groceries and made magic. This minestrone is a perfect example. It…