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…

“I wish I may, I wish I might…”

It’s funny.  I always thought you decided what you were going to be when you grew up when you were…well, not grown up.  For example, I was entirely convinced that I was going to be a Latin teacher.  I was good at it, thoroughly enjoyed both the language and Roman culture, and there are too,…

“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…

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,…

My Kingdom for a Garden!

In Idaho, winter seems to linger twice as long.  It must like our small mountains and windswept plains.  It certainly enjoys gnawing at the edges of our coats (and sanity) with dull, aching cold.  Each snowfall sits atop the last, creating layers of crystalline snow and crisp ice that refuse to completely melt until June….

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…