Category Archives: Challenges

Reinforced Shelving and Pesto Bread

I used to hate winter. Now I love it – well, I don’t love the cold but I do love the time inside for projects and especially love whipping up some comfort food. Reinforced Shelving A couple of months ago, … Continue reading

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My Next Refrigerator Will Be Dumb and Non-Magical

Around eighteen months ago, the refrigerator that came with the house began to die. In truth, it had been dying for a year or more before that, but it was finally becoming too much. And as usually happens, the end … Continue reading

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Spinning Plates and Self-Care

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about choosing direct primary care. I promised you an update and here it is… Direct Primary Care – I Love It Having met twice with my new doctor, the owner and operator of … Continue reading

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High Hopes and Fingers Crossed

High Hopes and Fingers Crossed The weather is absolutely beautiful, isn’t it?! I have spent a good deal of the past four days outside gardening. We’ve cleared parts of the yard, burned brush, planted seeds, and finished installing the rest … Continue reading

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The Multi-Generational Family

Within seconds of waking up this morning, before my eyes had fully focused in the gloom, I was hit with yet another epiphany. All of my life I’ve dreamed of what it would be like to have a multi-generational family … Continue reading

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Bathtub Epiphanies

All it took was lukewarm water to cement the idea in my head. Well, that and a stolen wheelbarrow. I’ll explain. On Saturday, the weather was fantastic, and I was eager to get back out in the yard and get … Continue reading

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My New Life

I’ve been pretty quiet, but that is because I’m getting used to this new life – one in which I’m the primary caregiver to my dad. It takes up most of my days, between multiple home health visits, to doctor’s … Continue reading

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Code Violation Painting (and more!) Party

Some of the best advice I have ever gotten (and heeded) is this: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The worst that can happen is that someone says “no.” So here is my latest “Oh my, I have to … Continue reading

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Work on The Cottage…and More

Work on The Cottage We have been busy bees on The Cottage and have nearly completed the demo of all rooms except the front living room. So far, we have filled and dumped six truckloads at the local dump. I … Continue reading

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Winding Down Those Classes

I taught an ice creams class yesterday at North Kansas City Library. We tasted six different ice creams and sorbets: Pineapple Sorbet, Strawberry Cream, Coffee, Raspberry Sorbet, Mint Chip, and Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate. I’ve posted all of the recipes … Continue reading

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