Category Archives: Challenges

Perennial Succulents and The Back Fence is DONE!

Oh, happy days, my loyal readers! I am pleased to finally announce that the back perimeter of our properties has been fully secured. D’Oh! But first, a little pie in face. We went out this morning, bright and early, and … Continue reading

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Fences, Elderberries, and a Migraine

Migraines Suck Have I mentioned my amazing husband recently? Or my amazing daughter? If not, then let me take a moment to tell you about them. Today I was felled by a stress-induced migraine. I get them so very rarely … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward – A Year in Review

With just a week left in 2017, I’ve taken a break from formatting and marketing to reflect back on 2017 and also to look forward at what 2018 has in store for us… Loss and Gain There have been some … Continue reading

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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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