chicken mole

Spicy and deeply flavorful, a labor of love, inspired by humor. . . . → Read More: chicken mole

joy to the world

A few days into December, I was reflecting on how beneficial the November gratitude challenge is for me โ€“ the impetus to write daily warms me up for other writing, and the topic itself is nurturing to my soul. I decided I would like to adopt a topic for December to continue the motivation to . . . → Read More: joy to the world

love is

love is takeout gyros and movie rentals, a scenic drive home on the bay road so we can relax at home.

love is lighting sparklers by ourselves in the yard on the 4th, then heading to bed before the fireworks even think about starting.

love is asking me for a shopping list on Friday . . . → Read More: love is

seven ~ forever is composed of nows

at this life stage, i like to go to the grocery store fewer than once per week, but i went two consecutive days in a row last week. rich asked me to buy him some ricolas, and at the same time we realized we were getting low on t.p. (low for people in middle age, . . . → Read More: seven ~ forever is composed of nows

~thankful thursday~ the slightly belated conclusion

the three of us took a winding sunday drive along the river to cut ourselves a christmas tree. when we got to the one we would take home, a hawk flew overhead and called out. it was such an easy decision at that point. (i mean, how do other families choose a tree?) . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ the slightly belated conclusion

star date 95577.75

today we celebrate our six year anniversary! one thing about the shortest, coldest days of the year that warms my heart, is that i found the love of my life during this part of the year. if there is anything symbolic of the return of the sun to my life, it is his love for . . . → Read More: star date 95577.75

~thankful thursday~ stoking the gratitude fire

looking around on a day like this, prepping for a big feast, itโ€™s easy to feel gratitude for all the abundance surrounding us. the food is bountiful and fresh, the boy cranking the apple slicer has grown into a competent helper, loved ones are close at hand, and a kitty is in the empty ham box. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ stoking the gratitude fire

five years of love and light

retrospective… 4… 3… 2… 1…

y’all, it’s been five years since i fell in love with this man!

five biggies from this past year:

our first trip to the e.r. as a couple; sickness and health: check. we found dragon house 2.0, in all its wood . . . → Read More: five years of love and light

simmering a rew part 2 ~ heat thoroughly

continued from simmering a rew part 1

<3 <3 <3

the demise of summer/fall seems to be what prompts me to traditionally pull some cards from the two decks full of magic and bioluminescence that i keep on hand for inspiration and affirmation, and once again i pulled some for my . . . → Read More: simmering a rew part 2 ~ heat thoroughly

four years

 

“You do something to me

Something that simply mystifies me

Tell me, why should it be

You have the power to hypnotize me

Let me live ‘neath your spell

You do that voodoo that you do so well“

~bing . . . → Read More: four years