Month: October 2021


Halloween 2021

#1 daughter and the little girls came over for Hallowe’en. I followed instructions from Maegan Brown  to make cure and fun food. We also had cupcakes with extreme sprinkles and cute toppers. The girls dressed up in Belle costumes. They […]


Pantry Improvement

It’s the last day of Pantry Week, and I got my wayward pantry in somewhat better order. I took everything out (except for the top shelf) and consolidated things, tossed old things, and reorganized for optimum usefulness. I was reminded […]


A Healthy Weight

I’ve gained enough to be back at a healthy weight. In the doctor’s office yesterday, I was at 114, which is good. At home, it’s 111, but I’m still okay with that. My kidney function is still poor and I […]


Pantry Week 2021

It’s Pantry Week on the HGP. I’ve ordered my turkey (from Blue Apron) as instructed and made Cowboy Cookies for the freezer. I’ve got all the children’s presents and will wrap them this week. I’ve invited the young people for […]

#Ignite Your Magic

Fashion Design Dream

I dreamed I was designing a fashion collection inspired by the Aran Islands, or possibly Iceland. One of the guys in Sunday school class told me about his visit to the Aran Islands and how the ocean was badly behaved. […]

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Ignite Your Magic

I’m working through a workbook called Ignite Your Magic: A Self-Discovery Journal: Prompts and Exercises to Inspire Personal Growth. Absolutely not my usual cup of tea. However, I have been thinking along with so many others about what the new normal might […]


The Best Laid Plans…

“Robbie Burns said the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft aglae. That means often go wrong. But which mouse plans was he really homing in on?” It seems quite possible that my Christmas gift plans are going […]


A Lack of Savoir-Faire

Savoir-faire was my Word this year. Or perhaps I should say that it is my word, but maybe not. Today I went back to in-person church, and felt inept. I was announcing the passing of the peace, and that went […]


Farmlands Adventure

We went to the local farm amusement site. The littlest of the Littles rode the ponies about five times, and in between she pranced around saying, “I ride a horse!” She always wants to ride at her big sister’s riding […]


Back to Choir

One skein finished for the blue Lady Gansey. I went back to choir. It was very nice and natural to be back singing. Diabetes class was fun in its own way, and educational, but also bit fraught. I feel like […]