Burning Hands Hot Sauce ~~~ I got five pounds of organic mixed hot peppers this week and was determined to try making a batch of my own raw hot sauce. But, in my haste to get thing done today, I made a bit of a big oversight. I didn’t have any rubber gloves, in case the peppers bothered my skin,… Read more »
This Old House ~~~ I just got an email from Bob Vila. Even though it was SPAM, I still feel nostalgic, and, oddly, like renovating something.
Our annual attempt at family photos…. this year went surprisingly well, without any complaining or resistance to sit in one place for five minutes! I guess we are maturing!
The Summer just seems to be flying by. Between flooded basements and out-of-town visitors, we haven’t been able to all sit down together for a little “circle time” for awhile. So, today, we purposely scheduled it in, and spent a half hour or so “unplugged” and connecting. Today we talked about self-care, and how important it is to care well… Read more »
Flo’s friend, Megan, came back from Montana, braving a twelve day stay with our family to visit with Flo. Despite our basement flooding twice right before she arrived, and several other stressful events, she and Flo had fun hanging out, visiting old friends and just catching up and creating some new memories. As I get ready to go to sleep to… Read more »
After noticing a sizable black spot, that looked like mold, on the ceiling of our bedroom closet, we had to force ourselves not to think the worst. After our recent basement floods and failed HVAC system, we were thinking maybe a leaky roof or condensation causing mold. Oh no! Since it was nighttime, and the coolest time to check things out… Read more »
We have a crazy schedule this week, so we had to schedule our May Day or Beltane family circle a couple days prior to May 1st. Nonetheless, we talked about the significance of the day, the shifts in seasons, and the things we’re looking forward to this Summer. The beginning of summer heralds an important time, for the winter is… Read more »
Due to scheduling conflicts, our Spring Equinox celebration was a bit belated. But, we managed to all sit down tonight for a simple candle ceremony, where we place a candle in some dirt and reflect upon and share new beginnings we’d like to start in our lives. “I light this candle in honor of Ostara, the Spring Equinox! I honor… Read more »
It was late by the time everyone sat down, but we wanted to just take a few minutes to reflect on a few of the spiritual traditions that lend meaning to the day [to us]. We are at the midway point between Winter and Spring. Candlemas or Imbolc is a day of hope and light. It is a time to… Read more »
The New Year has started off with a quick stride, leaving little time for our peripheral intentions to make the final cut on the to-do list. However, today, we were gifted a quiet day at home due to the snowy Winter weather. While six to eight inches of snow sat awaiting redistribution in our driveway, we convened in our living… Read more »