taking stock

There have been terrible things happening lately. Not that terrible things aren't happening all the time; they are. But these terrible things seem to be happening closer to home, and many people in my circle are being personally affected, and therefore I am feeling the sadness more acutely. So I am choosing to project the… Continue reading taking stock


crispy, creamy donuts (these are so, so good!)

I found this recipe here and made it and it worked SO WELL that I felt it necessary to: a. use ALL CAPS to describe it; and b. share it with you. You are welcome 🙂 Crispy, Creamy Donuts 2 (.25 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees) 1… Continue reading crispy, creamy donuts (these are so, so good!)


youthful exuberance

I don't know about you, but I could be reminded more often that it's okay to exhibit silliness, joyfulness, and youthful exuberance. My daughter just swooped in for lunch, with her beautiful friend Phoenix, and as I worked away at the computer, they swarmed the kitchen and created food for themselves, all the while chatting… Continue reading youthful exuberance


laundry soap

Last year my husband and I put up a clothesline.  Our electric clothes dryer seemed to be running for hours every day, so it seemed prudent to try and alleviate a portion of our electric bill, if nothing else. This frugal step led me into a whole new world of laundry heaven. I not only… Continue reading laundry soap