A New Heritage

There are things that are a blight on my past; dark smudges that keep my memories from having a pristine quality. Some of these smudges were made by my own reactions, but reactions are caused by actions of others. A decade ago, I would have taken on full responsibility for both the actions and reactions,…

Chopping Onions

Chopping Onions I don’t know that I’ve ever met anyone who enjoys chopping onions.  It’s a little tedious.  They make your hands smell, and your eyes tear up.  For me, though, for many years, chopping onions brought anxiety. Back in 2009, we were in the process of leaving a church.  The pastor’s wife had a…

Process of Elimination

I knew a couple of years ago, that there would be some changes in our future.  About 4 months ago, I really started feeling it, and told my husband.  Right around that time, things actually starting shifted around in our lives. For one, we put one of our houses on the market.  We had one…

Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Peace, Please

It seems like when I think things are swinging into peaceful, non-weird, non-dramatic times, something chaotic, weird, and dramatic happens. Then I can’t sleep because I’m worried about it. Then all my senses are on edge, and I’m cranky. As time goes on, it get easier to roll with the punches. Recovery time is less….

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Rainy Afternoon

Over the last couple of days, I’ve tried out a few recipes that I’ve had in my head.  I’m going to test at least one of them again, and if successful a second time around, I’ll post the recipe on here.  I am pleased with how it turned out the first time, so fingers crossed….

Monday, October 8, 2018 – Groggily Tired

I don’t get much rest on Sundays, so generally my “Sabbath” is on Mondays, (except for the responsibilities that will always be there like cooking and home school.)  I’m sitting here typing on my laptop, a bit chilled from the walk I went on this morning, and pretty much trying to not fall asleep as…

Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Early Morning

I wanted to make a post yesterday, but was too busy.  I got some great pictures of the property, both in the morning of the sunrise and in the afternoon when there was a lovely rainbow to be seen.  However, I ran out of time. I’m also out of time this morning.  I have to…

Cooking Basics: Making Garlic Oil

Basics:  Making Garlic Oil Nearly every October or November, Dad and I plant garlic.  Garlic is rather prolific.  From one clove, you’ll get a whole head of garlic.  And since you cover the garlic bed with straw, you have little weeding to do. Last year, Dad and the kids did the garlic planting for us…