Thankful

For the quiet mornings when Baby Bee has slept all night in her bed and I get to spend the few, precious moments waking up snuggled up with Big Daddy. For the happy, snugly piles of girls who climb into our bed and find places to fit. For Angus, who likes to sleep in the…

Last Minute Thanksgiving Activities

‘Twas the day before Thanksgiving The kids are off school. You’re cooking and baking like a deranged fool. You realize, too late, that the kids are real bored. And a million dollars wouldn’t be enough to entice you to the store. So what should you? Something simple, here’s how. Entertain your kids with what’s in…

Post-Gallbladder update

So, my gallbladder is gone now.  Today is my fourth day post surgery and I’m happy to report that I’m doing pretty well at this point.  I’m sore and stiff and not 100%, but I’m feeling pretty good. Prior to my surgery, I spent some time reading about what people’s experiences with surgery were like. …

ZOMG! It’s Turkey Week! AND! The Menu Plan!

I’m writing form my very own land of counterpane.  I’m getting lots of love and attention from Big Daddy and the girls and Angus, the cat, who makes it his job to make sure I get lots of love and cuddles. I’ll be posting a bit of an update tomorrow to give a little account…

Overcome

I’m not sure how I got here.  Somehow, in the midst of all the small, mundane parts of life I awoke one morning to find that I’m living in some kind of a state of bliss.  It’s a place I didn’t imagine existed.  A place where the things I had dreamt of as a child…

It’s Gallbladder Friday!

As you’re reading this, I’m in the process of having my gallbladder removed from my body. Well, I might not be in surgery and if you don’t read this until, like, Wednesday of next week I probably will be feeling better and back to being my own sweet self and won’t be in the process…

Sausage, Apple and Sourdough Stuffing

Thanksgiving is coming.  Next week.  Next week at this time, our turkeys will be thawing in the fridge and we’ll probably have baked a pie or two.  Our menu will be planned. I want to start by saying that this isn’t my favorite stuffing.  That stuffing is made every year by my Daddy.  It’s a…

Rules

Earlier this month something terrible happened at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.  A little boy, just a toddler, was being held on the railing over the zoo’s painted dog exhibit.  Something awful happened and the little boy ended in the exhibit with 11 high order predators.  He did not survive. I don’t want to…

Short lived gall bladder–AND the menu plan!

Yes, after three and a half years of nursing along my angsty gall bladder, it’s finally coming out. Of course, it’s decided to spend the last three days acting up in spectacular fashion leaving me to yell in the direction of my stomach “I’m glad you’re leaving! JERK!” The idea of having relief is actually…