Category: About me

Mt. Rainier National Park – aka How we spent our Saturday morning

Living in a place where the earth and the sky meet in the form of snow covered peaks has humbled me these past nine months. It’s impossible not to feel like you’re just one speck of dust on this grand earth when standing in a grove…

The love affair continues

Twenty seven years ago, I fell in love.  It was hard. It was swift.  It was… polyamorous.  

Jubilee 2015!

Our Farmgirl chapter, Back Door Farmgirls, got together on Saturday for our first Jubilee!

My new normal

I’ve been away from my blog for a few weeks, and I’d love to pretend my extended absence was due to some wild adventure.  But alas, I wasn’t scaling the glaciers of Mt. Rainier or kayaking up Puget Sound to commune with the whales….

Changing dreams and determining diagnoses

Someday, I’m going to be a blogger that updates more than once every two weeks. I have the best of intentions and a thousand blog topics in my head, but that’s where they stay firmly rooted – right in my noggin.  Ugh! So a…

Herbal infusions – Nettle tea

Now that I once again rise with the sun (as opposed to life back in Indiana, when I went to bed as the sun was coming up), I’m reconnecting with my herbal studies. Honestly, I’m completely immersing myself in it, especially with what may…

Emotional roller coasters and blood test results

I’m not in the greatest head space while I write this, but I’m going to write it anyway.

Simply delicious breakfasts: Baked Oatmeal

This is one of my favorite recipes.  Simple, delicious, and soooo good cold mornings! I’ve modified it from the original one I found to make it tastier and to serve a smaller family.