Encouragement

Encouragement

Under a pink and purple sunrise,  watching the sun come up and turn the dark clouds into the most glorious looking cotton candy, it was hard to remember the world was being ransacked by a virus.  Looking up at that giant sky as I filled water buckets for the animals,  I felt extremely small. A small person in the midst of a giant universe, with giant problems.  I think we’ve…

My I Don’t List

My I Don’t List

Can we be honest for a minute? Because we live in a world that almost demands we show the best portions of our life, only the best, and you hide the dirty, messy, dark, stinky portions away. In this age of Instagram perfect kitchens, and FB posts about how wonderful our significant others are, I want to share something with you too. It’s called my I Don’t list. Not to be…

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

I am not good at a lot of things. For example, being on time for….well, anything. And blogging as it turns out, as this is my first real post since…well, March. Ahem. So, let that sink as I, April, present to you a cranberry sauce recipe before Christmas (read: not after). It’s like a Christmas miracle. Ok, now that we’ve covered that lets get on with the cranberry sauce. This…

Where am I?

Where am I?

Where am I, and how on earth did I get here? Wasn’t I just 15 yesterday? When did my life change from just trying to pass math class to trying to keep about a billion little critters alive? This was my contemplation this morning, under a purple pink sky, holding a hose, filling a chicken waterer for what felt like the umpteenth time. Fat little meat birds scrambling around my…

Pause

Pause

Do you wish there was a pause button in life? A sunset, a moment, something magical and wonderful – pause. Stop. Don’t make me go any further than here. Let me just stay here for awhile and bask in the moment. Have you seen the show How I Met Your Mother? The iconic couple Marshall and Lily have a pause rule when they have a fight so they can stop…

Snow Day Chocolate Cake

Snow Day Chocolate Cake

When I make this cake I always think of my sister. I won’t ever be able to make it and not think of her (unless I’m like 92 and can’t remember my own name but I doubt I’ll be baking cake then so….) When we were young teenagers, trapped home alone during a snow day, we took to the kitchen! Much to Mother’s dismay. We rarely made anything good in…