Archive for August, 2009

yes we are here

the mastitis is gone. my hard drive has failed. i’ve lost every picture i had of my kids. the weather is changing to fall. i am planting mums. i am at the apple store right now hoping they will replace my hard drive and let me keep the old one for a bit while i wrestle inner demons trying to decide if i can spend close to a THOUSAND DOLLARS trying to get my photos.

what would you do? i have to say a break from the internet is ok but i do miss you all.


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i think i’m coming down with mastitis. see how sweetly she naps on me. love heals.

still an iphone blogger. miss my laptop for easier typing.

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little things

sometimes the smallest shifts in energy make space for us to breath. to be. to feel a little bit alright. all right. part right.

today we took a short walk in the fields with my mom and her dogs. the bean held rhyson’s leash (the corgi) with such joy and care. they ran together – their little legs like the perfect fit. my heart welled and it took a deep breath.

we found a few small pinecones which we picked up and carried home with us.

i would like to have a nature table. i would like to get rid of more plastic and create a waldorf inspired play space. i would like to do more hand work and have zero tv.

more inspiring though. more to the point in this time is the idea of our rhythm being an in breath and an out breath. there is something i can be guided by. that is what we shall do.

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trim him

this morning i trimmed his hair. then i let him eat a cookie. i confess.

(my laptop decided to kaput yesterday. i am hoping the apple people can save it and i haven’t lost everything. meanwhile iphone posts will have to do.)

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this morning we savored more summer at the pond.

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a summer recipe

potato salad that stood in at my little picnic with the kids as a meal:

i am not putting exact quantities because i didn’t measure and because i don’t think you can go too far wrong.

  1. first wash, cut up and boil in salted water your potatoes.  i had enough to fill my 3.5 quart pot about halfwayish.
  2. while potatoes cook brown some sausage.  i used breakfast sausage from the farm that i crumbled.  once browned set it aside to cool.
  3. once the potatoes are cooked soft (but not falling apart) drain them and sprinkle with vinegar (i used a little white and some red wine).
  4. set potatoes aside to cool.
  5. while cooling dice up on onion and a few small summer squash.  set them in a low bowl and squeeze lemon juice over them.
  6. chop up some fresh herbs (basil, parsley, dill would all work.  i used sage and tarragon.)
  7. now combine everything in a bowl.  add a large scoop or mayonaise (i love lemonaise) and an equal portion of sour cream.
  8. salt and pepper to taste.


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i was inspired by soulemama’s blog this week to take a shot at savoring summer. it has been hot hot hot here and i do not handle that kind of heat well so i have been hiding inside near the window air conditioner. before this heat wave it has been mostly cool or rainy here so summer is a bit of a missing person.

but she makes it look so…nice (as she does with everything) and so i wanted to at least try. yesterday afternoon we all put on our homemade bugspray (i am so proud of it) and hit the back yard. yes, i think going out to the backyard was savoring summer. i filled the kiddie pool with about one inch of water, added cups and balls and boats, grabbed my knitting, and settled in to savor summer.

you know what? it was nice. truly nice. and today is a better day.

she helped me knit

she helped me knit

then she drank my tea

then she drank my tea

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