Part 10 – 2021 Garden: “Harvest”

Every year we wait. Every summer our garden produces a bountiful of vegetables. Waiting is the absolute worst…yet it has its rewards Started from seeds Our garden tomatoes, we have been eating them, giving them away and next I may blanch them to make either a sauce or diced tomatoes. I’ll use them in stew [...]

Creating a Side Gig from Scratch

My younger daughter is a CCU nurse. She has always enjoyed baking. Almost six months ago our daughter started to design and make cakes, for coworkers and friends. Gradually it morphed into a “word of mouth” side gig business that keeps her steadily busy. Classic Coconut 🥥 Cake Festive & Fun Cake Cool Floral Cake [...]

Blogging…a Family Affair

My daughter recently started a blog. I was not crazy about the name at first. As I get older I realize I need to let things “marinate.” As the name grew on me, I realized this was a perfect name for my daughter’s new blog site. BitchOutOfLuck.com If you decide to take the time to [...]

Part 8 – 2021 Garden: “Two Month Old Garden”

Newly planted garden It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 months already. We have been blessed with rain along with the rain barrel we use. Our garden is thriving. 1 month Garden We already harvested our lettuce. We planted more seeds, we don’t think that took. Oh well…Gardening is an enormous experiment! Some strategies work [...]

Part 6 – 2021 Garden: “Waiting, Waiting…Finally!”

Tomato plant flowering Total experiment this year! I’m not good with unknown variables. These starts began as seeds. Once the seed took, were transplanted a month ago as teeny tiny plants into our garden. I watched them like a hawk as though that would help them grow! Over the last month, we have had rain, [...]

Part 5 – 2021 Garden: “One Month In…”

It’s been one month since we put in our garden Newly planted garden - mid May 2021 It’s been one month. Originally, I was concerned about how small our starts were. Every morning I would check out our garden. As though my looking at the plants would make them grow! One Month Old Garden - [...]

Part 4 – 2021 Garden: “Finally…it’s Planting Time!”

We patiently waited due to overnight cold to plant our garden. These plants are an experiment, all started from seeds. Something we have not tried before. Two days ago we put it in! 2021 Garden Now it finally truly feels like Spring! Now we wait some more, water, nurture and tend our garden. Our Garden [...]

Mother’s Day Memory

I am blessed to have two amazing daughters that know just how to spoil me for Mother’s Day. I arrived to see this beautiful table setting. Mother’s Day Brunch Table We talked for a little while, we discovered my daughter & her husband have a mama bird who made a nest right outside their kitchen [...]

Part 3 – 2021 Garden: “It’s Almost Time”

We have been watering a tiny bit every day. We are so close to putting in our garden. Next weekend, is our target date. Our Experiment...the starts Garden just waiting to be filled Waiting does not come naturally for me. Gardening has taught me faith, hope & patience. #thepatientgardener