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

A Failed Experience Taught Me To Persevere

Last year I made Easter Bread for Easter. Somehow I managed to make an unleavened bread (I am Catholic) but that’s not what I was going for! haha! I was defeated...realizing the Easter Bread got the best of me. I researched Easter Bread recipes. I ran across this one: Traditional Easter Bread Recipe The ingredients [...]

Part 1 – 2021 Garden: “The Starts”

As I get older I am discovering the value in every season. Right now it’s springtime. Now is the time to plant starts. The Beginning Springtime buds Seedlings budding! Emerging onion start We are trying an experiment...to create our garden from seed. To literally “start” our garden from seed. Our beans have not emerged yet. [...]

Turbulent & Chaotic Times

I have not posted in a long time. I am navigating the covid restrictions, vaccinations, world news and random pop up riots. These times are trying and stressful. During chaotic times I need to “center” myself. Some people may call it “grounding themselves.” I try to eat properly, get enough sleep, keep connected with family [...]

Part 5 – 2020 Garden Journal: “& That’s A Wrap!”

After Labor Day we know we are getting close to the end of the gardening cycle. The last 4 months we began, nurtured and waited in anticipation like new parents for the new growth and buds. We are nearing the time to dismantle the garden. “All good things come to an end” Home grown tomatoes [...]

My 5 Prongs for WellBeing

Disclaimer: I have been reflecting on covid, the lockdowns and the “shadow effects” we are now seeing. I am not a doctor, therapist, social worker, psychologist. The thoughts expressed in this blog piece are my own. If you are having difficulty, if you are experiencing loss or a lack of mental wellbeing, talk to a [...]