Category Archives: gratitude

Like Walking to Mordor… Holiday Knitting.

Well not exactly like walking to Mordor. Better, actually, because there are no orcs and I’ve got Netflix, Trader Joe’s dark chocolate covered peppermint JoJos, and instant hot chocolate instead of lembas bread. Ok, the analogy is a stretch, I’ll … Continue reading

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A simple old life.

  I love these things about my simple life. 1. important messages writ large in sidewalk chalk. 2. The 3 year old who lives at the end of the block bringing offerings of little yellow wildflowers because she is (not … Continue reading

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The Sonora Celtic Faire was…

…in a word? Bloody brilliant! The weekend started out spectacularly when I fell down our stairs at 5:30 in the morning (that’ll larn me to try to walk without coffee) and pulled and strained a bunch of things that are … Continue reading

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Still Life On Mountain

The huge horrible task of taking our very overgrown and wild yard down to bare earth and creating a fire-safe zone around the cabin is done. The last of the bags of detritus went off to the slash pile this … Continue reading

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Stormy weather.

The Nuthouse is finally beginning to resemble a place where someone lives.┬áThe weather has started to turn from hot hot summer to crisp autumn. Days are still warm, but the nights and mornings… oh they aren’t so warm. The Nuthouse … Continue reading

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Settling in.

I think my favorite part of moving in is finding the little things that make something feel like it’s yours, like you live here and not some other person whose life is unfamiliar. I love making a new place pretty … Continue reading

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A nice cup of tea.

Holy cow, we made it. We moved in. We live on top of a mountain, now. And now? Settling in with a nice cup of tea. My favorite tea is from Harney & Sons and is their Russian Country blend. … Continue reading

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