Archive for May, 2010


Friday, May 28th, 2010

Another day, another step towards wellness. I’m almost completely back to normal – thanks so much for the well wishes. Kisses! Only a couple spells of dizziness today, which I counted as a “Hurrah! Thou Shalt Live One More Day! Now Get Back To Work!” from God. So today I spent Sofía’s nap pulling ivy, […]

Never sicker.

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Holeeee Moleee. I have never been sicker in my life. I’ve been flat on my back for the last two days. Sleeping mostly, except for infrequent and painfully memorable episodes of wakefulness. Those of you who are squeamish should probably stop right here. That probably means you, Dave. What started as an endoscopy/tummy biopsy to […]

A new curtain

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Our latest epic trip to IKEA was fruitful indeed. I got two stands of shelving for the basement – one fat one for tools, and one slimmer one for my ever-expanding collection of canning jars. I got lots of home organization stuff, like an iron-holder that I’m going to bolt on to the side of […]

In which I blather on and on a lot about poultry

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The return of warmer weather – all last week was in the 50’s, and raining! – has gotten me back out into the farm again. It’s big-seed-planting time, when the earth is warm and wet enough for things like beans and corn to swell, burst, push their way out and take off skywards. (Not yet […]

Narcissism? Or just an indication that we’re treating her right?

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Sofía often talks to and about herself in the third person. Usually it’s things like “You are hungry! You wanna thwee animal cwackers!” But lately she’s been awfully sweet to herself. Josh and I just heard her talking in her room after we had put her to bed: “Go to sleep, little darling! Sweet dreams, […]

Upcycle for cuteness

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Latest project: the rehabilitation of an unfortunate piece of fashion disaster that was on its way to the landfill. It had a back laced with seam-binding tape, a long exposed metal front zipper, bra-styled bustier cups, grommeted (!) shoulder straps, and some sort of strange hip-cupping thing that looked like two extra, misplaced bra cups. […]


Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Much to the delight of the evil taskmistress and the guilt of the good hostess in me, Josh’s parents have been spending their vacation slaving away helping me set up the farm. Yesterday we laid the paths completing the Nautilus section of the farm beds and used up every single last chip of mulch doing […]

Covered in BEEEEZ

Friday, May 7th, 2010

No, the farm didn’t go up in smoke, our house didn’t collapse, and we aren’t destitute or internet-less. I’ve simply been, in a word, busy. First my parents came for two weeks, and then Josh’s. They overlapped there in the middle for a few days – I thought it might be nice if they actually […]