A Whole Lot of Podcasts

A Whole Lot of Podcasts

I am one of those people who can’t have a quiet house. Well, I can’t have a quiet house with three kids, but when it’s just Molly and me at home and I’m trying to get housework done, I have chore-ADD. I clean a counter, put away a few dishes, move half a load of laundry — basically I … Continue reading

The Menu This Week

The Menu This Week

Here’s what we’re eating this week: Sunday: Rotisserie Chicken, Lentil Soup (I mentioned it here, but recipe is here), Cheesy Baked Rice, and Buttered Peas Monday: Mixed Greens Salad, Roasted Golden Beets, leftover chicken and soup Tuesday: Stir-fried Vegetables over rice or noodles (I took the easy way when buying vegetables this week, I bought a prepared … Continue reading

It’s Friday, I’m in Love

It’s Friday, I’m in Love

A journal, a post, a craft and a goal ~~~ I’ve had various notebooks floating around for menu planning: I have one where I scribble the week’s menu as I’m hashing it out. Then one where I jotted down recipes I wanted to make and didn’t want to forget. Then yet another where I wanted … Continue reading

Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things

I was going back through some photos I took over this past year and found these from a day that I visited Longwood Gardens and played around with some macro filters. The day was incredibly hot and sunny, so not ideal conditions for lovely, soft photography. My face was sweating into my camera, every sky I … Continue reading

Those Aren’t Pillows: Thanksgiving Movies 2014

Those Aren’t Pillows: Thanksgiving Movies 2014

If, by chance, you are still holding out starting Christmas movies because it’s mid-November, then I have some Thanksgiving movies for you. Unfortunately there aren’t many, but thankfully (see what I did there?) my Friends help fill in the gap. Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Steve Martin and John Candy, classic John Hughes. Funny and awkward, it … Continue reading

It’s Friday, I’m in Love

It’s Friday, I’m in Love

I’ve been listening to Barenaked Ladies’ Stunt album this week. I love music from my youth that I can sing along with really really loudly. Bonus points for embarrassing my children. (My personal favorite song: Call and Answer) I finally finished watching How I Met Your Mother. And I actually really like the way it … Continue reading

Halloween Movies 2014

Halloween Movies 2014

As I posted last year, holiday movies are a big part of our celebration season. The requirements are simple: on theme with the holiday, enjoyable to watch over and over, cheesy, and quotable. (And for Halloween movies, these are NOT scary. Family friendly isn’t a requirement, but I do not like horror movies.) I’ve added a couple of … Continue reading

Soup Season

I start a lot of seasons with grand declarations: It’s the Summer of Pie! The Spring of Salads! I don’t always stick to those plans, or even follow through much. But it makes me feel better heading into a new season with a Plan Or at least feeling like I have a Plan. And then … Continue reading

Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake

This winter, man. I think for a lot of us we have an extended case of the winter blues. Certainly for my family we are in the throes of an “EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE” state of being. We all have cabin fever. School schedules have been intermittent. The only constants are that we are all here in … Continue reading

Half Marathon in 2014

Half Marathon in 2014

I have been a casual runner for a couple of years now. I have run a few 5Ks, and up until now, haven’t really set any particular goals other than “run a little farther next time.” And the fact that I’m turning 35 this year has me thinking a lot about where I am physically. … Continue reading