Expressing Ourselves

I dig my hands into the dirt and plant a garden. I sit at my keyboard and let a storyline drum through my head until it finds its way to the screen. I expose my weaknesses and fears so I can overcome obstacles that once were. I share my triumphs because I want to be... Continue Reading →

Preserving Peas for Next Year

This is the first year I'm attempting to save dried peas for next planting season. The process has been easy. I simply left some pods on the vine and let them dry in the hotter summer sun. When I ripped the plants out of the ground to put in a more seasonal summer crop, I... Continue Reading →

Patio: Our Big Little DYI Part 5.1

The nicest thing about last week’s progress is that most of it was done by hired professionals. Last Wednesday we were expecting the crew to arrive at 7am, though at 6:15am I heard the sweet sounds of Spanish floating around the yard and our dog started to go nuts. The workers were early! I shoved... Continue Reading →

Patio. Our Big Little DIY: Part 1

I want to have the hang out house. This is the story about our summer DIY project. We have about 2.5 acres of land, with the flattest land being towards the back of the property. This is not ideal for gatherings in the least! While I blog often about my social anxiety, the truth is... Continue Reading →

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