Friday, February 28, 2014

today {with a side of sheng}

this morning, i drove marian downtown to bsu
for day 2 of a student council conference.
it was a good excuse to grab some guru donuts
in trade for my long, early round-trip commute.
later, i drove back to bsu to pick her up.
a good excuse to get some green juice
to balance out my decadent morning.
in less than 2 hours,
she needs to be back there again.
thankfully, she's carpooling tonight.
okay, we had a last-minute family fall-out
where my limits were exceeded.
she did not go back for the dance.
as a result, i feel a mixture of
mostly guilt +
feeling like maybe i made the right call.
she was sound asleep at 8pm.

if you lived here you'd know
that there is some idiotic traffic in this city.
frustratingly outdated infrastructure
that encourages hasty bad decisions.
careless drivers doing some really stupid stuff.
like a too-slow, swooping merge
across several lanes into 50 mph traffic.
right in front of me.

my nerves are shot.

and, what is happening here?

i'm not an expert, but i'm pretty sure
it's supposed to sound a little more like this

Wednesday, February 26, 2014



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

{big sigh of relief}

jan just called
to say that her brain surgery yesterday
went very well.
she even said it was easy.
damn, jan.

this picture is from 2002.
emily was 8, marian was 2½

own side

Monday, February 24, 2014

for jan

this morning,
our friend jan is having surgery.
she is so close to our hearts,
and today we are holding her even closer.

please send her
your good thoughts, prayers, and love.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


there's room for you, too.
right here

p.s. those are laurie's produce bags up there.
they are truly the best.
check them out here.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

california almonds giveaway

i won!

there are still 8 more days,
with a winner every day this month.

be the first to ♥ the california almonds
lifehack instagram post here.

here's what you win:
1 pound bag of whole almonds,
1 pound of slivered almonds,
1 pound of almond flour,
1 jar of almond butter!


read all about it here.

this is not a sponsored post, i just won!
and i hope you win, too!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


this sweet, cuddly baby girl
is twenty years old today.
how is that possible?

i love you, emmy.

p.s. thank goodness she's still sweet & cuddly.
p.p.s. those tiny navy blue clogs are on my bookshelf.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

indigo girls

do you love them?
i sure do.
and on letterman...

Saturday, February 15, 2014


it's not quite spring,
but things are thawing
right here

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

homemade applesauce

we had some beautiful, organic apples
that got soft & mushy & unappealing.

today, we turned those mushy apples into
homemade applesauce
no biggie.

ned did all of the peeling 

here are our unappetizing apples

we made our applesauce with just
{peeled & cored & chopped}
& cinnamon
{we also added a little water in the beginning}
simmered on the stove for about an hour
when they were finished cooking,
we let them cool.
then we used a potato masher to,
you know, mash them.

it turned out great.
sweet, tart, cinnamon-y.

our applesauce is ned approved

have a listen to pete seeger
singing about old apples:
click here, then click on old apples.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

roasted cabbage with almonds & garlic

sliced cabbage
sliced almonds
sliced garlic
olive oil, salt, pepper
roasted at 350°for about 40 minutes
note: i flipped the "slices" with a spatula 
when they started looking too dry

these were delicious.
like a giant brussels sprout.

saw it here first

Thursday, February 6, 2014

heartfelt rings {from tiny owl knits}

heartfelt rings!
first, you knit them, then, you felt them.

i made three this afternoon.
cute, quick, easy, & free!
from stephanie of tiny owl knits.

find the free pattern PLUS
a video knit-along on her blog here.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

know what?

tomato butt
i took this picture in 2003

kiwi butt
i took this picture today {it's on instagram}

i have been cultivating this sense of humor
for a long, long time.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

it's missy's birthday

◄be awesome today►
{see suggestions here}

happy birthday to my best friend

Sunday, February 2, 2014

this tuesday: be awesome

missy's birthday is this tuesday, february 4th.

for those tuning in just now,
missy is my very best friend.
she passed away on may 30, 2013.
she would be 44 on tuesday.

in her honor,
i am hoping that you will
get out there and be awesome.

here are some suggestions:
watch the sunrise
wear your purple wig
pay for someone's coffee
eat your favorite chocolate
s - t - r - e - t - c - h
feed the birds
buy some local artwork
buy some locally grown veggies
take a walk
make a green smoothie
make someone laugh
watch the sunset
knit a scarf
plan your spring garden
start something good
finish something you started
stare up at the stars & crescent moon
take a nice, long bath with candles

and if you live in kneeland,
scrape the dust off of your
bumper sticker.

i still have lots of stickers
and it makes me happy to send them out.
do you need one?

be awesome tuesday.

i am sending my love and gratitude
to pete seeger,
who passed away on monday.

hoping we'll all pull through,
hoping we'll all pull through,
hoping we'll all pull through
me and you. 

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