June 23, 2016



Here it is again. Hot. Sticky. Humid. Except this time around, I’m at home spinning in circles trying to check things off to-do lists and clear out the excess junk in my life, both literally and figuratively. I made it through my first year teaching. Somewhat miraculously. Maybe one day I’ll learn to stop thinking […]

Posted in: art, fibers, handmade, personal


January 3, 2016



This year seems to be one of the quickest ones I can recall. Hard to believe it’s done with. Amazing to think I’m almost half through my first year as a public school teacher. I feel like we’ve accomplished a good deal, but I’m looking ahead for possibility. I know lots of people scoff at […]

Getting out there

November 29, 2015



Having a week’s vacation has been blissful. Half of it was spent in a near panic about not having enough time to accomplish all the things I’d need to, but by the time Thanksgiving rolled around, I had pretty well settled into the week, was enjoying myself, breathing deeper, sleeping past my usual 6 am […]

Posted in: garden

Me Made

November 7, 2015


Weekends mean bringing a great deal of work home with me since I took a job teaching 5th grade science and math this Fall. It’s the most intense, long-houred job I’ve ever held. Not unlike social service work, the good days are great and the bad days are pretty soul-crushing. This weekend, though, in addition […]

Posted in: food

On Bees: Our First Ever Hive Split [Attempt]

March 9, 2015


Today has been good, in the best sense of the word. We participated in a seed and plant swap with a really cool group of people over in Clearwater at the Beacon Community Garden which is on the grounds of the Unitarian Universalist church off Nursery Rd. One of our favorite people ever, Jungle Jay, […]

Posted in: critters, garden

A Photo Shoot

February 3, 2015


The nice pictures we never had. With just a few months to spare untilit’s been 5 years (FIVE YEARS!) that we’ve been married. Hey look, we even look like we still like each other a little bit, don’t you think?

Posted in: personal

Dorm Room Philosophies

January 28, 2015


I feel very in between things lately. I’m temporarily promoted at work while someone much more capable than me is out on maternity leave, but I’m not particularly liking being a temp – still spending silly time wishing for the olden days; it could just be missing the kiddos, I suppose. I’m working on (slowly) […]

Posted in: personal

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