Browsing All posts tagged under »florida«


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 […]

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 […]

What’s the difference between a Yam and a Sweet Potato?

June 1, 2014


A guest post by Nate! OMG! This may be old news for some of you, may be interesting to others, or may be a snooze to still others (so I’ll keep the nerd speak to a minimum). I’ve recently read a number of blog posts, articles, and heard from folks some breakdowns of the subtle […]

Snakes, a Recipe, & Aquaculture

February 28, 2014


Our snake friend is back! We love having guys like this around since they help keep our pest population down. I came across the shed skin near the fence in our yard and meant to bring it in to show the kids, but it needed to dry and I managed to forget it outside and […]

cinnamon & chipotle pear sorbet

February 18, 2014


A recipe. A delectable, sweet-with-just-enough-kick sorbet to both say goodbye to winter and welcome the equally smack-you-in-the-face all of a sudden arrival of florida’s non-existent “spring” where it will go abruptly from the 60’s to the 80’s. I stole my recipe…ish. It was intended to be a jam. I even intended for it to be […]

A Home Funeral: Choices In Death

November 11, 2013


I carpooled up to Gainesville, Florida today for a course on home funerals. If this freaks you out or sounds odd, just hear me out. The event was hosted by Final Friends of Gainesville, a helping group for education and assistance with home funerals. It was hosted by Freddie who also works with Prairie Creek […]

In Between Work

October 25, 2013


Wednesday was my last day as an Everyday Blessings employee (at least a daycare staff, I┬ámay still do some respite if time will allow it), but I went back yesterday to take my kiddos out to ice cream so we could have a proper goodbye. They didn’t leave – don’t leave – until today, but […]