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Every year at this time, I take a look at our diet and think about reducing the amount of processed foods we consume. In some ways, the guidelines we now have to follow for a heart-healthy diet have made whole(er) foods meal-planning even more challenging.continue reading "The butter dilemma"
I have two updates for you: 1) Neil’s surgery went well. He is now a cyborg. 2) My hexagon blanket is going well. I had plenty of time to crochet while waiting at the hospital yesterday. Although, I didn’t crochet the whole time. I also looked at the clock and fidgeted. We’ve been having a [...]continue reading "Updates"
One of the secret Christmas crafts I made was a rice pillow. Well, actually three rice pillows. I followed Blair’s tutorial, which was terrific, but I made a few changes. For one, I didn’t bother closing up the pillowcase. I didn’t have a problem with the end being open, and I couldn’t bring myself to [...]continue reading "Of rice pillows and surgeries"
I just put a batch of hooks in the oven to cure, and I figured I would take this opportunity to share with you something else I recently put in the oven that is not polymer clay, but actual honest-to-goodness edible food. This time of year, there is always a little bit of buzz in [...]continue reading "Pumpkin (or Banana Maple) Muffins"
Today is Neil’s birthday. After the summer he’s had, I wanted to do it up big for his birthday. I think I’m pretty good at providing a festive atmosphere and well-loved gifts for the boys’ birthdays, but Neil’s birthday has never really been as successful for me. Maybe it’s because we don’t usually have a [...]continue reading "And Many More: a heart-healthy birthday cake"
Neil was released yesterday, and (for a nice change of pace) he is still here No middle-0f-the-night emergencies this time, thank goodness. He had cards to read, and a box full of fun get-well presents (including this pinwheel) to open. And I, as has been my custom for the last few weeks, had copious amounts [...]continue reading "Home!"
And a whole lot of wishes for good health. I think Neil might like our new family room decoration when he gets out of the hospital. It’s simply a length of baker’s twine with a slip knot at each end, held up with thumb tacks. Easy but effective! The kidney stone is still hanging in [...]continue reading "Baker’s twine and push pins"
You have been so kind with your comments lately. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to myself, as you can probably imagine, so I am letting some things fall by the wayside, including responding to comments. Please know that I am reading every one, and feeling so grateful for the moral support! So, [...]continue reading "Adventures in municipal parking"
Thank you for your encouraging comments on my last post. We arrived back home yesterday, and Neil’s healing process is continuing. There are certainly going to be lifestyle changes coming our way, and I think maybe that will make for some interesting things to talk about here. Some of you could probably teach me a [...]continue reading "The second shoe drops"
This is one of those posts that I have been working on in my head, on and off, for the last three days, but have not managed to get typed up until now. I’m in a hotel outside of Boston with the boys. We had planned to spend the weekend playing in the hotel pool, [...]continue reading "Change of plans"