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One of Those Moments

One of Those Moments

It’s been a long time since I’ve done this (write a post here) so, you know, please be patient while I get back into the swing of things.  This evening I had one of those moments – those ones when you think, I don’t want […]

Adult Treats (Alcohol-based, not Nudity-based, although you can combine the two)

Adult Treats (Alcohol-based, not Nudity-based, although you can combine the two)

Yesterday I made three kinds of popsicles:  raspberry kefir, apple juice, and amaretto sour.  The kids had some of each of the first two kinds today, the third kind is calling my name.  Amaretto Sour Popsicles Mix 2 cups limeade with 1/2 cup amaretto.  Pour into popsicle […]

Checking the Sauerruben

Checking the Sauerruben

We just went into the basement to look at the sauerruben and check its progress.  My four year old’s assessment:  “That looks utterly revolting.”  I think it looks pretty good, but am not sure how to tell if it is actually fermenting properly.  I will taste […]

About Love

About Love

As I was lying next to my daughter as she fell asleep this afternoon for her nap I was thinking about the nature of love.  Most specifically I was thinking about the love I have for my children and the love I have for my […]

Soup and Bedtime

Soup and Bedtime

Why, oh why must bedtime be such a struggle?  It never fails, come time to brush teeth and get in bed, that’s when the badly behaved monsters come out.  Not just the kids, I take full responsibility for my part – impatience, thy name is […]