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Updated: 2018-03-06T05:28:23.158-06:00


hike in zone 6B, but a higher latitude


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standing tall


Wishes for 2018


    Wish list for 2018ride bikesvisit somewhere newrenovation #2new improved gardenread books5 new recipes   5 new to me restaurantsfind new parish homecontinue to build small businesshave artwork photos taken __ space for emerging goals through the year __  In 2017, Itraveled to Hamilton, MO, Gettysburg, Emmitsburg, Fredericksburgrode bikes (Katy Trail, Creve Coeur Park)visited the

Best Books Read in 2017


   My favorite books of 2017, in no particular order:: 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher Hashimoto's Protocol by Izabella Wentz Eat Dirt by Josh Axe The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain The Reed of God by Caryll Houselander The



"Happiness does not depend on accumulating more things, but on the mindset we have concerning the things we do possess."   --Fulton Sheen, Finding True Happiness

small amounts


"Writing must be done in small amounts. I draft passages in notebooks, revise them, and make the final drafts on the typewriter. My speed is about a paragraph a day." --Guy Davenport Though I can appreciate this quote for the process of writing, I am not so much a writer as I am a visual artist and a sewer. I can see how this process works for me with sewing, quilting, painting,

slowing down


"Play, reading, writing, letters, slowness of life all contribute to creativity. When we live fast, we don't have time to catch our breath, to think, to explore, to linger. When we take those slower steps, we begin to see and notice more, to absorb the parts of our lives, the world to have such an effect on us. If we rush through our commutes, we can be exasperated, rushed, tired, short.



in September




   Sainte-Chapelle was the private chapel in the royal palace of St. Louis IX, King of France. Also, the namesake of St. Louis, MO.  It was built around 1240, and something like 70% of the stained glass is original. All of the glass was cleaned over the past 7-10 years making the interior glow more brightly. The stained glass only uses 4-5 colors and tells Biblical stories

a breath of fresh air




 Queen Anne's lace I recently spent some time in on a wonderful little island called Prince Edward. The Queen Anne's lace grows everywhere -by every road, in fields, and by the sea. There were other fields of wildflowers, including lots of lupine.  imprints in the sand, left by the tide The beach in this village was all red, with soft, red sand and red rocks, and red dirt and clay



  My summer is full of travel, work, garden, chickens, reading, socializing, and good food. I want to try these recipes: 2 Ingredient Chocolate Pudding and Mojito Popsicles We did try this last night for dinner and it was excellent!: Chicken Korma I'm not alone in wanting to listen to beautiful music at Mass. This just reinforces why I like Stephen Colbert.

wishes for 2016


Here is my list of wishes for 2016: strikethrough: complete italics: in progress travel to Baltimore, MD, Prince Edward Island, across the pond,  Hamilton, MO (hopefully), plus day trips! take part in a Catholic Women's Conference in June take a train somewhere ride bikes somewhere be active 3-4x week (gym/walks) visit the art museum  paint front door paint back door

Memorial Day


all photos taken at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, overlooking the Mississippi River, in the late winter. In Memorial of all those who have given their lives for our country, so that we may continue to have our freedom. Thank you to all who serve, who have served, and who gave the ultimate sacrifice.



   One thing I find myself into these days is puzzles. No doubt inspired by Elise Cripe who I follow and who has gone through her own puzzle making days. My pics are not the best, with the glare and all, as I sit in the dining room under our chandelier and work. My first one, top,  was by far the fastest for me, in about three days, and the second, below, took about a week. I have heard and

Morning view


I've been meaning to post here though I haven't forgotten about this space. I have felt an awakening this spring since the weather is so good. We've had a slow spring and the blooms have just lasted so long. I feel equally pulled between spring cleaning and garden work and general relaxing, reading, and artmaking. I've been doing a little of them all, including also working on puzzles, which

take a walk in the sun


signs of spring


 It's official: when the crocus is up and the onions start to stand up straight - that's when you know the days are getting just a liiiiittle bit longer and the weather will warm ever so slightly. It's when you want to start making your garden planting list, order some seeds, and figure out where it all will go. This year our garden will have a different configuration - mostly still in the same

joyful list


 In response to Natalie Creates' blog, I am posting my own joyful list: --eggs from my chickens --discovering instagram --meals with family members --a conversation that helps me feel more inspired --the joy of life --good articles: Be Happy, When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense. --want to see this movie: Poverty --Elise's list of 30 good things for her birthday. I may just do one for my

chestnut puree


We made baked zucchini with chestnut puree (I made the puree and he made everything else :), and pan-seared chicken with paprika and turmeric on a bed of shirataki noodles (made from konjac root). They are gluten and grain free; basically a vegetable noodle. So good. I had never had chestnuts before, so when I found some at my local co-op I bought about 1/4 lb. I found instructions to roast

last Saturday


We took a long 2 1/2 hour long hike on Hamburg and Lost Valley trails. The weather was in the mid 70s, sunny and beautiful. (A great predecessor to a snow day, for sure.)  There were lots of other people walking too, and bicyclists whizzing by.  Then we went to have a delicious chicken dinner with vegetable soup and roasted potatoes. Just perfect to rebuild the protein.

snow day (again!)


We have 5-6 inches of a wet slushy snow, but with lots of wind! So pretty because it has caught on everything. I will relish my day off. :)

perfect Saturday