Thursday, April 25, 2013


I think spring is finally on the way!
We have 60's forecasted for the next three days.
That means projects galore!
Plastic coming off windows. Windows flung open, even though it's hardly 50 degree's! Furniture re- arranged for summer breezes. Luckily for me it means a remodel of our upstairs kitchen into a clay studio.

I love that door, it really needs to be red though.
So since I'm not very good at before pictures here goes. There is a little work that has to be done on the actual room. So ceiling patching and painting. Besides that I need the ahem weather to cooperate so I can dig out my pottery wheel out of the shed. That is going to need some loving because it is currently in pieces. Then I will have to make the call to order clay myself and pay the astronomical shipping (ever try shipping 500 pounds of something?) or driving the six hours to pick up the order and the family having fun on the way. That would mean it would actually cost more to get the clay home but be way more fun!

Friday, April 19, 2013

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Inspired by Soulemama

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Monday, April 08, 2013


Our baby tomatoes are looking good! We just transplanted them into bigger pots and very soon I will have to raise the lights over them.  The Cabbage also looks awesome, lettuce and kale not so much. We learned not try to start seeds in toilet paper tubes.  They all looked sickly and I threw them away. I am itching to get going in the garden, which has a LOT of work left just to get it ready for planting. Like building a new raised bed and clearing rocks to make new beds.  None of which can be done because we still have over three feet of snow in the garden!  

It did melt enough that we found the peach tree!  It had be covered by snow for about a month.  It is leaning over quite a bit so my Youngest helped it out a little to stand more upright.  It already has some little buds on it.  Come on Spring!

Instead this is what we get today. More snow, giant, fluffy, pretty flakes! It snowed four more inches this weekend and so far today we have two more. Our forecast isn't promising either. Out of the 10 day forecast 5 of those include snow and not a single temperature over 40. Hard to believe my Love with be on summer break in five weeks.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Week of slow thaw

very slowly...

It has been a slow week for everything around here. We had several doctor's appointments, some great news, some still pending. We are slowly trying to find our rhythm, as we seem out of sorts. We are all tired of the snow, but truly excited about little patches of grass and rocks that are emerging from the banks. Our indoor/outdoor cat Sokka has determined Spring should be here but there is snow to foil him every time he tries to go out.