AVON Posts, In My Head/Heart, In the Garden, In the Outdoors, Uncategorized

The “Rezzie” in Spring…

The “Rezzie” in Spring… This is my back yard!  It is exactly as the title implies — a reservoir, but also a hidden, ecological paradise of which I am fiercely protective. Located about thirty steps from the back edge of my property line, the “Rezzie” (as the locals call it) is roughly a dozen acres… Read More The “Rezzie” in Spring…

In the Kitchen, Uncategorized

Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder   There’s something to be said about a delicious, hearty chowder.  I’m not exactly sure what that would be, but, well, it’s a good first line… I’m partial to chowders myself.  I prefer them to soup as, in my most humble opinion, soups require a side whereas chowders can stand on their own. … Read More Corn Chowder

Adoption/Foster Care, RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder, Uncategorized

Story of a Radish…

Story of a Radish… Born of a single seed, the very first act of development upon bursting to life is to set down a root. This root establishes itself firmly into the ground and becomes the absolute lifeline by which the unborn radish begins its journey to maturity.  Everything it is, everything it receives, everything… Read More Story of a Radish…

RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder, Uncategorized

10 Things Never to say to the Parent of a RADish

10 Things Never to say to the Parent of a RADish (and the heartfelt responses we’d like to give…) 1.  “You just let ME have her for a few days.” And do what? First, she won’t “act out” with you and even if she did, just what exactly do you think you would do that… Read More 10 Things Never to say to the Parent of a RADish

In the Past (Genealogy), Uncategorized

ABC’s of Genealogy Research

  ABC’s of Genealogy Research   A Ahnentafel – provides the ancestry of an individual in written text as opposed to pedigree form and provides personalized details and commentary along with cited sources. Archives – collection of historical documents or the place that houses them. Accuracy – the state of being correct or precise.  (A… Read More ABC’s of Genealogy Research

In the Home, Uncategorized

Small Space Storage

Small Space Storage I live in a little house.  It’s both a blessing and a curse for someone who loves to accumulate family heirlooms and vintage pieces as much as I do.  A blessing, because the lack of square footage keeps my tendency to “collect things” in check and a curse because I’ve already stepped… Read More Small Space Storage

In My Head/Heart, Uncategorized

These Things I Love…

Things I Love…                              (in no particular order)   CW Autumn MY Spaghetti Celtic Music Books Wood Smoke Turtles Shaker Gardens Antiques Photography Our Children Apple Pie Genealogy A 1948 Chevy Pickup Shrimp Alfredo Anything Alfredo Amish Quilts  Garden Ponds Lemon Thyme Lagerfeld (on CW) Baby Dolls Friends Celtic Harp Christmas Eve Fishing Hydrangeas Old Photographs… Read More These Things I Love…

In the Kitchen, Uncategorized

Betty Crocker and Me…

Betty Crocker and Me   I have this cookbook – have had it for thirty-eight years.  In fact, I received it as a bridal shower gift because, well, the assumption was that a young bride-to-be would need such a thing.  That assumption would be correct, but only if said bride-to-be INTENDED to learn to cook,… Read More Betty Crocker and Me…

In My Head/Heart, Uncategorized

Feed Them… Baskets of Love

Feed Them…  Baskets of Love I’m absolutely CRAZY about this idea! It’s an outreach project with such a huge impact, but so easy to do and with the potential to involve a whole community. It’s hard to believe that in this country, in this time, there are actually people who don’t get regular, healthy meals… Read More Feed Them… Baskets of Love

In My Head/Heart, Uncategorized

J.D. & Huff — Serving as God’s Hands

Serving as the Hands of God…  J.D. & Huff   His name was David, but I don’t think many people knew that.  He went by “Huff” or “Huffy,” a shortened version of his surname and it better suited him all the way around.  Huff was a character to be sure.  A visible presence in our… Read More J.D. & Huff — Serving as God’s Hands