Friday Friday Friday! I can’t believe we’re midmonth and after the usual “unseasonably mild” week or two, it’s getting ready to be fucking cold. As in, dammit I got fooled again and had just brought in the ducks’ heated bucket into the garage and now it’s supposed to get into the low 20’s this weekend! D’oh! Anyhoo… So my husband…

Week in Pictures

After taking a whole two weeks off from making bread, I couldn’t help myself and tried out another recipe from my How to Make Bread cookbook, this one being an olive & herb bread. Now I’m actually not one of those folks who like the loaves with huge pieces of food mixed up in them (and I do not like…

My Top 10 Tips for Jobseekers: Part One – The Resume

Encore Encore!!! As I just learned that the majority of my Top 10 Tips for Jobseekers series articles were suddenly removed from the original careers website they were on, I’m re-publishing them on my own blog so that jobseekers can continue to benefit. (Big thank you to those who made me aware of this!) Check back next Wednesday for Part…


We are currently snacking on these awesome savory masa-polenta muffins. Sprinkled some ground pasilla in it and chopped lardo and they’re, well, heaven. Dang, February is full steam ahead. With new coaching client work with two brilliant women in two very different career paths, matched with crazy mild temperatures here in the Rose City, I’m feeling pretty optimistic… * A…

Week in Pictures

Always to be celebrated – the first signs of life as our daffodils begin to emerge from the ground. It’s a bittersweet moment as after 12 years it will be my last time seeing these lovelies, but I know wherever we are headed will bring new beauty. And dude – it was in the upper 50’s this week – what’s…

7 years, babe…

Who knew this blog would bring me you. Seven years ago today you came into my life, neither of us knowing at the time how everything would be different from then on. Thank you, my love. Thank you for arriving, for staying, for never giving up. Thank you for all that you are and for loving me endlessly.  Thank you.…

you’d be crawling by now…

“There’s a whole other conversation going on In a parallel universe Where nothing breaks and nothing hurts There’s a waltz playing frozen in time Blades of grass on tiny bare feet I look at you and you’re looking at me” ~ from Beam Me Up (Pink) I am grieving. Parts of the river behind the dam I began to build…

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