Tag: love

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.…

Holiday in Pictures

Cassoulet for Christmas Eve dinner! For those not familiar with this French comfort food dish, the closest thing I can kind of compare it to is gumbo. You soak white beans overnight (I was a bit short so added a small bit of kidney beans which were fine as well), then boil them in broth with a smoked pork hock,…

Standing at the Crossroads (i.e., grow or die)

“A woman looks back at her life and ponders where she has been and how far she has come. Now is the time when she grieves the loss of any unrealized dreams she may have had when she was a young woman, and prepares the soil for the next stage of her life.” ~ Christiane Northrup, MD, on perimenopause (from…

Week in Pictures

Something my husband and I always have enjoyed is wandering through community gardens. The gate was open when we were out in Southeast today for an appointment so we did a quick wander around the Sewallcrest Community Garden which is of course practically silent now that we are deep into autumn, but being a sucker for transforming garden sheds and…

The dreams that you dare to dream…

In an effort to start the slowly-but-surely process of auditing what we have, what we need to minimize, and what we can put away in preparation for scooting off on our next adventure to the countryside next year, I found this pink owl, sitting in the corner with the other stuffed animals that have been gathering dust since we decided…

This Love.

Every day I am grateful for us, from where we’ve been to where we are to where we are headed. Happy Birthday this Monday to my one and only love…    

This Guy. 

This Monday my husband turns 50, and as we edge closer to the big day I celebrate this incredible man, the love of MY life, my best friend, and a true partner in every sense of the word. I love you, babe… If everyone in the world Could give me what I wanted I wouldn’t want for more than I…

Two-thirds through – now what?

I was glancing around my blog and noticed I had written a post at the end of 2016 talking about 10 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2017, and thought, how close have I come or how far have I strayed from those things? Rather than wait til the end of the year, I thought I’d track my progress and…

Rediscovery

I was watching television on a Saturday night, thinking “is this all there is?” and the loneliness enveloping me. It’s what’s made me eat when I shouldn’t, that numbing food addiction that made me say to myself “tonight I’m going to fuck over my body with unkind food choices.” And I get sick and I cry to myself, because it’s…