Archives for August 2012

Potato and Leek Soup

I have pretty much recovered from the Swine Flu and the strep throat my body decided would be a funny addition to the summer of hell.  I am still a little tired and taking a few of the supplements to fight the good fight…..it hasn’t helped that it was my birthday and our college reunion […]

The Perception of Joy

I have been thinking a lot about this NY Times article ‘The ‘Busy’ Trap’ lately and it’s observation that “Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the […]

Sunflower Seed Butter

Originally published in June 2012 Bulletwin without photo ‘Spread’ Thin It seems to be allergy season in my house.  My kids are allergic to listening me. I spend my days repeating everything over and over and bedtime has turned into over an hour of herding cats.  They are allergic to wearing ‘weather appropriate’ clothing and […]

Iron tonic

I have been trying to write a post on my health issues that led me to going gluten free but it is such a long story that I am afraid that everyone will loose interest before getting to the point….if there even is a point!!?!? Maybe the point would be the amount of sheer research […]

Summer sucking and Pesto Pasta Salad

Here I am, up all night tryin’ to get the work done.  Trying to find a quiet moment to myself to put thoughts in a row.  A quiet moment to pay attention to one thing for any stretch of time without being interrupted by a ‘watch this Mummy’, ‘Gabe did’, or a loud crash.  These […]