Category Archives: Lifestyle

Homesteading Phase 1 wrap-up

I can’t believe it is already Thursday…   My plans for getting here to do updates were thwarted by commitments I neglected to write down. I’m finding myself at that point again where I wil......

What the kale?

This is the time when all of my hard work to prepare for gardening season begins to pay off. This is also the time when the work and making gardening worth it begins. Notice that ‘work’ is at th......

Working things through in our own way

I really slacked off last month during Lupus Awareness Month…in terms of advocacy. I began my community project and this blog as a way to get lupus more into the general population dialogu......

Falling into place

“You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” ~  Irish proverb   I have a tendency to think about things too much. Not to say that I’m thorough or particularly organized. I j......

Drops of Gratitude

I know…I have the best intentions of being here more, but there is always so much work to do.   Now that there is a little rain back in the forecast, that gives me an excuse to take things......

Oregon Spring can bring out the artist in all of us

  Snapshots from the homestead~ As I stroll around and try to figure out my next tasks for my homesteading project this year, I can’t help but be overwhelmed by the beauty already here this......

Dinner and a Movie

Today, my usual Sunday routine was off. Normally, my goal is to spend a lot of time in the kitchen prepping for next week’s meals and snacks. Instead, I have been nesting here at home like a mad......

I’m back and still kicking

Hi~ remember me? I don’t know about you out there, but I have a very difficult time knowing when to say “when.”  This is my busy season with self-management workshops as well as updating my cred......

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Greetings from Sprinkles McFeverish… which is apparently my Leprechaun name. Just dropping by to say hello and to say I’ll be back in action next week. I’ve been up to my ears......

Part Two: Tearing Down that Brick Wall

Getting back to using the Jenga metaphor I used in Part One for problem solving, I have to see each task awaiting me as I enter into homesteading as a brick to pull from this huge goal. Recogniz......