Tag Archives: Oregon

As my Uncle Georg would say, …

When he found himself in a conversation lull, he would simply throw out a “So-o-o-o-o...” (with a melodic lilt) to get things going again. I have been a little busy in the last month......

Celebrate International Women’s Day today

  Today is about honoring the amazing things women bring to the table of change.    

Blog Carnival at Partnership for Palliative Care: Why is sharing our health experiences necessary?

In the late 90’s, I began my graduate program at the same time I received my diagnosis of lupus nephritis. As both of these events collided, I discovered how my life and my health experience wer......

There once was a woman who made a collage…

I was SO eager to get my old, beat up x-country skis on this year and tour the neighborhood this snowy weekend, but I chose to wait Thursday AND Friday for a phone call with my latest test resul......

And the secret word for the year is…

  Last year, I used my blog as my journal for new adventures in urban (or technically, suburban) homesteading. Beginning in December of 2012, I started getting more focused on my life here......

Five-Minute Check In: T-Day

  The holidays are quickly approaching and I’m getting my “To-Do” list started. I anticipate the sheer size and level of expectations will, once again overwhelm me. Beginning with my meal ......

Losing my bzzzzy-ness

I thought for sure that when the temperature would drop a little, I would become amazingly industrious. In actuality, I became lazier. Why?   For starters, I am exhausted from the one-after-the......

Five Minute Check-In Time

  I am finding myself getting really anxious about the country’s health care changes beginning this Fall. As someone who hasn’t been covered by insurance since 1998, yet has been able to m......

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......

Until I return…

Stopping by to say I will have to “post”–pone writing until the end of this week (I hear you groaning…lame, I know)   I have had household appliances fail, over-committed myself on project......