Hmm...what is this stuff doing sitting out in the yard? We were able to salvage a couple of the old cabinets from the kitchen demolition so I could put them in the workshop and add some much-needed storage out there. So, last week, I moved a ton of stuff out of the way and Mike … Continue reading Rearranging

Tomato Tart for Dinner…and Other News

I made the yummiest tomato tart. It's so good you need to make it, too.

Tiny Conversation

Emma P. Buttercup: So, Mom, when are we getting back to work? Me: Soon, baby girl, soon.  My fingers are itching to make something pretty. Emma P.: Good.  I've missed keeping you company out here.  And I'm hungering for some stray styrofoam peanuts to gnosh on when you're not looking.

Summer Interlude

It's been awhile, I know, so I wanted to pop in and let you know that I'm still here. Summer has come; the heat and humidity are a force to be reckoned with as is usual here in Richmond.  It cheers me to look out this tiny old window in the kitchen as the crape … Continue reading Summer Interlude


2015 continues to be a roller coaster ride that I am strapped into whether I like it or not.  It's been both scary and tedious, wrenching and uplifting, this ride off into the unknown.  But whatever else it has been and will continue to be, it's chock full of life lessons that I've either got … Continue reading Slowly