Category Archives: 5 senses

The Other Side of Shawl Doldrums

On the other side of shawl doldrums is finishing up a bit of the wool you were using the shawl to stash bust. I don’t think this shawl is going to be as large as I intended, but the pattern … Continue reading

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First Harvest and Other Things

I have harvested my first tomato of the season. I was so excited about it and so happy with how big this grape tomato got! There are other tomatoes that are starting to turn red and it is very exciting. … Continue reading

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All Progress is Slow Progress

I’ve been working on job applications this week. In particular, one for a job that isn’t really in my wheelhouse, but is in my area of interest and training. Plus, it aligns really well with both my short and long … Continue reading

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I thought when you got older, you didn’t have to worry about acne and pores and such

I’ve been trying a few new skin products out, because I like to try new things. And, because I thought when you got older that you grew out of things like acne and enlarged pores. That was silly of me. … Continue reading

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In Which I Find a Hidden Vegetable

When we brought the plants home from the gardening store where we bought them, we made a sudden stop at a stop light and the plants pitched forward in the backseat where they were. The spaghetti squash and cucumbers fell … Continue reading

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How I Use Productivity

On A Playful Day‘s instagram the other week, she had a discussion about structured play and how some kids (and adults!) do better with a little structure. It was such a lovely conversation and it got me thinking about my … Continue reading

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In which I cook with produce from my garden

The kale, swiss chard and broccoli have all reached a size that I’ve started harvesting it. We’re going to have kale and swiss chard every week until the first hard frost, probably. (And, maybe beyond that if I can figure … Continue reading

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Squash Blossoms

For a few summers in Buffalo, I had a CSA and so I have developed a nice set of recipes for cooking squash. I’ve also really come to enjoy eating it. I didn’t have a lot of squash growing up, … Continue reading

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For all the ways my phone helps, it also doesn’t help

The thing with needing help to avoid distractions is that I don’t only need them when I’m trying to work on something tedious or something that I don’t want to do, I also need it sometimes to help me focus … Continue reading

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Backyard Babies

Planting things is always exciting, but it’s followed by a period of intensity where you monitor them, hoping they’ll take to the ground. I’ve been going out in the evenings and checking on the plants. Until this past week, we … Continue reading

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