Pirate Oatmeal

Snow at Easter

This morning we woke up to this.  It’s insane.  Yesterday it was so humid in my house and the day was so warm that even opening the doors didn’t bring relief.  Then the temperature dropped, the furnace went back on and we woke up to snow.  Holy week snow.  Crazy! Just last week I was […]

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What a week this has been {and a recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Loaves}

chocolate chip banana loaves

It’s Thursday and I’m already wondering how we’ve crammed so much into this week in this house. On Monday I had an appointment with my OB who informed me that we should be ready anytime for the impending arrival of our child. I have to think this was a bit of an overreaction on his […]

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Ridiculously Easy Tofu Steak

Tofu Steak

I’m ready for Spring.  So ready.  I want to drink lemonade on the deck while I BBQ up some dinner.  I want to walk to the park and watch X. play.  I want to eat tasty food that is light and fresh and all kinds of delicious.  Sadly spring has not arrived.  It’s still below […]

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Absolute garbage…


I spent the last two days writing 1000 words on Lent, grace and Jesus. It doesn’t usually take me two days to write that many words and the awful truth is they were absolute garbage. I kept trying to edit and adjust but I knew there was no hope when my husband got lost reading […]

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When dishwashers attack.


This morning started out like any other day. I got up and brewed myself a decaf Keurig coffee. I drank it pretending it was fully caffeinated and then set about making breakfast. The boys then went their way while I went mine and as I was making the bed before my shower I walked into […]

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Double Chocolate Cherry Muffins

double chocolate muffin

These are selfish muffins as they cater to my particular tastes and needs. I’ve been making all kinds of muffins for my son lately but I found myself wanting something today and as he’s at school I threw these together.  I was craving  something that wasn’t too sweet, just sweet enough. Something I could eat […]

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Because it’s Wednesday {March 12th edition}

Something to listen to as you go about your business:  If you’ve been reading the blog for a while you will know of my deep abiding love for the music of John Mayer. Note I did not say a deep abiding love for John Mayer himself. I don’t know him personally and I am cool […]

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Poke the bear


For some unknown reason my son has started getting up between the hours of 2 and 3 every morning. He sneaks into our room quietly and then stares at me until I wake up. It’s kind of freaky. He doesn’t want to wake me as he knows he’s supposed to be asleep but he wants […]

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We rise again


Ash Wednesday brought with it a lot of statements on my Facebook and Twitter feed reminding me that I was going to die. I know this. I also know that meditating on the fact that from dust we came and to dust we shall return can be a good exercise. None of us should believe […]

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Because it’s Wednesday {March 5th Edition}

It’s Wednesday. I love Wednesdays and always have. They are the mid-point of a week and if things are going well it means a week well lived. If things are going not so well then you only have two more days to go. It’s a lovely sort of day and as such I’ve decided to […]

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