Our dog gets really puffy … well, maybe not puffy, but kind of… shaggy. And thick-furred. And if it’s warm out, she gets HOT. And then little bits of dirt get trapped in her fur. So eventually… We bust out the clippers and give her an all-over haircut. Nothing fancy.. No fading or different lengths


Last year, I promised I’d be better about updating y’all on my garden. And so far, so good! My iPhone definitely helps – I can snap photos on it, edit them using my new favorite app, TiltShiftGen, and upload them with the (not so smooth, sometimes buggy) WordPress app. Then I just come over to


We did our pictures today after coming home from a friend’s Easter dinner party, which was very nice. I love just getting together with friends and relaxing with some good food and great conversation. After writing this note, my husband and I settled onto the couch for a little bit of “Heroes” via Netflix instant.


I just gotta say, it’s hard to take decent photos when you’re congested and sniffly and your eyes are watering and you’re sneezing and… Yeah, when you’ve obviously spent a lovely chunk of time outside in the gorgeous weather over the weekend, and “caught” allergy symptoms out there. Stinking pollen! Also? I win the prize


The plants are all doing pretty well. They look bright green and very happy – they get hours and hours of sunshine every day. The biggest tomato plant has a few yellow flowers on it, and everything else looks perky. These little guys poking up are the first of the basil. Grow, little green friends!


I went grocery shopping on Tuesday and bought a great-looking ripe, heavy (so theoretically juicy) cantaloupe. Wednesday I cut it in half and ate half of it. Thursday I cut up the other half and put it in my lunchbox to take to work with me. Me to husband, “I’m sorry I ate the whole


This week in our CSA basket, we got a couple bunches of adorable broccolini. Sometimes it’s called “baby broccoli” but it’s really not. It’s a cross between broccoli and kai-lan, which is Chinese broccoli (so says Wikipedia). It’s very delicate and not something you want to overcook, so light steaming or sauteing/stir-frying it are good


I can’t believe there’s only 16ish weeks left. Less than 4 months. Time’s a-ticking! This coming Friday I have an appointment at the hospital, and then that evening we’re having our first Bradley childbirth class with a local instructor. Still haven’t scheduled a massage though! Everything is going smoothly.


So you know all the decluttering and organizing I’ve been doing? Tomorrow we’re going to try to get rid of some of the clutter by having a yard sale. Some of it has already sold because I listed it early on Craigslist, but now we’re just hoping to get rid of the rest and make


It seems that here in Hanford, we’re getting out of the rainy/foggy season finally. The sun is shining, the skies are blue, my husband is flying more and more, and I’m shedding my jackets and hoodies and getting out in the garden. It’s still cool enough that Zora is enjoying basking in the sun, rather


Not my favorite photos of the series, and not my favorite shirt in the world – I just had had several dark shirts in a row and wanted something brighter in the picture. haha. I feel like I’m getting huge, but I know this is only the beginning! …and I’ve been sitting here with this


So we have this great room that gets TONS of sunlight during the day, and when we moved here we had planned to use it as the playroom for my in-home childcare. But then I got my job as a nanny (outside of my home) and decided not to pursue getting my childcare license, because



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