May Update – lots of animals, some baking, and a bit of gardening

It’s hard to feel isolated when you’re surrounded by animals. That’s one of the things that has helped our family during these past weeks of self-isolation. The pets keep us firmly set in our routines. They provide us with companionship. They entertain us. I’m…

Judging Pie

I was talking to a woman about introverts and extroverts the other day. She said, in her opinion, extroverts face the world thinking, “People love me!” Meanwhile, introverts say to themselves, “People are judging me.” Recognizing that everyone feels something of both of these sentiments…

Tying Up Loose Ends

Today was the day I tried to accomplish all the things I had meant to do this holiday season but hadn’t yet managed to get to. First up – the glitter ornaments I’d bought supplies for back in November. Pepper and I spent an…

Christmas Baking

We finally got around to some holiday baking today. It was Pepper’s doing. She had two social events coming up and needed sugary snacks for both – so, into the kitchen we went. Pepper is now able to do a lot of baking herself,…