Easter, a Downed Tree, and a Whole Lot of “God’s Eyes”

The daffodils are out at Springfield College! The girls and I noticed them (and whole-heartedly approved) when we were on campus last Friday. Other welcome spring color… Glory-of-the-Snow. Isn’t that a wonderful name for a plant? These are popping up in unexpected spots in…

Dogs Don’t Like Lentils…and a Crocheted Turkey

The week started with my dinner plans being scuttled by Manny. He found the Italian Lentil Soup mix I’d set out on the counter, dragged it up to our bed and disembowled it. Most disturbing – he didn’t even bother to eat it. This is…

Radiators, Socks, and a Great Blue Heron

The radiators popped on this week. When I woke up I could smell them. And it’s always nice to hear their early morning hissing. When the radiators come on, I know that fall has officially arrived. In other seasonal news, today was the first day I…

The Week in Review

The weather was beautiful this past week. To take advantage of it, we spent as much time as possible outside. On Wednesday, we hit Forest Park in Springfield – a perfect place to practice with the Prisma App. Even ho-hum photos of tree roots…

Cooking with Pepper

Pepper is taking a cooking course this semester – The Everyday Gourmet, offered through The Great Courses. She just completed lesson three, which means she’s spent the past two weeks studying two things – kitchen equipment and cutting techniques. Her first “assignment” was to make a vegetable bean…