I’m baaaaack!

Oh my goodness!  What the H-E-double Hockey Sticks happened?  I was here one minute and gone the next.  Welllll…here’s what happened…


Reading! Tons and tons of reading-and homework -and group projects here and there and everywhere.  I’m in the library more than my own bed!  It’s just been so crazy. Shaving my legs used to be a chore, now it’s my only recreation.  Pathetic. There hasn’t been a single free minute since my last post.

Great things are a brewin’ in my little family though, and all of their wonderfulness has been an adjustment.

In and amongst the changes and homework, our regular life persists.



There have been dances,


and sweet little surprises – our Lenten Rose

finally bloomed after 6 years.


I’ve been on one tiny adventure,


and learned so many new and wonderful things.




I had a birthday



and had recess for the whole day




and night!


All the while, I longed for creativity and have had to settle on Instagram ‘art’ while brushing my teeth or waiting for the microwave to ding.

This is Charlotte, the most photographed kitty in the ‘hood…



She has little privacy.

This sweetheart advanced to Life Scout and is just months away from Eagle.  He was also selected for Order of the Arrow (scout honor society), has recently been on his ‘Ordeal’ camping trip and was moved by his experience of fasting, silence, and service.


He’s also the newest Sexy Sub Slinger because he has a

J O B!!!


Hold on!  I’m not done yet….

My daughter decided she’s going to a Colorado summer camp in July, and since she ain’t got no J O B (because she has more homework than I do), she’s selling flats of flowers because she’s just awesome like that!

Wanna buy some or donate some to a church or shelter? …just leave a comment.


Nothing EVER holds this girl back!


then there’s this man…


who is my very best friend, biggest fan, work- out partner, private masseuse, plumber, mechanic, and partner in crime.  He has kept this little household running in tip top shape, dragged me out of the house for our walks every morning, and has kept me awake and focused at my keyboard almost every night.

What a crazy month, but the end is in sight.

This week is SPRING BREAK!!

and to celebrate…


Cupcakes for breakfast!!!!

Then an immediate run to Buffalo…



(and with that, weird sleeping schedules)

I am in a Facebook Group with Effy Wild and the first chance I stumbled upon, I made prayer flags for our swap.

Check them out…

They are gray cotton 6×8 pieces that have been gesso’d and lovelified…IMG_2819



One is mine and the rest are off to Anna in Australia, Allurynn in Cortez, Colorado, Lynne in Pennsylvania, Dariana in Malta, and Ru in Canada!

And do you remember this oddity?


We have a winner..


Who, I might add, swooped in and helped me with a Contemporary Lit. crisis, which I made an A on!

She’s a lifesaver.

Thank you- and your Starbucks gc is on its way! (as soon as you email me your snail mail addy)


Wait!  One more thing.

I made a delicious frittata or maybe it’s a crustless quiche.  Either way, I thought you might like to try it since it’s quick and easy, and you can stand at the stove and read at least four pages of your homework while it cooks.

High protein, low carb.


1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
6 large eggs
3/4 cup full-fat cottage cheese
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup water
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
3 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon paprika

Melt butter in a skillet. Add green onion; cook 5 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally. Combine eggs, cottage cheese, cream and water in mixing bowl; beat at medium speed until smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese, basil and maybe a little black pepper; pour mixture into skillet.

Cover tightly and cook over medium heat 13-17 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Sprinkle paprika over top of quiche.

Serve from skillet or slide onto serving platter.




Filed under art journal, Field Trip!, Teens

4 responses to “I’m baaaaack!

  1. Wow, you’ve been one busy lady! I’m glad that you’re getting a break. Congratulations on getting everything done (and totally rockin’ your paper), and raising a family that can stay on track and excel while you take care of your to-do list. It’s truly a testament to you as a wife and mom. I plan to start my planting in the next two weeks. Can your daughter ship flowers to NC? I love young entrepreneurs 🙂 ! I just wrote an article about a couple of Eagle Scouts for the local paper, and was very impressed with the work involved in earning that honor. Your son is to be commended. I’ve missed your fun, crafty posts, and I’m so glad you’re back. I’ll email you with my snail mail address. I never, ever turn away Starbucks gift cards!

  2. Wow. You’ve been so busy I have to sit down and have a Dr. Pepper for you. (You’re too busy to drink). Congrats on getting through so much, so well.

  3. And congratulations to your Eagle.

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