Friday, April 12, 2013


 I decided to wipe down and clean the inside of  the refrigerator this morning.  Will only take a few minutes. Dried figs, apricots, a partial head of cabbage, a few corn tortillas, a little milk plus other items find there way to the counter....Before I know it, it is 1:30! How is it that late! Oh my! There was so much more I wanted to get done! I did get the refrigerator wiped down and tidied, AFTER I made a huge mess in the kitchen.

The results.
A few tortillas

Turn into spiced up chips

Apricot bread, a fig paste for spreading on breads, fig oat bars
Vegetable gleanings from the fridge, freezer, and a few can goods from the cabinet turn into a bountiful vegetable soup.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Time Well Gathered

Spending time doesn't fit what I feel when I am in the presence of any of our grandchildren. I don't feel I am spending anything. I am gathering.  Gathering joy, looking at life thru the eyes of a child, stopping to notice bugs on the sidewalk, having to go to the center of my soul for questions that are ask. Spending time. No. Gathering precious moments. Today I gathered much time alone with grandchild number two in birth order. Some snaps of the day. 

After storytime at the library


Craft time


Had a picnic lunch in the center of town. Watched the cars, trucks and people pass by.

Essentials
Talking to and checking on a sick cousin.