• 15 minute posts,  easy on the words,  gardening,  Tis the Season

    Dear Garden

    Hello rainy wet backyard garden. You are so pretty and overgrown.


    It’s going to be a citrus-tastic spring I see. Your branches are heavy with fruit and we still have months to go until Spring.

    garden view

    So green, so lush, so in need of some tender-loving care. If only I had the days to while away with you…

    springing into winter

    The tangelos are turning color already.


    The tomatoes are sadly draining of color. I miss them already.

    rotting tomatoes

    I might get a few more slices for breakfast here and there but they just aren’t the same as summer…Oh summer, you were so good to us this year.

    Mt. Cherry Tomato

    Someone needs to let Mt. Cherry Tomato know that summer is over. That’s a whole lotta effort for nothing.

    what is this called again?

    Oh Hello Beauty! What are you good for? I do nothing and you thrive and thrive and thrive. If only I could make jam with your berries.


    garden helper

    My little helper will miss you too. She will NOT like being an apartment kitty I think. Maybe we’ll leash train her. Ha.

    tangelo tree

    Sigh…Oh Garden, I’m going to miss you when I move. It’s hard to get excited about you now that I know that you won’t be mine forever. I hope whoever has you next loves you as much as I do.

  • 15 minute posts,  easy on the words,  Family Matters,  heavy on photos,  party party,  Secret Spy Stuff,  Shop Talk

    Where have I been?

    my work companion

    I’ve been puttering away at my desk these days.

    when I'm working this is where she is

    With my constant companions: coffee and the very big kitten that likes to sleep in my lap. It’s like she knows I get lonely when Bug is away at school.

    my messy desk

    I’ve been making all sorts of things for you guys to see along my book tour. I’m very excited about it. I think you will be too.

    junk yard

    Production has been a little rough going. Making, fixing, making, fixing…the things I do for you! Just kidding, this is sort of like playing. But I really do hope it pays off in the end because all this playing is not paying the bills!

    5 cars later finally gonna say DUN.

    Five cars later, I finally got it right. Stay tuned. This post will show up on Tuesday of next week!

    is this getting boring?

    And this one on Wednesday. So fun! I can’t wait to see what my secret agents do with them!

    Bug was inspired by the ninja costume.

    hiya! Ninja putting on her boots


    now you see me...

    Now you see me…

    Not cleaning her room.

    Now you don’t. Wait. What? What’s going on here? I don’t know. I think she was looking for something.

    Anyway, just wanted to pop in (after nearly a week of dead, dead silence) and tell you what we’ve been up to.

    Tea party at Grandma's.

    We also had a tea party at my grandma’s this week. I should make this a post on it’s own but the way I’ve been keeping up with the blogging…we all know that is never going to happen. So here it is squished in with another post. I hope you don’t mind.

    We go over to my grandma’s and aunt Keren’s house every Wednesday for dinner and lately they’ve been doing theme dinners. (I come by my love of theme-parties genetically.) Every Wednesday my grandma asks Bug where she’d like to go for the following week’s dinner. We’ve been to Hawaii (yummy teriyaki), Thailand (for me because I love Thai food so much) and I think Italy (for Saltimboca!). Last week Bug said she wanted to go to London so my grandma and my aunt Keren put on a grand tea party spread. It was so fun! Tiny sandwiches, tea, scones with clotted cream and jam…it was fit for the Queen!

    So that’s what we’ve been up to!

    Mark your calendars! My book tour starts next Monday! I’ll be posting where to go here on this blog so check in.

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