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9 March


The good

My step-son, Jack, has moved in with us. He was having a difficult time with his mother, who has some mental health issues. So, he is here with us. We will be getting him signed up for school this week and starting a new adventure!

The fun

I babysat for grandchildren on Wednesday evening and we sang a few songs together. They are so funny and cute I can’t stop watching them.

The random

Me and one of my favourite little friends from school. I’m pretty sure his shades are cooler than mine.

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Monday: Spicy Asian vegetable soup

Tuesday: chopped salad with shallot/poppy seed dressing, chicken (for the boys)

Wednesday: Mediterranean pasta with fresh greens

Thursday: barley with lemon and herbs, sautéed fennel and Asian greens with ginger and apricot, turkey burgers (for the boys)

Friday: multi bean salad with fresh herbs, farro, steak (for the boys)

Saturday: smoky black-eyed peas and collards, rice

Sunday: roasted veggie lasagna, salad


The good, the random, the fun

Menu plan Monday

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Simple moments of grace


Friday evening there was to be stuffed acorn squash…I put the squash in a baking pan with a little water and sat down to wait for it…The low light of an early November evening called to me however…So I ended up adding some sweet sausage to the pan and we had a simple and delicious dinner. I had forgotten how delicious acorn squash is as it stands alone without all the brown sugar, cinnamon and whatever else ends up in it.

Saturday afternoon I lunched upon the leftovers with a cup of tea.

We have but one window in the living room of our wee cozy apartment and the windowed back door just opposite it. Through that window shines the most beautiful light~ morning, afternoon, and evening. I’m forever pausing as I pass by because it looks so pretty.

I think it is the simple things that make a house a home. It’s not always granite countertops or whatever the shabby chic/farmhouse/coastal living trend of the day is. Sometimes it’s just a ray of light shining on the eucalyptus.

Monday: veggie soup, fresh bread, salad

Tuesday: zucchini tacos

Wednesday: one pot fettuccini, mushroom and artichokes

Thursday: crockpot Salisbury steak, green beans, egg noodles

Friday: Autumn harvest salad with pomegranate, roast pork


Home and garden Thursday

Make it pretty monday

A wise woman builds her home

Menu plan Monday

Modest Monday

Autumn · home · mermaid cafe

A diary of home


I love when night falls early.

Low light and shadows in the late afternoon

Early evening -warm fires burning and dinner in the oven

Table set, candles lit, loved ones gathered in

Monday is purple day and jasmine in the diffuser.

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Tuesday: homemade pizza

Wednesday: acorn squash with sausage and apple stuffing

Thursday: pork loin with apples in the crockpot

Friday: taco stuffed zucchini


Make it pretty Monday

Home and garden thursday

A wise woman builds her home

Menu plan Monday