The Best Tuna Salad Recipe

That’s what I googled to find this recipe!  I love, love, love it, and – even better – my two tuna haters like it, too! 4 cans of tuna, drained* Mayonnaise 1 large, firm apple, peeled, cored and diced 1/2 small sweet onion, finely diced 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 1 cup chopped walnuts […]

Blueberries and Other Things

This is the summer I can’t hardly abide being at home.  And home is my favorite place in the whole wide world!  But go out, we must, and go out, we do.  We have access to two libraries, both of which have fun summer reading programs and lots of attendant performances by folks with varying […]

Ordinary, Everyday Images

      This last one, my two sleepers, this is my favorite. You know, I’ve started and quit a Project 365 several times now.  I just couldn’t maintain enough interest to go for more than a couple of weeks.  Why am I doing this, I’d ask myself.  I had no motivation, no reason to […]

Baked Oatmeal (A Recipe)

We’ve got most of this large family’s household chores nicely distributed according to aptitude and interest, if possible, and Delaney is the one who usually makes breakfast.  For the past year, though, she’s had a class away from home on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, which kind of left me holding the bag.  (I’m not sure […]

Down With Food Waste!

“I fixed the refrigerator,” I announced. “What was wrong with it?” a daughter asked. “Well, you know how we buy more vegetables than we can fit in the drawers, and so we put them on the shelf, but then they kind of start getting pushed to the back where we can’t see them or reach […]

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty} We got new patio furniture last week.  We’ve been squeezing around one table meant for four, and, well, we stopped fitting there years ago.  I’d been looking for two rectangular tables, but couldn’t find anything in the material I wanted that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.  One day, I stopped in at […]

What Morning Brings

“Where’s Evie?” I asked in sudden alarm. I was nursing the baby on the couch, but I heard the tractor right outside the window, and some shouted directions, and a very loud, very distressing crunch. Delaney jumped up to find her, safe and sound upstairs, and then we watched the deck pull slowly away from […]

Messy Life

For some reason, I feel very much like capturing all the messiness of real life lately. I love the photographs that completely and cleverly crop out all the disaster surrounding the subject, but, right now, I’m also loving the ones in which the disaster is the subject. Because the laundry isn’t always folded, the kitchen […]