Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I hope to find some balance soon.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Below is last Saturday's sandwich.
I fell Columbus Day weekend and broke two bones in my foot. The problem is that it took the "Experts" in my life a full 3 weeks to figure out what was wrong. First the ER took X-rays and told me I had no breaks. WRONG. A week later I went to another doctor who found a fracture in that first Xray. I have a fractured navicula.
But I knew I was having pain in a separate area, and after doctor number 1 kind of dismissed my concerns, I went for a second opinion.
That doctor found a second fracture - in my heel somewhere - I was too knocked out on pain pills to think clearly enough to write down the name.
I am currently bouncing back and forth between my first opinon doctor and my second. I am thinking of going to the first opinion guy on Tuesday and demanding the MRI I asked for in the first place. I probably have grounds for malpractice, but not sure I have the cajones for that. For now, me and my Tramadol are going to sit in bed and catch up on lost time.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
May I introduce to you, my baby Camembert.
I have to say, on my drive home I kept singing to myself, "I'm bringing home a baby Camembert. Won't my family be so proud to share!"
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I cut my stalks of tarragon and hung it to dry on the cast iron pots over the stove.
Then I broke out my dehyrator and set to work.
First the oregano
I bagged the oregano and then started on the thyme.
I was surprised at how quickly the dehyrator worked.
Now I just need to decide, to hang the rosemary or to dehydrate?
My dearest husband stocked up on some yummy local honey today.
Why? I'm sad to say because I have been sick this weekend with the nastiest chest/ear cold.
SP is keeping me afloat with regular infusions of hot toddy's.
Yum. Slurp. Nightey night!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Here's a photo essay of some of my special finds.
Fresh Maine Blueberries (which I had missed earlier in the season)
This Feta cheese from Long Fellow's Creamery was fabulous in my Chicken Feta Wonder
And last but not least... meet Broodus.
He is my first angora bunny and will be my stud.
I got him from Beth at Akers Angora's
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
I love flowers. I love fresh cut flowers in vases through out the house.
I love vases that have no risk of tipping over as the result of over zealous children.
These vases are such an example.
I am NOT a big fan of tequila, but any friend who is, you are welcome to give me your empty bottles of Patron!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
It's POURING rain! And he's out there cleaning up the aftermath of yesterday's mulch extravaganza!
Talk about dedication! We love you SP!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Do you not understand the gravity of this situation!?
People on FB complaining about the humidity or applauding that it is Friday again, when the very thing we rely on for survival - the oceanic ecosystem - is being systematically destroyed day after day?
When are we going to wake up and smell the coffee?
Agitate to enact some change?
Decide that our selfish pursuits of oil and plastics and modern day convenience are allowing big money companies to act without appropriate safe guards?
Hallibuton, BP, Palin, all those damn money grubbing scoundrels that want to blame "extreme environmentalists" for causing the problem???
This environmental disaster screams of one thing - HUBRIS!
Enough is enough!
So do something to be the change - PLEASE!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Oh how I miss those summers on Block Island tuna fishing in the canyons. I yearn to go off shore to fish again!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I guess considering the oppressive heat we are having this week it's a bit redundant to point this out. I just thought the picture was neat and a perfect example of how linear my dear SP can be.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
This poor beautiful bird flew into my car as I was driving to pick up Baby from preschool. It swooped out of the trees and dove right into my bumper, and had I not known better as I tried to avoid it, one might have thought it was committing Harri Kari. I knew it was a big bird but I thought it was a crow. I wasn't even positive I had actually killed it until I returned home from preschool and saw this beautiful bird in the road. I picked it up and brought it home so that the children could see it up close. Those stripes and bars are BEAUTIFUL! I called the cat over to show him the gift I brought him, since he is so wonderful at leaving me the heads and tails of his prizes at my door step. I was not surprised when Huckyman denied the gift, for it was already dead. So I left it right here where it laid as an experiment to the wonderful food chain I live among. Low and behold, this morning - no sign nor mark was left. Not one beautiful blue feather was left, which made me a bit sad because I wanted one. However, I was left a gift - an oh so obvious sign from an elusive, wily coyote - it's scat.
You are welcome you wild howling fiery beast!
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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The Sewall's Philosophy, "
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For Christmas this year, I bought everyone in my family some of their apple cider vinegar! Well I just emailed them to get the ball rolling to see how we might be related. Their products are awesome and hope to stock them in my store when it opens! :D
Monday, May 24, 2010
Another Common Ground Find, my salt grinder is now full of local salt from the Maine Sea Salt Company! Maine Sea Salt Company was started in 1998 by owner Stephen C. Cook. Stephen's family has been in the lobstering businesses on Bailey Island, Maine all of his life.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Catching up on some long put off blogging, I had the pleasure of tasting and buying some Longfellow's Serenade cheese at the Common Ground last fall. Second Chance Farm in Avon Maine is a small family farm that deserves a shout out from this blog! Their motto is a lot like mine: "Nourishing the body, sustaining the spirit and celebrating community“.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Baby has imprinted on these two people. One of them is Golfman, and he was Puckstoppers first hockey coach. The other one we will call, because it is one of his nicknames, Machoochoo.
Now Machoochoo lived with us during Baby's first year of life, so it would make sense that Baby imprinted on him, but it is unlike any other child I have had. It's beautiful. Baby only wants to be with Machoochoo when he is at our house, which these years is not very often.
Have you ever had this experience in your life?
I cherish the relationship between them.
It is special.
It is heartwarming, and I am so thankful that they have each other in their lives.
Do you ever wish that you could keep your lilacs blooming year round?
I just think that May should last forever - it's such a wonderful month! It's the onset of when I can pick home grown flowers outside and fill my house with them, which is exactly what I did with lilacs last Friday. I was sitting at the kitchen counter enjoying the aroma of the one above when I noticed something really cool.
One of my lilac flowers was suspended beautifully in the water.
See look closely:
Isn't that just too cool!?
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
This one reminded me of the colancho (sp?) I have that was Moms.
But then there was THIS one! I have never seen anything like it! My sister collects orchids which is really great because I bought it for her.
The really cool thing about it is that once I got it home the top bloom decided to open, and when it did it did so within the grasp of the flower below it. It was such a romantic, loving, sensual thing to watch - but then again maybe I was just anthropomorphizing a flower.
Isn't that gorgeous!
Happy Mother's Day everyone!
Friday, May 7, 2010
The Merit Parkway Bridges are some of my favorite New England architecture.
The cherry's were in bloom!
This is a picture of volunteers at the hospital from years past.
My dear mother HiHo is the second woman from the left.
This bed of tulips was so heartwarming at the hospital during a difficult time.
These were all flowers that I brought my brother.
This tree was one of the side effects of a the recent storms in Connecticut.
My breakfast at a friends restaurant in the East Villiage.
A blooming dogwood - one of my favorite trees.
Baby watching the trains come in as we wait to pick up Sloop. That Ascela astounded him!