Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Thoughts: Wanting to Be God

My friend: I'm not sure what the purpose of winning the lottery would be. Once I have a boat, motorcycle, and a fishing pole I'm not sure what else I would need. I have that already.

Me: What I want is freedom. I don't care about stuff. I want to be able to work or not work, just as I choose. I want to have time to spend exactly as I please – so much time that it's no longer precious. So much time I could even waste it, let it slip through my fingers like sand on a beach. And I don't want to be dependent on other people for my security, like needing to have a job.

My friend: So you want to be God.

Me: (Laughing) I am a heretic, I see!

My friend: No. It is what we all want.

Then I think he said something about trust….

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Garden dreaming... and maybe shopping.  It's too wet to do anything else.

Friday, April 24, 2015

A Future Project

This pretty little cottage from Somerset Studio magazine is just cardboard—the kind from the back of the artist’s drawing pad. 

It’s got me thinking that I might want to make bunches of these (and flowers and butterflies!) and then stick them up all around the top of the bathroom walls like a wallpaper border, only much, much cooler.

I’m excited to have thought of another place to put art, as I’m always afraid we’re going to run out of room on the walls…

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lamb... the Other Meat

For Easter I, the Magician, decided that we should eat something special.  So I searched around town for some lamb.  Unfortunately all of the local farmers that were advertised somewhere online as having lamb for sale either didn't have active websites anymore or didn't list lamb as a product.

I finally did find a leg of lamb at Whole Foods!...

...BUT... wowsers, at what cost!  Nevertheless, we didn't want the price to spoil the special meal, so the butcher wrapped it up and home we went.

I followed a Rosemary/Garlic/Lemon recipe (but did not make the sauce on the page).  It didn't take all that long to pre and pre-cooked it looked awsome:

By-the-way... did I mention that one leg of this beast ran $60!!!...  Imagine, with all four legs this lamb would be worth $240 at a minimum... 

A few hours later it came out quite lovely.  And the smell was fantastic!

It still came out a bit pink though.   Twas delicious nonetheless:

We ended up having several meals worth of meat.  In the end I don't know if we'd ever spend that kind of money again for meat.  It was great - but in the end it was a consumable that was gone in a week.  Maybe later this year I'll go hunt some rabbits and freeze them for next Easter!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do."
-- Georgia O'Keefe

Wow.  If this quote was even mostly true than she was a pretty amazing woman.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alex's First Communion

Today congratulations go out to my nephew and godson Alex who made his First Communion!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Weekly Round-Up

It seems like it's been a while.....

But good things have been happening!

Dad and I, plus Uncle Pat, played in the woodshop:

What is it?  Stay tuned.....

While at my parents Mom and I measured space for a rug:

Belovedest and I planted potatoes on Easter:

First flowers from the garden!

And then--- oh joy! -- cooking with Auntie M of Four Eyes and a Stove!  Yes, you really can taste the difference when someone knows what she is doing is cooking!

Today I'm off to spend time with my nephew Alex in honor of his BIG DAY tomorrow: 
his First Communion!