I say “if” because it seems that early menopause may be creeping its way into my biology and I haven’t had a good night (REM) sleep in six months, but that’s another story. If I had a dream it would be to be 80% self sustainable. This would include growing or trading for my food, … More If I had a dream. . .
Being poor sucks! I’m fully aware that our situation growing up could have been worse but no lie it was rough. My mother always did the best she could to shield us from knowing we were poor and I thank her for that but we still knew. When you grow up poor you always think … More Mo money, mo problems.
I’m so fortunate to work at such a beautiful place. Unlike my house which is a mile from the water, West Point sits on the Hudson River. Now that the weather is FINALLY on the up swing I’ve been doing my running outdoors instead of in the gym. On the days that I alternate running … More Prayers of the heart
Verdaderamente ha Resucitado! What a week! This year I made a promise to myself that we would attend every service during Holy week and although it was difficult and I had to miss one service because I was sick, we did it! I knew we would need to scale something back with being out every … More Chist is Risen!
After breakfast this morning I decided I would go outside and start to clean up our yard. We live on Main St. and inevitably the wind blows wrappers and a plastic cup or two into our yard. We hadn’t seen the trash that had made its home in my bushes over the past couple of … More Seeing the mess
I haven’t written here in a little bit because I’m actually a pretty private person. Although I write this blog there are lots of private family moments that go un blogged because of the individuals involved or because “that kind” of realness is not always welcomed. We are 75% of our way through Great and … More Working out equals pie. Wrong!
I have been so busy lately making soap that I’ve had little time for writing but there are a few wonderful things happening on the Sanchez homestead that I thought I’d pull myself away from soap making for a moment to fill you in on. Paloma went to winter camp this past weekend and had … More You have to choose
It started about four months ago. I began by reading books, searching you tube video’s and joining soaping groups on facebook. Man, am I a nerd?! I wanted to do it and do it well. I figured since I’ve been growing my own vegetables for two years now I wanted to continue this momentum of … More I made soap!
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarding gold, it would be a merrier world. Tolkien Winter means nights by the fire, warm drinks and cuddles but if you don’t have anyone to share these wonderful joys of life with then it’s a long dark night. I love to entertain. One … More A Merrier. . .Simpler World
Snow is formed when temperatures are low and there is moisture – in the form of tiny ice crystals – in the atmosphere. A day forced to rest is simply marvelous.
Oatmeal has been a staple in houses for years. Its hearty texture and “stick to your ribs” quality makes it the choice of many looking to make cold mornings a little less dreadful. It’s full of fiber and keeps you full long into the morning. Instant oatmeal from a box has around 160 calories per … More Banana and Cinnamon Oatmeal
Yep, that’s what I said. We unlike many American families do not have cable. No, I do not have the semi pornographic commercials raiding my Jr. higher mind. No, I do not have the exorbitant bill that comes once a month. No, I do not have the ability to fill quiet moments with needless television … More No cable.
“Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of … More Heaven is here!
Ok, I’m afraid I might step on some toes with this one but I’ll do my best to not make them bleed. If you’ve know me for more than half a second you know I’m a singer. I play a little guitar but I would never call myself a musician. I’ll leave that calling to … More Beer and Hymns anyone?
O come let us adore Him once a babe now a King O come let us adore Him with our hearts and voices ring O come let us adore Him who came to bring love and peace who came to heal the broken, sick and shame O come let us adore Him whom angels always … More O come