Ireland, Politics and the feeling of Home

Is it possible for a place to call to you? To leave such an indelible imprint in your soul that you choke back tears just thinking about it? #askingforafriend I’m not sure exactly when it happened but I was sucked in by the smell of it. The mist, the grass, the peat smoke, the green…

What makes a book a classic?

Towards the end of every year I work on my list on intentions.  I do this no matter what and I work on those lists all year because, well, I just don’t want to be the kind of person with a larger list of regrets than accomplishments.  I know that over the next year, one…

Twitter Giveaway

So, I am continuing to pretend to set up my forever home and clean out my office and I have too much stuff.  Like bordering on ridiculous but not quite hoarder level stuff.  Its hard when you have a small place because you love things but don’t have room for all the things. I am…

My Alaska Adventure

It is not common to get an offer of a trip to Alaska, for free, within thirty days and in accepting such, there was a great deal of juggling put in place.  I kept coming back to the “HOW CAN I SAY NO?” aspect of that.  To me, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity,…

Ring in the New Year

For those of you that know me, I am not big on resolutions.  I just don’t believe they work.  What I do at the beginning of every year is set intentions.  These are things I intend to do in the year and more often than not, I get through the list quite nicely.  This year,…

End of the World Baking

No, not that kind of baking.  Get your head out of the gutter. I had some requests for my recipes from the other night so I thought I would post them for you guys.  We made sure to stay close to home the last few days just out of concern for the crazies exercising their…

My Nerdy Kitchen

Living in a 100 year old tiny house is difficult.  There is always something breaking, not working or needing updating.  While I have advocated down sizing before (and still do) it can pose quite a problem for a cook.  There are many things I don’t need in other rooms of the house but the kitchen…

Politics, Smut Peddling and My Year of Ups and Downs

Politics and My Real Life I will go ahead and get it out of the way.  For those that know me, I know you are surprised that I have been silent on the matter.  That is strictly because I have been so damn busy.  Here goes–I am not sure why people even CONSIDER voting against…

Alrighty then!

So the new place is up…still under construction but working as of now.  If you landed here, go over there and check it out.  I will have more loveliness to put up as I chug along…:) http://www.qoftu.com

Catastrophic #FAIL or Why Texas Weather Hates Me

 if you look closely, you can see the bug who met his maker after eatting all my leaves  Admitedly, it has been a crazy weather season.  I think anyone who may watch television any where could say this year has already been nuts.  This has wreaked havoc with the Beekman seeds I planted. …

Happy June!

Cutest Cat Twins in the Universe This is the official anniversary of my time here on Blogger.  It has been a long strange trip these past three years for sure.  I am hoping this month that the great nuggets from this blog are archived in my Volume 1 over on Blurb.com and then I will…