Category Archives: Failures

Knitting Garage Sale

Knitting is something I really, really want to love. It speaks to a warm and comfortable place in my soul, beckoning me, calling softly, promising cozy, relaxing rewards. [..]

Failures, Knitting , , ,

Yogurt – A Cautionary Tale

Yesterday, I wrote about how easy it is to make yogurt at home. It’s just about foolproof – unless, of course, I am the fool in question.

Failures, Food

I Tried Something New Today

New things are good – I like them. Crave them, even. I’ve never in my life had anchovies or sardines (to the best of my knowledge.) At least, [..]

Failures, Food, Sustainability , ,

Car Keys – The Eternal Search and.. wait, that’s going to be HOW MUCH?!

I mentioned the other day how The Engineir was out cleaning the garage so I could once again park inside. My half of the garage was occupied by [..]

Failures, Housing, Vignette , , ,

Out, damned clutter! Out, I say!

While I suspect Lady Macbeth’s demons were a touch more serious than mine, I’ve lately come to realize how much the clutter in our house has paralyzed and [..]

Failures, Household , , , ,

A Well-Intentioned Lie

So, hi. I know it’s been since spring that I wrote anything here, and for that I apologize. A few of you have left emails and comments asking [..]

Chickens, Cleaning Products, Community, Eggs, Failures, Food, Gardening, Goals, Habits, Household, Lifestyle, Local Farms, Mental Well-Being, Musing, Personal Responsibility, Planning, Stress, Sustainability, Toxins, Vegetarian , , ,

Finding A Sense of Permanence

“Stability” isn’t really a word I’ve had a vast familiarity with since leaving home. ┬áMoving yearly all though college, dragging myself across the country on a snap decision, [..]

Failures, Lifestyle, Mental Well-Being , , , ,

Inefficiency At Its Worst

Some people are born knowing how to clean, some learn from others or are self-taught, yet others don’t really much care and live at various levels of clutter [..]

Failures, Goals, Household , ,

Rituals & New Years

The dregs of 2010 are spiraling down the drain of time, leaving some of us in a reflective state, myself included. I am a firm believer in the [..]

Community, Failures, Goals, Holidays, Musing, Writing , , ,

How It All Came to Pass – My Unhappy Accidental Life in IT

When I need to work things through in my head, I write them down. Writing helps me refine things, get them into quasi-logical order. Getting intangible thoughts put [..]

Failures, Lifestyle, Mental Well-Being