Garden update: Thinning the herd

Garden update: Thinning the herd

Today, I noticed some white powdery spots on my squash/pumpkin/gourd plants, while finding a bud on one of the plants. Not sure what they are since they sprouted after I threw the fall decorations in the garden to decompose. After sending a panicked message to my gardening Facebook group, I learned that the white stuff … Continue reading Garden update: Thinning the herd

Grieving: The real last day of school

Grieving: The real last day of school

Note: As the stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic continues, I'm attempting to put my feelings down somewhere. This isn't usually what I would put in this blog, but it's important to chronicle how it changes my parenting and fitness journey. The last day of the academic year for my kids is supposed to … Continue reading Grieving: The real last day of school

Breaking away from the lies

Breaking away from the lies

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.Author and explorer Ernest Hemingway “I feel like a fraud just waiting for someone to find me out.” “That explains a lot ... let’s go get some wine and shop local!” I open up my soul and am asked to buy alcohol at … Continue reading Breaking away from the lies

Adventure: Williamsburg, Virginia

Adventure: Williamsburg, Virginia

In March, about a month after his 16th birthday, Caesar died. As a dachshund -- our oldest of three dogs we have had for the past eight years -- he lived a full life. To celebrate his adventuring spirit, we took a trip somewhere new, Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Caesar swam in the Tennessee River … Continue reading Adventure: Williamsburg, Virginia