Ginger & the Bathroom Scale


“Look, I fixed it!”

Whenever my cats sit on the scale in the bathroom, they ALWAYS cover up the dial.  Bless them.

(I miss Ginger) 😦


Deep in My Heart

Saturday, 20 June, 1942

“I haven’t written for a few days, because I wanted first of all to think about my diary.  It’s an odd idea for someone like me to keep a diary; not only because I have never done so before, but because it seems to me that neither I–nor for that matter anyone else–will be interested in the unbosomings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl.  Still, what does that matter?  I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.”

~Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl

The Log Book: February 2016

Latest Projects:
-Still decluttering!  I’ve finished my clothes and have moved onto books–which is so PAINFUL.  For us, books are really more like “sentimental items.”  Actually, I just overall don’t like Marie Kondo’s approach to books (one of the consistent criticisms I’ve heard about her method).  Our bookshelves need tidiness and order, but I maintain: There is no such thing as too many books.  Only too few bookshelves.

The total now for boxes and bags of discarded stuff stands at 6.  A bit of a slow-down from the clothes.  We love our books.

What’s cooking?
-Gnocchi.  It’s so easy, and fun!  It tastes great in gnocci soup.  I used this recipe  without the sauce (from

-Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold  –this is a hard read, by the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine shooters.  But it is absolutely worth it.
Anchored by Kayla Aimee  –I love her blog and so finally picked up a copy of her book.

Other happenings:
-Shaun has taken interest in beekeeping, so we are both learning about that.  Bees are fascinating  creatures.  The more you learn, the more interesting they become.
Last year at this time, we were both sick, the house felt like it was falling apart, and I was tired to the bone.  I am thankful that this February was so different from last year.   Especially considering that it had an extra day, and all.  🙂