Category Archives: Acts of Restorative Kindness

It’s bee-autiful outside today

It is one of those gorgeous fall days that I love so much: cool, sunny, and clear, with just a golden glow on everything. The bees are out in force in the yard, flying in and around and past me … Continue reading

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At last, I have herbs…

Every spring I normally purchase my favorite herb bedding plants or on occasion, grow them from seed. This spring, no matter where I looked or how often, they were not to be found. Yesterday I went to Home Depot to … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s child: A mash-up

Recent items: repaired two pillows that Steffi decided were chew toys mowed the front yard before the rain came today trimmed grass from the sidewalk, edge of fence, house, and retaining wall pinched finger in the hinge while locking the … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Table: Current Project

In talking with my sis a few days ago, I told her about working on the backfill for the retaining wall: loading 3 5-gallon buckets of dirt half full and carting them over in the wagon. She laughed, and said, … Continue reading

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Missing in Action

Let me introduce myself again. Things have been really busy here on the hillside and I have gotten a lot done, which did not involve blogging. I miss the connections, but then, when one seldom goes anywhere at the moment, … Continue reading

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Into the wilds of Memphis for some halibut…and tequila

Yesterday was a rare day for us. We went up to Memphis to Buster’s Wine & Liquor–the mid-town super market for best wines, beer, and liquors you cannot get anywhere else nearby. R rarely drinks and by rarely, I mean … Continue reading

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View from the window

In the face of a merciless overload during “that fall” one of my beloved colleagues said to me: You do not have to fix 20 years of mistakes in 1 semester! We were facing daunting expectations, were short staffed, leaderless, … Continue reading

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Do you want ketchup with that burger?

And lo and behold, I found Portobello caps in Kroger this week! I picked up some fresh corn still in the husks, which is how we like them cooked. I had saved a recipe for black bean burgers I found … Continue reading

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Magic Mushrooms: Stuffed Baby Bellas

I know, that is not a picture of magic mushrooms..unless you have been eating them and then it might be. It is another of the sculptures in Lamar Park, where I did NOT walk yesterday, which is a story unto … Continue reading

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Monday in the ARK: Acts of Restorative Kindness

Here’s that new week for us to enjoy! It is another hot one in Mississippi and it was already sultry and heavy when I went out before 8 to feed the hillside zoo. Fortunately, these little guys and gals were … Continue reading

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