So many people I know have already figured out what religion they fit well into. I never have. I grew up Catholic, spent a long time a confirmed atheist, hit 12-step groups for a while and then started looking for a god for me. I was really comfortable attending Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, it’s … More Celebrating imbolg+
On Instagram people are hashtagging #52in52 or #52TrailsIn52Weeks2021, and I thought I would take part because my mental, physical, and spiritual health all depend on getting out in nature. And I’m still committed but I can’t necessarily do it once in seven days. I had planned to, but I still have issues with rheumatoid disease, … More Making do
I know that’s no big deal for some people, but I have spent the past 2 years recovering from foot, ankle, knee, and femur fractures, and a massive rheumatoid disease flare. I usually use a wheelchair outside of my own yard. Under doctor’s orders, I can only walk far using walking sticks. He actually recommended … More I took a walk!!
I’ve been in a blue funk since the day after Christmas, deep indigo even. I know a lot of people are having a hard time right now but some stressors added up and weather changed and gave me a bit more rheumatoid pain and I started eating a little bit more crappily and that triggered … More All of a sudden things feel a little better
I want to share some of my favorite ornaments. This tiny doll is ~125 years old and belonged to my mother, and her mother and maybe beyond that. It used to have a tiny paper tag tied on with the name of a country, I think Poland, written in a very old script in pencil. … More It’s beginning to look a lot like Yule: Ornaments
I’ve realized something gradually over the last 9 years: I dislike being called Mama or similar from people who aren’t my child, specifically in the context of looking for support in a parenting or homeschool group and have people say something like, “You’ve got this mama.” I know exactly but it means, and that they … More Not the mama
O just took a very good kitchen chemistry class on Outschool. The teacher is a high school chemistry teacher, and had the kids mix baking soda and baking powder first with vinegar for each and then with water to compare them. They poured gas out onto a candle to extinguish it which thrilled O to … More Are you a teacher?
2019 has been a hard year, mostly because of my physical health. I broke my leg while out hiking in January and the entire year has been about recovering from that; breaking my leg, foot, and rib again; finding out I have fragile osteoporosis, and the process of getting that treated; recovering from the fractures … More I could vlog but….
https://www.uua.org/worship/holidays/chalica I’m going to try to celebrate this with Owen this year as a non–churchgoing homebody UUadjacent natural/scientific pantheist but it seems so weird without others in the family caring. I’ll follow this guide relatively closely. Celebrating Chalica from uua.org Chalice might be a tea light in one of Grandma’s old tea cups. We’ll also … More Celebrating Chalica for the first time
I JUST HOPPED ON THE WALKER AND MY LEFT FOOT ALL THE WAY FROM MY RECLINER TO MY BED! That is a good 25 ft and I am very proud. I had to work myself up to this, battling rheumatoid arthritis damage in the joints that I need to get around with a broken leg. … More My goals are small but I am mighty