Hello, my pets – I’m just slipping in to wish you and yours a very happy, safe, and healthy new year. All’s well here at the Houseproud homestead, and I hope all’s been well at yours (collectively speaking). I have all sorts of things to share with you, which I will when I have more than a few minutes to string together at one time. Expect a nice gossipy post next week, but for now I send you many happy wishes and share with you a fierce hope for a better 2019. VERY fondly, yr little munakins
Do you like to go on walks, my pets? Don’t you find that a good walk solves most problems? Long or short, through busy city streets or in quiet natural areas, by myself or with others: walking makes me happy. Continue reading
Really, my pets – it’s been far too long. And it’s not that I haven’t missed visiting with you here, really it’s not. Rather, I fell in love with a job about four years ago and have ignored you shamelessly since. Please accept my mea culpas, won’t you? Do let’s pretend that we’ve had all the time in the world to catch up; have done so already; and are therefor-and-thusly ready to talk about a charming little project I wanted to share with you … Continue reading
No, silly dears – sunspots aren’t the reason I’ve not posted in a month! Noooo, I’ve been a busy little munakins, you see.
Since last we chatted I’ve cleaned and cleaned and cleaned and then cleaned some more. Continue reading
And where has your little munakins been these last few weeks? I’ve been obsessing about a little project I’m working on, that’s where I’ve been. And besides this almost constant obsession (and the therapeutic making of quick pickles to recuperate from the trauma of said obsession) I’ve been trying to make time to get out and exercise. I’ve taken long runs on treadmills at the gym, meandered across Alameda and Bay Farm Island on my granny bike, and have returned to bike-commuting to my volunteer gig at St. Vincent de Paul’s downtown campus. Continue reading
Hello, my pets. In hopes of encouraging Ma Nature to give us a wetter, greener spring, I’ve spent the last few days taking down February’s decorations and putting up touches of green. I’ve been busy working on projects for Houseproud Industries and on general unrelated kitchen mischief, so I haven’t had time to make the green throw pillow cases that I’ve been threatening to make for the last six weeks. Life’s like that: there are the things you’d like to do, there’s the time in which you have to do them, and sometimes the place where those two things meet is insufficient for your needs. And that, my dears, is what this post is all about: it’s about finding time to do the things that you want to do. Continue reading
I’m sure you know by now that I like to cook, and that I like to make sure that the Mister and I get enough veggies down our gullets. Having different options on hand keeps things interesting, so I try to pick up an assortment of vegetables on marketing day. This week’s batch of vegetables includes some long-keepers (uncut, the red cabbage will last well into next week), some eat-sooner-rather-than-later options (the puntarella, which we’ll eat tomorrow night as a salad with whatever the Mister prepares for supper), and some basic staples (parsley and some onions). As you can imagine, it takes a good little bit of time on marketing day to purchase, clean and carefully store that week’s vegetables, but that’s time well spent to in my book.
“Well,” you say, “that’s all very nice for you, but I don’t have time to purchase, clean and carefully store vegetables.” Worse yet, you say, the vegetables that you do buy get tossed into the back of your fridge and ignored until they turn into grey, slimy puddles of yuck. Continue reading
My pets – Oh, it’s been too long since last I posted, really it has been. And as long as it’s been since I last posted, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a few more days for a decent post. But perhaps this photo will tide you over until then? Why, I’m sure it will! Look at the pretty and come on back in a few days for a decent post, won’t you? – yr little munakins
Shall we compare the final version of the wreath to the earliest version? Oh, do let’s!
Hello, my pets! I’m relieved to report that the Houseproud homestead’s Christmas decorations are down and packed away (even the gloriously huge wreath that hung in the living room, which I miss already). Our apartment feels spare and empty after the happy clutter of decorations have come down, and I LOVE that change. It speaks to the time of year: the time to clear out clutter, examine old habits, make new patterns. Anyway and anyhow, have you settled into the new year yet? We have here at the Houseproud homestead, and I, for one, am ready to start on new projects. But before I go into my latest mad plans, here are pictures of presents that I made this Christmas (check out last week’s post to see pictures of things I made to decorate the homestead). Continue reading
Hello, my pets! I’ve missed you all very much, really I have. After a two-week hiatus, this post is going to be all about pictures and will have very few words (well, few by my standards). Continue reading