Category Archives: The Present Insanity

The wait for lunch

The trouble with raising teenage photographers is that occasionally a meal becomes a photo-op. Hurry it up, girl – I’m hungry!

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That’s One Way To Move House

What’s that being dragged up the driveway, making such a terrible noise? A miniature house?? A miniature house. This is actually a shed/playhouse we are repurposing from the backyard of our little farmhouse rental. We need to clean it up … Continue reading

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Fire Truck

… because I’m just the kind of gal that, when delivering milk to a friend at the fire station, and the friend says, “Check out this truck; we call it The Beast!”, that says, “Can I sit on the front … Continue reading

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Thunderstorm Strawberries

Well, it might not have been the wisest thing to do in the beginning stages of a Class 3 thunderstorm, but I just couldn’t stand the idea of losing the first berries of the year to the hail that’s predicted … Continue reading

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Window stickers

A year ago in Seattle, I spotted this sticker and got a quick photo. (Don’t worry; I wasn’t driving.) I posted it on Facebook, with a “Want!” My awesome sister-in-law in Portland saw the post and got it custom made … Continue reading

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Teenagers are weird.

As I was peacefully eating my lunch at the kitchen table, listening to the windchimes and the birds through the open window, I suddenly heard what sounded like a BB gun shot bounce off the cement in the back yard. … Continue reading

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Boots and Pool Noodles

I saw a suggestion a few years ago for using pool noodles to keep tall boots stored upright. It works like a charm. Every time somebody walks into my closet, they think it’s genius. So – here’s a boot hack … Continue reading

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Oops.

Some days things go more smoothly than others. Some days, I learn new things. Today I learned that I cannot cook a 1.5 batch of ice cream base in my blender. Lesson learned!  

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Rain on the homestead

Here in eastern Washington, we don’t get a whole lot of Seattle-style rainstorms.  When we do, they tend to be short, extremely windy, and not at all pleasant. Today, after some morning sunshine, the clouds started rolling in.  The sky … Continue reading

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Team Lumberjack

There are two trees on our property, back behind the fence, that have been an eyesore for awhile. Today, they came down. They guys did a great job; trees are down, nobody got hurt, and they got to play with … Continue reading

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